Ford Performance brought a lot of vehicles to the SEMA 2021 show. And we mean, a lot a lot. There was a Ford Bronco with tank tracks, a Maverick with a center-exit exhaust, a Mach-E on the bags, and even an electric F-100 to balance the V8-powered Ford Bronco DR that trailed past Las Vegas. Convention Center. So you wouldn’t miss it if you missed this big surprise: a supercharged 2022 F-150 straight from Ford Performance, featuring a rival Hellcat 700hp at 6500rpm and 590lb-ft of torque at 5,000 RPM with the help of an all new Whipple Gen 5x compressor. 0-60 is estimated to be less than five seconds. Honestly, why couldn’t this be the new Ford F-150 Lightning?
Whatever the reason, it doesn’t really matter. All that matters is that this 2021+ Ford F-150 Whipple Supercharger Kit will be available as a Ford Performance product. This build 2022 F-150 doesn’t just have a fan under the hood, either. It also comes complete with a Ford Performance Extreme exhaust, FPP lowering kit, set of bed storage accessories plus tonneau cover and 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 legal in 50 states.
2021+ Ford F-150 5.0L V8 Gen 5x Whipple Supercharger System Details
By Whipple, the updated Gen 5x supercharger for the new Ford F-150 features an all-new housing, inlet and pulley design to make power more efficient and further improve capacity of air flow. The inverted design, which nests the twin-screw compressor in the valley of the block, is still intact. Not to mention the 10-speed transmission, Whipple integrates its proprietary software and recalibrates it to keep the Ford F-150’s supercharged 5.0L V8 in its maximum torque range and works with the truck’s various drive modes.
If you buy the Gen 5x Ford F-150 supercharger system directly from Whipple, it will cost you at least $ 8,050 for the Stage 1 system and $ 8,850 for the Stage 2. The price does not appear to include installation, so tack on some big ones for that, too. Check back for Ford Performance prices.
While Ford is unlikely to build a supercharged F-150 from the factory, we’ll take comfort in the fact that its aftermarket partners are happy to take over. So if you don’t really want an electric F-150 Lightning, this might be your best bet.