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Ford's New 700bhp Supercharger Conversion Takes The Fight To The Dodge Challenger Hellcat

Ford has announced a Roush-developed supercharger conversion kit for the latest V8 versions of the Mustang and F-150 truck, and the power war continues

Remind me later

Ford and Roush Performance have engineered a mouth-watering supercharger upgrade for the 2018 Mustang and F-150 truck. Brace for much power.

Both use Ford’s latest 5.0-litre V8 and have space for the supercharger bolt-on. The numbers are quite juicy, too. In the F-150 the engine is forced up to 640bhp and 600lb ft of torque, while Mustang rear tyres are going to be very afraid: the output in the famous pony car is a monstrous 700bhp and 610lb ft at 12psi of boost.

Dodge - Ford's New 700bhp Supercharger Conversion Takes The Fight To The Dodge Challenger Hellcat - News

That puts it right in the mix with the Dodge Challeger Hellcat, which just has a few more horses. We wondered whether Ford would develop a weapon to fight Dodge with, seeing as Hennessey has already set itself up with a Dodge Demon-fighting Camaro called The Exorcist.

Designed specifically to work with the new engine’s combination of port and direct-injection fuelling, the power output with the upgrades applies to both manual and automatic cars. There’s no indication that either gearbox is too weak to handle the extra force.

Dodge - Ford's New 700bhp Supercharger Conversion Takes The Fight To The Dodge Challenger Hellcat - News

The kit comes with everything needed to install it apart from tools and expertise. Get a Ford dealer to do it and you’ll keep your warranty, too.

It will go on sale early next year through Ford dealers, Ford Performance Warehouse distributors and Roush Performance dealers.