Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Autos, said that Carroll Shelby had pioneered the muscle truck segment more than two decades ago. With a focus on performance as well as looks, the concept F-150 Super Snake was built to see if the public is ready for another high performance Shelby truck. Boylan claims that the company took the same approach to this project as it does for every Shelby.
Boylan highlights the vehicle's look at me' styling, earth shattering power, stop-on-a-dime brakes and go cart-like handling. She also emphasized the car's balanced performance truck that has the desirability as well as the performance.
The red 2007 F150 regular cab truck is featured with a custom functional hood and fascias, black Super Snake stripes and Alcoa Shelby wheels.
Modifications to the 5.4L engine resulted to the car being able to produce 475 horsepower through the automatic transmission. To control its power, the car was given 6 piston Shelby brakes. The suspension was lowered 3 inches and tightened up to improve handling.
Buyers can have the entire package but could also install the styling and the power/handling upgrades separately.
Shelby Autos president Amy Boylan shared that it was more than 20 years ago when Carroll Shelby pioneered what would become the muscle truck segment. To determine if the public was prepared for a new Shelby truck, its team created the F150 Super Snake.
The approach the company chose for this concept is that same that it does for every model, continued Boylan. The F150 Super Snake is a performance truck that is balanced in a way that it is as good to look at as it is to drive in.
This is likely due to its 'look at me' style, go cart-like handling, effective brakes, and power, Boylan added. Meanwhile Shelby Autos vice president of production Gary Davis said that the F150 Super Snake will have the Super Snake package installed and that this will be done at its Las Vegas facility.
Only a few thousand units will be made of each model on a yearly basis, he added, to ensure that it meets the high levels of quality and performance expected by real enthusiasts.