Marcus De Guzman / Shelby | May 22, 2017 12:06
Shelby American builds all-new muscle truck, the F-150 Super Snake
The Ford F-150 has been given a major upgrade courtesy of a supercharged 5.0-liter V8. Available only in limited numbers, the all-new F-150 Super Snake marks the return of Shelby in making muscle trucks.
“The ‘Shelby Super Snake’ badge carries tremendous prestige because every vehicle that wears it represents the pinnacle of performance. Our new Shelby F-150 Super Snake is certainly worthy of the name. From the sharp handling suspension to the thundering 750 horses and pure American styling, it’s a remarkable vehicle. One of our goals was to offer the truck in limited numbers to preserve exclusivity and potential collectability,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American.
Generating more than 300 PS over the F-150 Raptor, the F-150 Super Snake is all about putting all that horsepower on the pavement. As stated earlier, power comes courtesy of 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that enables it to crank out 750 PS. Beyond that, engine also benefits from an open air performance intake, aluminum heat exchanger, upgraded billet throttle bodies, high performance fuel injectors and spark plugs and a Borla exhaust specially tuned by Shelby.
In addition, the F-150 Super Snake will be available in either four-wheel-drive (4WD) or rear-wheel-drive (RWD).
Apart from the engine receiving a host of upgrades, Shelby also tweaked the suspension and body as well. The muslce truck gets lowered suspension, Shelby-tuned shock absorbers and high-performance 305/45 tires wrapped in Shelby retro chrome 22-inch wheels. Over to its exterior, it gets a honeycomb front grill, dual intake 'ram air' Super Snake hood, front and rear chin spoilers, new side skirts and rockers, full racing body stripes and front fender vents for better engine cooling.
“This is simply an amazing truck to drive. Lessons learned building the Ford Mustang-based Shelby Super Snake muscle car and the Shelby F-150 were applied to create this incredible street truck. True to Carroll Shelby’s philosophy, it has more power, more sound, more styling and more handling prowess. From Detroit to Dubai and Dusseldorf, this is the ultimate expression of a high performance truck available through a dealer,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American vice president of operations and chief test driver.
Each F-150 Super Snake will come with a serial number and will only be limited to 150 examples.