World’s Quickest Production Truck — with these words, the American company Roush Performance, which specializes in the production of components for street racing, presented the «Fastest production pickup in the world» based on the Ford F-150, which got the name Nitemare. The pickup is powered by a 5.0-liter Ford engine with an installed Roush supercharger, which provides a total of 659 hp and 827 Nm. This allowed the car to provide acceleration from 0 to 97 km / h in just 3.9 seconds.
To set the record for acceleration, the vehicle was sent to drag racing. The transmission was switched to sport mode with a rear differential lock, and the tires were replaced with Continental CrossContact LX20 285/45 R22. The SuperCrew double cab version accelerated to 60 mph (96.56 km / h) in 4.1 seconds, the Regular single cab version — in 3.9 seconds. These numbers were enough to call the Nitemare the fastest production truck in the world.
It’s worth noting that the Roush F-150 Nitemare isn’t the most powerful tuned pickup ever. There are such models as the Hennessey Maximus with 1014 hp or the Hennessey VelociRaptor V8 with 768 hp.
To get a Roush F-150 Nitemare pickup, you need to give the studio $ 19,150 above the cost of the original Ford. And this number doesn’t include such options as the active exhaust system, the branded cargo platform cover, red and black leather trim, or the Off-Road package. Roush gives a warranty of three years or 36,000 miles (about 58,000 km) for this truck.
Talking about the exterior, the Nitemare has a signature grille with accent lighting. You can also get the graphics package for Nitemare with graphics for hood, tailgate, and sides. When you enter/exit the vehicle the puddle lamps with the Roush logo light up. As an option for the interior, you can get black and red leather seats with stitching in the seatback.
Jack Roush, the founder of the racing team and tuning studio Roush Performance, is well known in Ford enthusiasts circles. In the mid-60s, Jack started working as a motor engineer at Ford, but in the 70s he left the company to take up racing — he made engines for drag racing, rally-crosses, and then he went into NASCAR — 19 pilots won in his cars. The products of the Roush Performance studio are currently a variety of modifications to the Ford Mustang sports car and the Ford F-150 pickup.