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2018 Roush F-150 Nitemare breaks cover

By Tristan Tancredi, 25 Oct 2018 News

2018 Roush F-150 Nitemare breaks cover news

F-150 Nitemare to keep the competition up at night.

THE aftermarket continues to mimic the increasing sales trend of pick-ups, by unveiling special edition models every other day.

Roush has taken the sheets off its F-150 Nitemare, which, according to the American company, “is a purpose-built street performance machine” that is “far from a bad dream”.

Ford’s 5.0-litre Coyote V8 provides the Nitemare with 650 horses, and it’s equipped with a Roush TVS R2650 supercharger package for the added urge.

To acquire the attention of pedestrians who’ve failed to acknowledge the presence of your fresh ride, a Performance Exhaust System lets owners customise the exhaust note. Four settings are available – touring mode, wide-open mode, sport mode, and custom mode – which are activated via an optional Roush Dual Tip Active Exhaust System which uses Roush Performance Valve Technology. An in-cabin dial allows the driver to switch between open and closed exhaust valve positions.

In addition to a front grille replacement, an in-house-designed front bumper and numerous exterior decals and graphics, the Nitemare rides on 22-inch wheels wrapped in Continental CROSSCONTACT LX20 285/45R22 tyres; so it’s best to remain on the tarmac.

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A Roush Off-Road Utility Kit is an optional extra, and it nets you all the tools required if you dare risk getting the tyres muddy.

The Nitemare is priced from US$16,999 on top of the donor vehicle, and Roush covers it with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty in the USA.