Roush has made its name on souping up Ford platforms – mostly Mustangs – but recently it’s been putting its own special sauce on the F-150 by supercharging the engines and blacking out the grilles.

Now the tuner has got a new concoction mixed up: the Nitemare.

Just in time for Halloween, the Nitemare edition brings together everything scary about a super-pickup, including bad spelling (just kidding).

The 5.0-litre V8 has been gifted a supercharger in the form of a Roush TVS R2650, which bumps the power up to 650, and torque up to 610 lb-ft. It howls through a tuned performance exhaust that utilizes the company’s special valvetrain technology.

A console-mounted dial lets you tune what sort of noise you want to hear out of those pipes, with four sound options: Touring, Wide-Open, Sport, and Custom (the final option gives you even more specific control via the Roush Active Exhaust app).

To truly haunt your dreams, the grille has been swapped out for a custom all-black unit with integrated accent lights; and hockey stick graphics will match nicely with the hockey mask for your Freddie Kruger costume. The truck rides on 22-inch custom Roush wheels, with Continental Crosscontact LX20 285/45R22 tires.

The package costs US$16,999 on top of the base price of an F-150. Dual exhaust tips, Off-Road Utility kit, Black and Carbon Leather Seat upgrade, Console Vault and tonneau cover are available as extra-cost options. Canadian pricing has not been announced yet.

Source: Driving

October 26, 2018