Ford Performance and Roush announced at SEMA that they have developed a supercharger kit for the 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine in the 2018 Mustang and F-150. For the Mustang, the setup is rated at 700 peak horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. That's a boost of 240 hp over a stock Mustang GT, and an additional 190 pound-feet of torque — and it's far above the Shelby ratings, too.
For the pickup, it's 640 horsepower and 600 pound-feet — a boost of 245 horsepower and 200 pound-feet over stock.
The blower is designed to work with the 5.0-liter V8's new port- and direct-injection fuel system. The kit comes with everything needed for installation, including custom performance calibration. It carries a 3-year, 36,000-mile warranty when installed by a Ford dealer or authorized technician. Better yet, it doesn't void the vehicle warranty.
Boost pressure is 12 psi, and the setup requires 93 octane fuel.
"Ford and Roush have teamed up on performance for years on and off the track," said Doug White, Ford's global performance-parts manager. "This new supercharger is another great example of our innovation in performance, greatly improving horsepower and torque so people can enjoy two of our most iconic vehicles even more."
The supercharger kit will be available in early 2018 through Ford dealers, Ford Performance Warehouse Distributors and Roush Performance dealers. Additional information can be found at the Ford Performance website.
Cost was not mentioned in Ford's announcement, but by comparison a Ford Performance 670-horsepower supercharger kit for 2015-17 Mustangs lists for $7,100.