Shelby Ford F-150 Super Snake Concept breaks cover

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

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.

Press Release

Shelby Ford F-150 Super Snake Concept

LAS VEGAS – Shelby Automobiles, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK) unveiled a Super Snake Ford F150 concept today at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Based on the popular Shelby GT500 Super Snake, the post-title package for the 2003-2008 F150 upgrades the truck's handling, styling and power.

"Carroll Shelby pioneered the muscle truck segment over 20 years ago," stated Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Autos. "Our team built this concept F150 Super Snake to see if the public is ready for another high performance Shelby truck. We took the same approach to this project as we do for every Shelby. With its 'look at me' styling, earth shattering power, stop-on-a-dime brakes and go cart-like handling, it's a balanced performance truck that's as desirable to drive as it is to look at."

Shelby Autos teamed with Ford Racing and top suppliers such as Borla and Baer to develop the concept. The red 2007 F150 regular cab truck features a custom functional hood and fascias, black Super Snake stripes and Alcoa Shelby wheels. The 5.4L engine was tweaked to churn out 475 horsepower through the automatic transmission while 6 piston Shelby brakes were added to stop the beast. The suspension was lowered 3 inches and tightened up to improve handling.

Enthusiasts can choose to have the entire package applied to their truck for the ultimate Shelby. However, the styling and the power/handling upgrades can also be installed individually.

"We'll install the Super Snake package for the F150 at the Shelby Autos facility in Las Vegas," added Gary Davis, Shelby Autos vice president of production. "In order to maintain the high level of quality and performance demanded by real enthusiasts, we'll only build a few thousand per model year."

The Ford F150 Super Snake post title package includes:
Whipple supercharger kit
Borla exhaust system
DJM suspension
3.73:1 rear axle ratio
Shelby-designed 22-inch wheels and tires with Pirelli P Scorpion tires
Forged Shelby / Baer brakes with 6 piston calipers with cross drilled and vented rotors
Custom front fascia, grill, carbon fiber splitter, fender vents and brake cooling ducts
Custom front fascia, mesh grill and grill surround
Custom side fender vents and rockers
Unique fiberglass hood featuring a hood scoop and classic Shelby design
Bed lid and rug with embroidered logos
Shelby signature Super Snake stripes
"Shelby" lettering across the rear tailgate
"Super Snake" vehicle badges and official Shelby CSM interior plate
Shelby signature embroidered headrests, floor mats and leather interior

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