The trend towards military themed consumer goods has exploded over the past few years. Case in point is practically every Bell & Howell Tactical Glasses commercial that has appeared on TV the past few years. But while trick eyewear is nice, the game changes when talking about trucks. Roush and emergency clothing and gear supplier 5.11 Tactical wanted to make something truly special, and have unveiled the fruits of their unexpected team up.
Dubbed the Roush F-150 5.11 Tactical Edition, it starts life as a 5.0 liter equipped 2020 F-150 Lariat, but unlike other’s of its breed, this truck gets a special trip to Rousch. When it arrives there, Roush equips the V8 with a TVS R2650 supercharger that transforms the 395 horsepower mill into a monster that shoots the muscle up to 650 and raises the torque to 610 lb-ft. Roush’s Dual Tip Active Exhaust system is also on hand, with occupants being able to choose from four different sound modes.
Clearly aimed at the stealthiest of owners, the truck is only avalible in two colors: Agate Black or Abyss Gray with digital style camouflage adorning the bed sides. A Roush front grille gives the truck a distinct look, while the integrated lighting helps amp up the truck’s nighttime presence. Meanwhile mirror mounted puddle lamps shine the Roush logo on the ground when the doors are opened.
Optional goodies are abundant, and include the Baja chase rack for the bed that houses two 10-inch Rigid sourced light bars that are rated at 7,920 Lumens each. But moving back to the standard fare, and off-road lovers will salivate over the potent kit that’s installed to the truck. This includes the Roush/Fox suspension system that adds two inches of lift, while 33-inch General Grabber ATX tires power the rig through thick muck, and contrast nicely with the black 20-inch Roush wheels.
The interior builds upon the Lariat’s luxury undertones and features stitched black leather seats with bold U.S. flags standing tall on the headrests. A custom gauge cluster, WeatherTech floor mats, a console vault, and special badging are also included in the package. 5.11 Tactical throws in some equipment as well, and gives buyers a custom hard case that holds a dual purpose law enforcement/EMT tool as well as a second tool that doubles as a key fob, money clip, and a tactical pen. But 5.11 doesn’t stop there, and gives owners a tactical duffle bag, range hat, and USA flat patch.
With all the performance upgrades that occupants get for both the truck and their wardrobe, buyers will have to fork over a large chunk of change for owning a 5.11 Tactical Edition. In addition to the donor truck, the 5.11 Tactical Edition adds $31,000 to the sticker price. Considering that a base starts at $44,095 before the V8 is added, expect to pay well over $75,000 for the privilege of owning one of these rare trucks. We are not kidding on its exclusivity either, with Roush only building 150 examples before it ceases production so buyers will have to act fast to secure their spot.