When it comes to getting extra performance out of Ford products, perhaps no company is as respected or well-known as Roush Performance. For over four decades now, Jack Roush and his team have been engineering and building some of the most potent and successful tuned vehicles on the market. And while there is no denying that the brand is best known for their work with the Ford Mustang, Roush is no stranger to off-road trucks. In fact, they’ve been cranking out modified versions of the Ford F-150 pickup truck since 2013, and have just rolled out their take on the 14th-generation offering. This is what you need to know about the 2021 Roush Performance F-150.
Every 2021 Roush Performance F-150 starts life as either a XLT or Lariat model, before undergoing a dramatic transformation. And while this particular package doesn’t bring the high-horsepower figures that the brand is synonymous with, that doesn’t mean this truck doesn’t stand out from the crowd. Modifications start with the bodywork, which now features box-flairs reminiscent of the 1980s. This extended bodywork adds 2.8-inches of width to the truck, and even features some integrated lighting elements. Up front you’ll find a new high-flow Roush grille and a new bumper cover with integrated lighting. These pieces give the truck a bit of Raptor-esque styling, while clearly letting everyone know this isn’t a typical Ford. There are also some slick fender vents cut into the front arches to allow for better heat management, which look badass. A Roush Performance graphics package comes as standard, though customers can option an additional side slash package for a bit more cash.
Underneath the skin of the 2021 Roush Performance F-150 sits the company’s upgraded 2.0 Performance Series Suspension system. The kit has been set with 2-inches of front leveling right from Roush, which gives the pickup truck more ground clearance and a lifted appearance. The suspension is put to the ground via a set of unique 20-inch Satin Gray wheels designed in-house, which come wrapped in 33-inch General Grabber A/TX rubber. For buyers looking to push this truck hard, the tuning shop will offer a set of six-piston front brakes co-developed with Alcon Brakes. A Roush Performance exhaust system also sits tucked underneath the F-150, though customers can opt for an active system should they so choose.
Like with any Roush Performance product, the interior of the truck also gets a few unique upgrades. Branded gauges and molded floor liners come into play, as does a massive Roush windshield banner. You also get a serialized plaque on the dash, as well as a graphic of Jack Roush’s signature. Buyers can also choose to spec the company’s interior leather package, which adds a bit of luxury to the off-road pickup.
The 2021 Roush Performance F-150 package starts at $16,745, which obviously doesn’t include the cost of the Ford F-150 donor. While official orders aren’t quite open yet, the tuning shop is allowing customers the chance to reserve a build slot on their website. If off-roading is your thing but you can’t be seen in something as common as the Raptor, this might just be the truck for you.