2018 Shelby F-150 Super Snake arrives with impressive design and power

Article by Christian A., on May 23, 2017

The wait for the Mustang’s GT-based Super Snake concept to be released is finally over. Shelby had recently collaborated with Ford Performance and Borla to come up with something that will definitely interest truck enthusiasts. The F-150 gets a Super Snake treatment that makes it even more hardcore than the already intimidating Raptor. And what makes it even more special is that the company is only building 150 examples.

Let’s begin with performance. The F-150 Super Snake will be equipped with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that can carry out a whopping 750 horsepower (600 kilowatts). This engine will be paired with a two-wheel or a four-wheel drive configuration depending on the customer’s preference.

In terms of design, the Super Snake comes with a more aggressive body from the redesigned hood to the new bumpers. The tonneau cover and the extra spoilers are all custom-made. To make it even more distinct than a regular F-150, the special edition gets a set of 22-inch chrome wheels, and racing stripes that stretch from the hood, the roof, all the way to the rear of the truck, contrasting its blue exterior paint job – in typical Shelby fashion. The easiest way to spot one of these examples would be through the Super Snake badging that you’ll find on the front grille, and also in the interior.

Furthermore, a new Borla exhaust featuring a pair of stainless steel tips will be the one delivering the engine’s soundtrack. Suspension of the truck had also been improved for better handling. The best part here would be the three year / 36,000-mile warranty.

This incredible street truck by Shelby definitely has more power, more sound, more style, and handling prowess than that of a standard Ford F-150, according to Shelby AmericaN vice president of operations Vince LaViolette. The only sad part is that the Super Snake is designed for on-road use only, unlike its counterpart, due to the extremely low front air dam and side sills.

This special edition F-150 Super Snake is basically like a full-size truck with the power of a Dodge Hellcat. So do not expect this one to be priced like any of your regular trucks out there. Shelby will be selling this example for a little less than $100,000 - to be specific, $96,880. That base price is actually equivalent to three brand new Ford vehicles: a standard F-150 Raptor, a Ford Focus ST, and a Fiesta ST, plus you’ve got an extra $2,000 left for accessories. Though it had just been released, don’t be surprised if all 150 Super Snakes have already been allocated.

Press Release

LIGHTNING STRIKES AGAIN AS SHELBY AMERICAN UNVEILS SHELBY F-150 SUPER SNAKE STREET TRUCK

Shelby American, Inc., today unveiled the all-new Shelby F-150 Super Snake truck at the headquarters of Carroll Shelby International in Southern California. Marking the return of the Shelby muscle truck, only 150 total of the street oriented vehicles will be offered by select Ford dealers for the 2017 model year.

“Carroll Shelby was an early pioneer in high performance street trucks, beginning with his first production version almost 30 years ago,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “With the tremendous demand for our off-road focused Shelby F-150, fans of the classic Ford Lightning and our 2009 Shelby F-150 Super Snake have clamored for a new generation muscle truck from Shelby. Working closely with Ford Motor Company, Tuscany and other partners, we’re going to offer a limited run of super trucks designed specifically for street duty.”

The Shelby F-150 Super Snake will be available in two-wheel and four-wheel drive configurations starting at an MSRP of $96,880.

“The ‘Shelby Super Snake’ badge carries tremendous prestige because every vehicle that wears it represents the pinnacle of performance,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby American President. “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.”

Based on the world-class Ford F-150, Shelby American collaborated with partners like Ford Performance and Borla to transform it into a Super Snake.

“This is simply an amazing truck to drive,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Chief Test Driver. “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.”

Using the Super Snake blueprint for success, the team sharpened the handling of the award-winning Ford F-150’s independent suspension. Under the hood, the F-150 Super Snake is powered by Ford’s iconic 5.0L V8 engine with a supercharger to pump out over 750 horsepower. The result is a well-engineered truck with astonishing capabilities.

The Shelby F-150 Super Snake wears unique Shelby styling that enhances the lines of the handsome truck. It features a new hood, rockers, spoilers, grills, rear bumper panel and tonneau cover. Additional styling cues also include Shelby Super Snake stripes and badges. Inside, the theme continues across the seats, dash and floor.

The Shelby F-150 Super Snake is available in six Ford factory colors and comes with a 3 year, 36,000 mile warranty. Each vehicle is assigned a genuine Shelby serial number that is documented in the official Shelby Registry.

2017 Shelby F-150 Super Snake Equipment

STANDARD EXTERIOR FEATURES

22” Shelby retro chrome wheels
Speed rated high performance 305/45/22 tires
Performance full suspension lowering by Shelby
Shelby tuned performance shock system
Shelby speedo recalibration
Front end alignment
Tire sensors recalibrated
Red Shelby brake caliper covers
4-piece body side ground effects
Ground effects painted body color
Painted fender flares
Functional painted front fender vents with Shelby logo
Shelby rocker panel graphics
Painted custom front bumper cover with cooling vents
Honeycomb racing grille insert
Official Shelby snake emblem on grille
Shelby functional replacement dual intake ram air hood
Supercharged logo on air intakes
Painted custom rear bumper cladding
Painted tonneau cover with carpet liner
Shelby bedrug liner
Shelby full body racing stripes
Shelby lettering on the hood, tailgate and both sides of bed
Shelby Registry engine plaque
Functional front fender vents for increased engine cooling

STANDARD INTERIOR FEATURES

Shelby Registry serial number plaque
Official Shelby logo on console lid
Official Shelby Snake embroidered headrests
Official Shelby logo carpeted floor mats
Tinted windows
3 year/36,000 mile warranty

SHELBY PERFORMANCE EQUIPMENT

Shelby engineered 750 HP supercharger
Blower powder coated Ford racing blue
Intake manifold powder coated Ford racing blue
Open air performance intake with high flow filter
Oversized carbon fiber air intake tube
Performance aluminum heat exchanger
Upgraded billet throttle body
Upgraded high performance fuel injectors and spark plugs
Shelby tuned Borla performance exhaust
Polished stainless steel dual exhaust tips
Dual intake “ram air” Shelby Super Snake hood

Source: Shelby

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