Most gearheads are familiar with Aaron Kaufman, former Gas Monkey lead mechanic and star of Fast ‘N Loud, who’s now the owner of Arclight Fabrication and star of a new show called Aaron Needs a Job. Kaufman doesn’t just like to wrench on cars, however, he also likes to race them, and has previously competed at Pikes Peak. But recently, he also got the chance to test out a Roush F-150 SC at the Rally Ready Driving School track in Dale, Texas.
The Roush F-150 SC is designed to be a fun, high-performance, off-road truck. And it’s got plenty to offer under the hood, because it’s packing a Roush Performance Supercharger System that helps elevate its Ford 5.0L Coyote V8 to 650 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. The boosted powerplant breathes through a free-flowing dual cat-back exhaust with adjustable valve technology.
To give the SC a little more ground clearance and capability, Roush also installs a specially tuned Fox 2.0 Off-Road Suspension System, along with black Roush 20 inch wheels and General Grabber ATX LT305/55R20 tires. Throw in some unique exterior and interior styling touches, and the F-150 SC is a very nice overall package.
The only question left to ask is just how well does it perform in tough off-road conditions? And the answer to that question is, well, pretty darn good. Kaufman is able to fling the specially-equipped Ford F-150 around rather easily, navigating a series of cones without losing traction on the loose dirt, despite the large infusion of power.
Kaufman ends by saying that he had a “great day, and a hell of a lot of fun.” And we imagine that anyone, no matter what their taste in vehicles, would probably say the same thing after whipping this supercharged pickup around a dirt course for a few hours.