The Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport is going into production!
Fans of overpowered pickups rejoice!
Remember the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport that was being talked about at SEMA earlier this year? Well, Shelby have just confirmed that it's going to become a production vehicle! Although the vehicle was initially just an R&D excercise to test interest, clearly that interest has been astonishing because Shelby will be making a limited run of two different versions of the F-150 Super Snake Sport.
250 Super Snake Sports will be produced in total. The less expensive version of the truck will have 395 hp from a naturally aspirated V8, whilst the more expensive version will be the 770 hp supercharged monster that Shelby showcased at SEMA. The supercharged version is good for 0-60 in 3.45 seconds and 0-100 in 8.3 seconds! As is pretty much mandatory for anything Shelby, both versions will get the bodykit you see on the SEMA show car as well as all the suspension and braking upgrades, the snarling Borla exhaust system and the 22 inch Carroll Shelby wheels. It'll also have an interior kitted out with Shelby leather seats, custom Shelby gauges, billet pedals and serial numbered dashboard and engine plates. Very special indeed!
If you want the less expensive naturally aspirated version it'll cost you $86,085, whilst the supercharged version will set you back $93,385. A huge price to pay but, considering how mental the performance figures of the supercharged version are, it's probably worth paying. This price also includes the price of buying "a well-optioned F-150" in the first place so that Shelby can work their magic - when that is taken into consideration, things maybe aren't so bad on the price front!
It's also worth mentioning that it's quoted performance figures are faster than the Roush F-150 Nitemare, its nearest comparative rival. Will die-hard Shelby enthusiasts will be willing to pay more than enough money to get something that can outdrag a Roush F-150? I'd definitely say so. There's definitely some brand warfare that goes on between proponents of the two big Ford-centric tuning companies.
They'll only be available to US customers at select Shelby dealers, although I wouldn't be holding my breath on that. It's very likely that at least a few lucky customers from outside of the US will end up with one of these limited edition pieces of American ridiculousness. Importers and vigilante individuals do have their ways of getting what they want...