Of course that this days in Las Vegas SEMA Show got all the attention. But Shelby Auto decided not to bring their cars to SEMA. Instead they went to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In here the company brought the Super Snake Ford F150, a concept car with design inspired by the Shelby GT500 Super Snake.
Shelby Autos, in collaboration to Ford Racing started with a red 2007 F150 regular cab truck and added a custom functional hood and fascias, black Super Snake stripes and Alcoa Shelby wheels.
The engine was also tuned to deliver a total of 475 hp and the suspension was lowered 3 inches and tightened up to improve handling.
Press release after the jump.
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
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