Today ROUSH Performance released a new pickup that's inspired by the company's participation in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, the 500RC. It packs a supercharged (or ROUSHcharged) version of Ford's 5.4-liter V8 producing 445 horsepower and 500 ft-lbs. of torque. That's a pretty big bump over the stock motor's 300 horsepower and 365 ft-lbs. of torque, especially considering the engine and the entire truck is covered under a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty from ROUSH.

Rounding out the rest of the package is a dual rear-exit high-performance exhaust, 20-inch chrome wheels and a billet aluminum grille. So no one confuses your 500RC with a normal F-150, ROUSH also includes fender and tailgate badges, a top- and side-stripe kit, and a serial number badge in the glove box.

The 500RC features the same engine upgrades as the Stage 3 F-150, but appears to be aimed at the buyer who cares to be a bit more discreet. And at $11,995 plus the cost of a donor truck, the 500RC is significantly cheaper than the $15,860 Stage 3 package.

(More pics after the jump)

[Source: ROUSH]

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