Ford F-150 Supercharger Kit Ups 5.0L V-8 to 700 HP
If you don’t want to wait for the upcoming Raptor R, a Whipple supercharger kit will soon be available from Ford Performance Parts for the naturally aspirated V-8.
- Ford Performance Parts will soon offer a supercharger kit for the F-150’s 5.0-liter V-8.
- The twin-screw supercharger ups the V-8’s output to 700 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque.
- It will be available starting early next year, and it’s legal in all 50 states.
In case you haven’t heard, Ford will soon debut a 700-plus-hp F-150 Raptor R that’ll take on the 702-hp Ram 1500 TRX. But if you’re impatient (or if you want to create your own custom build), Ford Performance Parts will soon offer a supercharger kit for F-150s equipped with the 5.0-liter V-8 that provides 700 horsepower.
The 2021 F-150’s naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 produces 400 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 410 pound-feet of torque at 4250 rpm from the factory. The Whipple twin-screw supercharger makes the 5.0 pump out 700 ponies at 6500 rpm and 590 pound-feet at 5000 rpm, and Ford says it’ll allow the full-size truck to reach 60 mph in less than 5.0 seconds. That’s quicker than the Raptor, which needed 5.2 seconds to hit that mark in our testing. We expect the F-150 Raptor R will make over 700 horsepower from its supercharged 5.2-liter Predator V-8 from the Mustang Shelby GT500.
The kit includes the supercharger and necessary hardware as well as a dual-pass intercooler system. Ford says it was tested with its 100,000-mile standards, similar to production engines. And it’s protected by a three-year/30,000-mile warranty if installed by a Ford dealer, Ford Authority reports.
Ford Performance Parts’ supercharger kit for the F-150’s 5.0-liter V-8 will be available starting early next year, and it’s legal in all 50 states. We don’t know yet how much the supercharger kit costs, but pricing for the 2021 F-150 with the 5.0-liter starts at $33,330 on the XL model.