Comparisons with Ford's Lightning or H D supercharged vehicles may be difficult to resist but are ultimately pointless. This is Roush's interpretation of the current F 150 platform and is meant to enrich, not replace the class. Test numbers show it's the fastest Roush F 150 we've tested but the 0 60 stopping distance is 23 feet longer than our previous vehicle's (again, we suspect the tires).

With limited production of 100 serialized units, the Nitemare may be little more than a dream for performance-truck buyers. Our tester started life as a regular-cab STX with the 5.4 liter V 8 listing at $26,275. The Roush options added another $19,390, bringing the MSRP to a healthy $45,665.

Combining efficiency with exclusivity has kept Roush a favorite among performance-truck enthusiasts in the past, but the future looks even brighter, which is a testament to Roush's ability to harness and market the schizoid nature of performance pickup trucks.

What's in the Package?
• Roushcharged 5.4 liter powertrain system (Roushcharger, intake manifolds, intercooler and radiator, air induction system, and Roush-calibrated ECM)
• Chin spoiler
• Dual exhaust system
• 20-inch chrome wheels
• Billet-aluminum grille
• Front window banner
• Fender and tailgate badging
• Unique gauges
• Embroidered floormats
• Leather seating
• Dash trim package
• Billet-aluminum pedals
• Graphics package
• Serial badge (number X of 100)
• 3.73:1 limited-slip rear axle

Options
• Rear wing
• Hood scoop w/carbon-fiber insert
• Sport suspension (front coil/rear leaf springs, front anti-roll bar, specially valved Bilstein shocks): lowers vehicle two inches in front, three in rear
• Locking lug nuts
• GPS