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700 HP FORD PERFORMANCE F-150 WITH WHIPPLE SUPERCHARGER IS THE LIGHTING WE SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN

How’s This For A Muscle Truck?

2021 2022 Ford Performance F-150 SEMA Show Coyote V8 5.0L Supercharged Supercharger Gen 5X
Image copyright Manoli Katakis, Muscle Cars & Trucks.

Ford Performance brought a lot of vehicles to the 2021 SEMA Show. And we mean, a lot a lot. There was a Ford Bronco with tank treads, a Maverick with a center exit exhaust, a Mach-E on bags, and even an electric F-100 to balance out the V8-powered Ford Bronco DR hanging around outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. So you wouldn’t be remiss if you missed this big surprise: a supercharged 2022 F-150 directly from Ford Performance, featuring a Hellcat-rivaling 700 hp at 6,500 rpm and 590 lb-ft of torque at 5,000 rpm with the help of a brand new Gen 5x Whipple Supercharger. 0-60 is estimated at under five seconds. Honestly, why couldn’t this be the new Ford F-150 Lightning?

Whatever the reason doesn’t really matter. All that does matter is that this 2021+ Ford F-150 Whipple supercharger kit will be available as a Ford Performance product. This 2022 F-150 build doesn’t just have a blower under the hood, either. It also comes with a Ford Performance Extreme Exhaust, FPP Lowering Kit, a bunch on bed storage add-ons plus a tonneau cover, and bronzed concept wheels teasing big blue Brembo calipers. Best of all, this Ford Performance licensed product comes with a 3-year, 30,000-mile warranty, and is 50-state legal.

2021 2022 Ford Performance F-150 SEMA Show Coyote V8 5.0L Supercharged Supercharger Gen 5X
Image copyright Manoli Katakis, Muscle Cars & Trucks.

2021+ Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Gen 5x Whipple Supercharger System: Details

Per Whipple, the updated Gen 5x supercharger for the new Ford F-150 features an all new housing, inlet, a pulley design to make power more efficiently, and improved airflow capacity. The inverted design, which nestles the twin-screw supercharger in the valley of the block, is still intact. Not leaving out the10-speed transmission, Whipple integrates its proprietary software, and re-calibrates it to keep the supercharged 5.0L V8 in the Ford F-150 in its peak torque range, and works with the truck’s various drive modes.

If you buy the Gen 5x Ford F-150 supercharger system from Whipple directly, it will run you at least $8,050 USD for the Stage 1 system, and $8,850 USD for the Stage 2. The price doesn’t seem to include installation, so tack on a couple grand for that, as well. Check back for Ford Performance pricing.

While it’s unlikely that Ford will build a supercharged F-150 from the factory, we’ll take solace in the fact that its aftermarket partners are happy to pick up the slack. So if you don’t really want an electric F-150 Lightning, this might be your best option.

2021 2022 Ford Performance F-150 SEMA Show Coyote V8 5.0L Supercharged Supercharger Gen 5X
Image copyright Manoli Katakis, Muscle Cars & Trucks.
2021 2022 Ford Performance F-150 SEMA Show Coyote V8 5.0L Supercharged Supercharger Gen 5X Brembo Brakes
Image copyright Manoli Katakis, Muscle Cars & Trucks.
Image copyright Manoli Katakis, Muscle Cars & Trucks.
2021 2022 Ford Performance F-150 SEMA Show Coyote V8 5.0L Supercharged Supercharger Gen 5X
Image copyright Manoli Katakis, Muscle Cars & Trucks.
Image copyright Manoli Katakis, Muscle Cars & Trucks.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Muscle Cars & Trucks was founded by Manoli Katakis - an automotive media veteran that has been covering the latest car news since 2009. His journalism has uncovered dozens of major product changes, updates, plans, and cancellations long before automakers were ready to make things official.

Some highlights over the years of his reporting include the uncovering of the Zora trademark before anybody else reported on the coming of a mid-engine Corvette, as well as the dead-accurate reporting of the coming of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2, two years before it hit the market, and even before the debut of the concept vehicle. This type of reporting has immediately continued here, with reports of the original seventh-generation Camaro plans being shelved, as well as what's in store for the Chevrolet Silverado.

Some of his work can be found on massive automotive media outlets, such as Motor1. He also has been a guest on the 910AM Radio Station with Detroit News auto critic Henry Payne, as well as the enthusiast-oriented Camaro Show podcast.

Over the years, Manoli has interviewed various automotive industry titans, leaders, and people that make things happen otherwise. These include figureheads such as GM CEO Mary Barra, GM President Mark Reuss, automotive aftermarket icon Ken Lingenfelter, Dodge firebrand Tim Kuniskis, along with various chief engineers of vehicles such as the Ford F-150 & Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro & Corvette, and many more.

At MC&T, Manoli is taking his journalism expertise, deeply planted sources, driving abilities, and automotive industry knowledge to new levels, covering more vehicles and brands than ever before. This is the place where you will continue to read groundbreaking stories about American performance vehicles, pickup trucks, and sport utility vehicles. Here is where you’ll also read insights and quotes from various automotive subject matter experts on the latest relevant products, as well as some of the latest official news from their manufacturers.

Fun facts: he also once beat Corvette Racing driver Tommy Milner in an autocross with a Chevrolet Bolt EV. The biggest vehicle he’s ever driven is a John Deere mining truck. Besides a go-kart, the smallest vehicle he’s driven has been a Hyundai i10. He’s also spent time in the cockpit of various American performance vehicle icons, including the fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaro Z/28, Dodge Challenger Demon, and Ford Mustang GT350R. He has reviewed dozens of trucks, SUVs, and performance vehicles over the years.

One of his favorite new vehicles on the market today happens to be the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison. He is also a card carrying member of the Sports Car Club of America, and regularly participates in Detroit Region autocross events.

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