Whipple’s Gen 5 3.0L supercharger has been out for the 2018 and up Ford Mustang for a few years now, and it’s been a popular choice among enthusiasts thanks to its incredible performance potential. Now, 2018-2020 Ford F-150 owners can get in on the latest and greatest blower technology, as Whipple’s Gen 5 F-150 Supercharger Kit is now available in both stage 1 and stage 2 configurations for models equipped with the Ford 5.0L Coyote V8.
The all new Gen 5 supercharger features the latest rotor technology which includes a 3/4 rotor combination with improved sealing and higher efficiency. The all new F-150 supercharger system also features an inverted blower, which nestles the supercharger in the valley of the block. The air goes through massive air-to-water intercoolers for optimal thermal efficiency, then down the runners.
The Whipple Gen 5 F-150 supercharger also comes with a unique PCM calibration that reconfigures all the necessary engine functions including fuel, spark, knock detection, torque management, transmission control, and electronic throttle control. The vehicle’s PCM constantly monitors the engine’s torque output to keep the engine within its ideal parameters. If a parameter falls below specification, the PCM will lower boost and torque output until the problem can be fixed.
Whipple’s stage 1 supercharger kit uses the stock 80mm throttle body and produces up to 735 horsepower and 685 pound-feet of torque at the flywheel. Stepping up to the stage 2 kit and its Roval 132mm billet throttle body bumps those numbers up to 775 horsepower and an equal 685 pound-feet of torque.
Whipple also recalibrates Ford’s ten-speed automatic transmission to maintain peak torque throughout the RPM range, and also allows owners to keep the truck’s off-road, tow, eco, and sport modes. The supercharger is available in a variety of finishes, including black and polished, as well as red, white, and blue powdercoat, and with or without a carbon fiber inlet tube.
Throw in the fact that Whipple’s F-150 supercharger kits are 50 state emissions legal and run on pump 93 octane gas, and it’s no wonder why they’ve been so popular in other applications.