It’s a widely accepted fact that the quickest production truck has long been the Dodge Ram SRT-10, which used a viper-sourced V-10 engine to launch this pickup to 60 mph in just under five seconds. Sure, there have been other quicker trucks, but none rolled off the factory production line with this level of quickness. Roush Performance took its crack at the title and won… sort of.
Roush Performance’s weapon of choice? The 2019 Roush Nitemare F-150 4×4. With its supercharged 5.0-liter V-8 that cranks out 650 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque, which are gains of 255 horsepower and 210 pound-feet of torque compared to the factory-tuned V-8, the Nitemare F-150 sprinted to 60 mpg in 3.9 seconds in Roush’s own testing.
While this puts a massive 1-second gap between this F-150 and the Ram SRT-10, there is a debate as to the legitimacy of Roush’s claim as this being a “production” vehicle. Sure, there is no legal definition for a “production vehicle,” but logic tells me when a company charges buyers at least $19,150 to update an existing F-150, as Roush does to create the Nitemare F-150, it is no longer a production truck.
Regardless of the argument for or against the Nitemare F-150 being a production pickup, this performance kit — which includes a supercharger, exhaust system, 22-inch wheels, Continental tires, an updated grille and front bumper, and tons more — is nothing short of incredible.
For now, I will say the Ram SRT-10 remains the champs, but this the Nitemare package is nothing short of an amazing way to upgrade your truck for less than $20k.