First Look: 2020 ROUSH F-150 SC

If you grew up in the 90’s, the you likely remember Home Improvement’s Tim “The Toolman” Taylor and his unending pursuit of power. He went out of his way – much to the chagrin of his wife Jill and co-host Al Borland – to pack as much power into even the most mundane items. In fact, he once built a lawnmower he thought was capable of entering the Indianapolis 500. That being said, Tim would have had a hard time finding any fault in the all new, 2020 ROUSH F-150 SC.

Built from either Ford’s XLT or Lariat platforms and paired with the potent combination of Ford’s 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 engine and the ROUSH TVS R2650 supercharger, the ROUSH F-150 SC has a total output of 650 horsepower and 610 lb-ft of torque, more than enough to handle cross-country highway trips, high-energy trail riding, or towing a boat to the lake for a weekend.

It’s no secret that F-150 drivers are adventurous and looking to get the most out of their truck both on and off the road.  For that reason, we’ve partnered with FOX to deliver a suspension package that can tackle off-roading while still maintaining the drivability customers have come to expect from ROUSH vehicles. The 2020 ROUSH F-150 SC features a ROUSH / Fox 2.0 Off-road Suspension System. This suspension has been designed, developed, and rigorously tested to withstand the harshest conditions and to ensure drivers are able to get to where they’re going in comfort.  Preset with 2 inches of lift in the front, leveling out the truck, this suspension features nitrogen charged aluminum body coilovers with tuned performance springs and 6061-T6 aluminum rear shocks with internal floating pistons to dramatically improve stability and off-road performance.

With 650 horsepower we knew we couldn’t just put any wheel and tire combination on our flagship truck. The 2020 F-150 SC features new 20-inch satin black ROUSH wheels wrapped in high performance 33” General Tire Grabber AT/X rubber. This combination gives the truck capability to tackle any terrain without diminishing comfort or performance. These all-terrain tires have been tested and proven for everyday commutes, towing and payload, and off-road performance. Drivers in colder areas will appreciate that these tires carry the 3 peak mountain snowflake rating - indicating the tire meets the required performance criteria in snow testing to be considered severe snow service-rated.

Underneath, the 2020 ROUSH F-150SC features a dual tip performance exhaust system for expelling all of that added power and torque along with an aggressive tone. While the iconic ROUSH rumble produced by our exhaust is sure to make everyone take notice, we have an added option for drivers who are looking for more control over their truck’s sound. Our ROUSH Active Exhaust system uses an electronically controlled valve to give customers complete control over their exhaust note. The included ROUSH branded, console-mounted selector switch allows drivers to seamlessly toggle between touring, sport, or off-road mode. Our Active Exhaust application for iOS gives customers the ability to create their own sound profile for custom mode.

Longtime fans of ROUSH Performance know that we don’t just stop at making powerful vehicles – our product development team works tirelessly to ensure as much attention is paid to the appearance of the ROUSH F-150 SC as it’s powertrain components. With a custom ROUSH grille, featuring integrated signature lighting, and front bumper cover, this truck has an aggressive appearance designed to turn heads. On each corner, our added fender flares feature integrated accent lighting, giving your truck a wider stance and noticeable presence. Further adding to the aggressive look, the new, optional, ROUSH Chase Rack is finished in a corrosion resistant black coating and features Dual 10-inch Rigid SR Pro Series Light Bars. This Chase Rack sits above the bed so no cargo space is lost. The ROUSH Chase Rack option will be available later this year.

Trucks are no longer just for off-roading or work-related tasks. We know that these trucks can also be family vehicles, which is why we have developed several upgrades for the 2020 ROUSH F-150 SC to add convenience throughout the course of the day. Drivers can now have their local ROUSH dealer install a new ROUSH-branded retractable aluminum bed cover. From its retractable function, which permits opening or closing in seconds, to its rigid, vinyl-over aluminum laminated construction, this hybrid cover offers everything other covers do not. There are no snaps to manipulate, there is no roll or bundle to lash down or stow, no cross bars to negotiate, no fabric shrinkage to struggle with and, best of all, no worries about the security of cargo. For added ease, no drilling is required, and installation can be reversed. Drivers who purchase this new bed cover can also add our new cargo manager so they can confidently place items in their truck’s bed without fear of excessive movement.

Several new graphics packages allow our customers to customize the look of their truck. The new and unique red ROUSH SC fender and Tailgate badges ensure this truck stands out from the crowd. Also, the newly integrated “R” projector/puddle lamps proudly display the ROUSH “R” logo on the ground as drivers enter and exit their truck. 

We wanted to make sure the interior stood out just as much as the exterior, which is why we are excited to unveil our all-new, optional ROUSH Premium leather package. This package provides unmatched comfort, durability, and style. Additionally, an embroidered headrest featuring the ROUSH logo completes the luxurious look of this truck. 2020 ROUSH F-150 SC drivers can also option-up to our off-road utility kit, which kits directly underneath the rear bench seat. This kit provides a premium collection or off-road recovery items in a ROUSH branded, heavy-duty bag. The kit includes high-quality jumper cables, a tow strap, tow hooks, ratchet tie-down straps, custom ROUSH gloves, and a flashlight.

With legendary ROUSH power and style, drivers will be happy to know that – as always – we are backing the 2020 ROUSH F-150 SC with a 3-year/36,000-mile in-house, limited powertrain warranty.

To configure your new 2020 ROUSH F-150 SC, click here.

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