Byline: BOB GRITZINGER
Saleen isn't the only company to leap into the void left by Ford's Special Vehicle Team not producing an SVT Lightning pickup based on the current F-150. Three others have hot F-150 irons in the fire, all based on the supercharged 5.4-liter V8 formula.
* The Roush Nitemare F-150 is intended to be just that-a bad dream-for supercharger-challenged truck owners. Roush will build 100 copies, featuring the company's own Roushcharger producing 445 hp and 500 lb-ft of torque from the three-valve 5.4-liter V8. A Ford limited-slip 3.73 rear axle handles the power, while Roush technicians have pushed the speed limiter to 105 mph.
True to its Ford roots, the Nitemare will be offered exclusively in black for the 2007 model, with an array of Roush interior appointments. Options are limited to rear wing, hood scoop, locking lug nuts and GPS system.
Available only in a regular cab 4x2, the 2007 Roush Nitemare is priced at $41,750 and is on sale now through Ford dealers.