Jack Roush has never shied away from an opportunity to promote any of his company's vast expertise. The performance vehicle arm of the company, Roush Performance Vehicles, has formed yet another partnership to promote their vehicle development prowess. Together with KTM, a leading manufacturer of street and off-road motorcycles, the car nuts at Roush have put together the KTM Edition ROUSH F-150.
The basic KTM Edition truck features a two-tone leather interior, KTM-inspired paint scheme, 20-inch wheels/tires, chin spoiler, hood scoop, and billet grille. In addition, the truck is available with many of the options ROUSH has packaged with their ROUSH Performance line of trucks, ranging from suspension upgrades to a ROUSHCharger-equipped 5.4-liter V8 making 500 horsepower and 445 lb/ft of torque.
With the demise of the SVT F-150 Lightning and now the Dodge SRT-10 Ram, does the world really need a 500 horsepower pick-up in any guise?
Read the complete press release after the jump.
PICKUPS AND MOTORCYCLES, ROUSH AND KTM PARTNER ON NEW F-150
LIVONIA, Mich. (January 8, 2007) – Pickups and motorcycles go together like sunshine and a summer afternoon. You can hardly think of one without associating the other. So it would be natural that KTM, a leading manufacturer of street and off-road motorcycles, would partner with ROUSH Performance to build one of the hottest trucks on the market – with or without a bike in the back.
ROUSH Performance is the leading builder of the Ford F-150, the most popular vehicle in history. The Livonia, Mich.-based company teamed up with KTM to add a unique signature style and performance components to create a truck like no other, one that will appeal to both riders and those drivers simply wanting to make their presence known on the road. It is a pairing of the best from the two-wheel world working with the best in the truck world, two winning motorsports entities known for their workmanship and results.
The standard features of this machine are anything but basic, and include a KTM/ROUSH-exclusive paint and graphics package and two-tone KTM-branded leather interior. The painted front bumper, chin spoiler, hood scoop and 20-inch chrome wheels with high-performance tires definitively set this F-150 apart from others on the street. The billet aluminum grill adds a touch of class, and intimidation if seen from behind you in the rear view mirror.
The truck will be available in a choice of 4x4 or 4x2 as well as Super Crew or Crew Cab models. The vehicle is powered by the stock Ford factory 5.4L, 3-valve engine which has 300 horsepower and 365 lb.-ft. of torque under the hood.
For those in a hurry to get that bike where it needs to go, one of the most popular upgrades is sure to be the addition of the ROUSHcharger™ supercharger system which boosts the horsepower to a monstrous 445 and 500 lb.-ft. torque. This system is completely covered by ROUSH's industry-leading 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on all components.
KTM's Ready To Race leadership brand position in extreme competition off-road motorcycles, its new street sport motorcycles and entry into the competition ATV market is solidly reflected in this partnership with ROUSH Performance. More information on the KTM Edition ROUSH F-150 can be found online at www.RoushPerformance.com. You can also locate the nearest ROUSH-authorized Ford dealer online.
To see the entire line-up of new Ready to Race 2007 KTM models and for the KTM dealer nearest you, visit www.KTM.com.
Based in Livonia, Mich., "The Art of Performance Engineering" takes place at Roush Performance. In addition to the Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 Ford Mustang and F-150 styling, handling and performance upgrades, a complete line of performance parts and crate engines are offered. For more information see your local ROUSH dealer, visit www.RoushPerformance.com or telephone toll-free (800) 59-ROUSH.