Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport Goes Into Production, Becoming USA’s Fastest Street Truck
LAS VEGAS – December 6, 2019 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), will put its Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport concept into limited production, making it the fastest street legal limited edition truck available through Ford dealer showrooms. Only 250 of the 2020 model year trucks will be available in the USA, with a limited number available through select Shelby mod shops and distributors worldwide. The production Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport will be shown to the public for the first time at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, from January 11-19, 2020.Gary Patterson
Introduced at the 2019 SEMA show recently, Shelby American received overwhelming requests to build the V8 super truck, which will come with four-wheel drive and be available in both naturally aspirated and supercharged versions. During Shelby American tests, the truck went from 0-60 mph in just 3.45 seconds and reached 100 mph in a blazing fast 8.3 seconds.
“The Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport was initially an R&D exercise to build a street legal truck that could deliver blistering performance,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “The reactions from enthusiasts, the media and Shelby dealers were amazing. In fact, they petitioned us very hard to put it into production. Our team fast tracked the development process and we’ll begin manufacturing the super trucks in Las Vegas during the first quarter of 2020.”
The Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport features a Shelby-specific lowered suspension, up to 770 horsepower, throbbing exhaust note, custom wheels and new brake system. The exterior has a meaner and more aero look, while the interior has stylish Shelby amenities.
“While we’re most recognized for Shelby Cobras and Shelby Super Snake Mustangs, Shelby American pioneered performance trucks over thirty years ago,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Chief of R&D. “Fast forward to 2019 and our four-door trucks are showing our stripes on roads worldwide. But we were missing a hot rod two-door that could dust the competition. The 2020 Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport is lightning fast, wicked fun to drive and has the track styling that Shelby fans crave.”
The Shelby American team collaborated with Ford Performance and other partners to create the ultimate “super truck” concept vehicle. Input from enthusiasts encouraged Shelby American to put it into production and add some options that were not initially contemplated.
“The supercharged concept truck was based on an entry level trim Ford F-150 and had only 755 horsepower,” said Patterson. “Enthusiasts asked for a higher content base truck, more power options and four-wheel drive. That’s why the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport will be available either with or without a supercharger, a bit more luxury and with four-wheel drive to maximize traction. We also squeezed out more ponies. This will be the fastest truck in its class with more content than anyone else, from the braking system to the suspension, body panels and tune.”
The amazing Shelby super truck has an MSRP starting at $86,085 for a naturally aspirated V8 powered pickup. The mighty 770 horsepower V8 will begin at $93,385 MSRP, including a well optioned Ford F-150. The trucks come with a 3 year/36,000-mile warranty.
The Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport will be available through select Shelby dealers across North America. A limited number will be built by select Shelby mod shops and distributors internationally. Individuals interested in these or any other Shelby vehicle can visit their local dealer or go to https://www.shelby.com/en-us/Vehicles/F-150-Super-Snake-Sport.
About Shelby American, Inc.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car, Daytona Coupe and Shelby Series 2 component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, Super Snake, and GT post-title packages for the 2005-2019 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also offers the Shelby Raptor, Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks. Heritage cars include the continuation 1965 Shelby GT350 competition model, 1967 Ford Shelby Super Snake and 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR. For more information, visit www.Shelby.com.
Shelby Super Sport F-150 Specifications
- 770 HP supercharger system (post-title sales only)
- Powder coated blue supercharger
- Performance air intake
- Heat exchanger
- Billet Throttle body
- Shelby Suspension System
- Adjustable upper control arms
- Cam alignment lower control arms
- Front coil over suspension
- Rear shocks
- Rear leaf spring shackles
- Adjustable rear sway bar
- Shelby by Borla exhaust system
- Shelby by Baer brake system
- 6 piston, red front calipers
- Slotted rotors (front and rear)
- 22” Carroll Shelby Wheel Co aluminum wheels
- Street performance tires
- F-150 Super Snake body components
- Ram-air hood
- Front bumper and grilles
- Front splitter
- Tonneau cover and bed carpet
- Super Snake Sport Striping
- Super Snake Sport badging
- Available in 8 factory Ford colors
- Custom leather interior
- Serial numbered CSM dash and engine plates
- Floor mats
- Faux carbon fiber accents
- Shelby gauge replacement
- Billet racing pedals
- Deep tinted windows