Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
May 18, 2017
Photos By: Courtesy of Shelby American

Debuting today at the Carroll Shelby International headquarters in Gardena, California, just days before the 5th annual Carroll Shelby Tribute & Car Show that will grace the same location, is Shelby American’s latest offering—the Shelby F-150 Super Snake. This new “muscle truck” from Shelby American will be limited to just 150 units total with availability through select Ford dealers and based off of a 2017 F-150.

“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.”

Available in two- and four-wheel drive configurations, the Shelby F-150 Super Snake will feature a supercharged Coyote 5.0L V-8 engine making 750hp, and key updates to handling and other attributes to harness such power output. The MSRP of the new Shelby F-150 Super Snake starts at $96,880, including the base F-series truck.

“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 its performance product partners like Ford Performance and Borla, whom Shelby has long collaborated with on its Mustang-based business, to transform the 2017 F-150 into a truck worthy of the “Super Snake” badge.

“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.”

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While we love a great sounding truck with lots of power and handling, it has to look the Shelby part too, especially when wearing the Super Snake name. To that end, Shelby American has added unique styling to the new F-150 Super Snake with an updated hood, rockers, grille, rear bumper panel, and a tonneau cover. Of course Super Snake stripes and badges are all there as well. The theme continues inside with updated seating materials, dash emblems, and more.

Available in six Ford factory colors, the Shelby F-150 Super Snake includes a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty and each vehicle is assigned a Shelby serial number and is documented in the official Shelby Registry. For more information about the all-new Shelby F-150 Super Snake, visit www.Shelby.com.