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If we are to talk about matters of speed, a pickup truck is not really a likely candidate. These type of vehicles are designed as workhorses that can pull a lot of weight. Therefore, excuse us if we find it hard to believe that one can possibly outperform the competition when it comes to being the quickest. However, we are clearly forgetting the fact that a beast such as the 2019 ROUSH F-150 NITEMARE exists. Don’t take it likely because this machine will apparently eat supercars for breakfast without breaking a sweat.

What makes this insane feat possible is the top-tier tuning that the shop offers. They’re taking Ford’s reliable 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine and slapping on a ROUSH TVS R2650 supercharger system. This upgrade awakens the dormant potential to push it beyond what is expected. You’re looking at a 650-horsepower and 610 lb-ft of torque ride that is ready to race. Tests show that this 4×4 can manage a 0-60 mph run in less than four seconds.

In the meantime, to make sure that everyone around you notices the difference, the brand’s performance exhaust system produces a powerful rumble that announces its arrival. The racing inspiration does not stop there, because the 2019 ROUSH F-150 NITEMARE dresses the part. One look at its exterior details should tell you that it craves speed. Tweaks such as a custom grille, sporty graphics, a new bumper cover, and much more are part of the package. Likewise, we can see that the pickup truck is sitting on a set of 22-inch ROUSH wheels with Continental Crosscontact tires.

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Images courtesy of ROUSH

Tesla Truckla

Given enough time, Elon Musk will eventually push Tesla to add more EV models to its lineup. Right now, we’re looking at the Model S, Model X, and Model 3 as its available offerings. Meanwhile, the Roadster, Semi, And Model 3 are on its way soon. So far, we have a sedan, a coupe, a crossover SUV, and a semi-trailer truck, but we know there will be more. On the other hand, if you have the skills, the time, the tools, and the willingness to destroy a perfectly good Model 3, then check out the Tesla Truckla.

What we’re looking at here is a custom all-electric single-cab pickup truck. To give credit where it’s due, this is one impressive work that showcases what Tesla can potentially offer in the future. The mad scientist behind this project is Simone Luna Louise Söderlund Giertz or just Simone Giertz for short. This Swedish mechanical maven loves to tinker around with robotics and also dabbles around as an inventor, TV host, and a YouTuber.

Her DIY masterpiece takes a brand new Tesla Model 3, an angle grinder, a welder, and some elbow grease to complete. In our opinion, the process is cringe-worthy because you’re seeing a pristine sedan getting cut up like it’s in a gory slasher movie. The part of the video where she starts to key the trunk makes us tear up. Anyway, her team started off by stripping off the interior of the vehicle then proceeded to remove the beams and the rear structure of the car. Thankfully, after installing the bed as well as the cargo rack, the Tesla Truckla becomes one awesome ride

Check out her YouTube channel here

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Image and video courtesy of Simone Giertz