The concept that wowed everyone at SEMA is now headed to production on a limited basis

The insane and utterly mental 755-horsepower Shelby Super Snake F-150 Concept Truck is headed to production. Long associated with the Ford Mustang, the Shelby Super Snake moniker makes its way to the mighty F-150 truck for the very first time. The stunning concept only made its debut last month at the 2019 SEMA Auto Show, but after receiving incredible demand from enthusiasts, the media, and Shelby dealerships, the concept quickly turned into a limited edition production model. Only 250 units of the Shelby F1-50 Super Snake Sport will be built, each with a price that starts between $93,000 to $95,000.

Exterior

  • 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
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The Shelby Super Snake F-150 Concept Truck is arguably one of the most audacious concepts anyone has thought of in recent memory. It’s one thing to customize a Ford F-150 to produce supercar-levels of power. That’s nothing new. But for Shelby to get involved and co-sign the use of the “Super Snake” name on a pickup? Now that’s something unexpected.

Ford and Shelby, however, decided it was time, and those plans came to life with the introduction of the Shelby Super Snake F-150 Concept Truck.

Now we've learned that 250 examples of the Shelby F-150 Super Snake will be produced and sold to the public.

This is segment-shaking news because there’s nothing quite like the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport. There really isn’t.

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The Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport starts its life as 5.0-liter, V-8-powered Ford F-150. You can still make out the looks of the F-150 in the truck, but the components, panels, and equipment Shelby added gives the F-150 an entirely new - and far more intimidating — appearance. Most of the modifications revolve around the F-150 Super Snake’s body kit. It’s defined in the front by the massive bumper and the just-as-big Ram-air hood. Shelby also added a front splitter for aerodynamic reasons and the front grille has also been modified into something of a split-type setup made up of three horizontal grilles sitting one on top of the other. The result of these additions is an unmistakably different front fascia that looks the part of a proper Shelby Super Snake. Bonus points, too, for the Shelby logo sitting on the edge of the middle horizontal grille.

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For vanity reasons, Shelby also added a two-piece racing stripe that stretches the entire length of the truck, from the base of the modified bumper to the base of the tailgate in the back. Super Snake Sport badging can be easily spotted, too. The’s a pair of red stripes on the front wheel arches and Shelby decals on the doors. A tonneau cover and bed carpet are also included in the body kit.

One look at the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport and you can immediately tell that there’s something different about it. The exterior is only the start of it, too. Hop on into the interior and you’ll see plenty of exclusive Shelby touches, too.

Interior

  • 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
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You would think that the interior of a Shelby-developed Ford F-150 would be completely tricked-out with identity-enhancing bits and pieces. While that’s true to a certain extent, the interior of the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport isn’t what we expected it to be. Sure, there’s a custom leather interior, and that’s always a good thing. The faux carbon fiber accents are a nice touch, too. I admittedly would prefer the real thing, but I’m not going to get too caught up with it. At the end of the day, the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport is not a luxury car. It can get away with fake carbon fiber accents provided they’re not used haphazardly.

Our main concern — ok, it’s not really a concern as much as it is an observation — is the lack of meaningful Shelby identifiers in the interior. Shelby replaced the gauge cluster with something that’s in keeping with its identity, but other than that, the billet racing pedals, and the serial numbered CSN plates on the dashboard,

there aren’t a lot of pieces in the cabin of the limited-edition truck that you can clearly identify with Shelby.

And no, the tinted windows don’t count.

The seats don’t look like their sport in form or nature so that’s another piece of disappointment. You would think that a Shelby-built F-150 with serious power and performance chops would have seats that fit its identity.

For the most part, the interior of the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport should look the same as that of the F-150.

Apart from the new Shelby gauges, the dashboard keeps its identity and layout intact, right down to the presence of the SYNC 3 infotainment system, arguably one of the best infotainment systems in the market today. Other available features you can expect from the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport includes:

  • Voice-activated SYNC connectivity system
  • Eight-inch touch screen
  • Satellite radio
  • Navigation
  • Bluetooth
  • USB port
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto
  • Bang & Olufsen audio system.

Powertrain and Performance

  • 770-horsepower (Supercharged Version)
  • Powder-coated blue supercharger
  • Performance air intake
  • Heat exchanger
  • Billet Throttle body
  • Supercharger post-title sales only
  • Adjustable upper control arms
  • Cam alignment lower control arms
  • Front coil-over suspension
  • Rear shocks
  • Rear leaf spring shackles
  • Adjustable rear sway bar
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Anytime the words “Shelby” and “Super Snake” are mentioned to refer to a specific model, the initial reaction is to ask how much power it’s carrying from whatever massive engine is sitting underneath its hood. That’s always been the case since Ford and Shelby started sharing beds, and that’s certainly the case now that we’re talking about the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport.

You can avail of the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport with a stock 5.0-liter V-8 engine that produces the standard 395 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque.

That’s an option that you can take, though it does defeat the purpose of buying a Shelby F-150 Super Sport Snake if it doesn’t carry the kind of power that justifies the “Super Snake” name.

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In the event that you do want the entire cake for yourself, you can avail of the Shelby F-150 Super Snake with all the upgrades made to the truck’s potent V-8 engine. The set-up, believe it or not, is actually pretty straightforward. To raise the output of the V-8 engine, Shelby added a supercharger system into the engine mix. The system includes a powder-coated blue supercharger that jolts more power out of the V-8 unit. A performance air intake is also included to allow more air to reach the engine. That’s important for a V-8 that’s now running with a supercharger in the mix. Shelby also added a heat exchanger and a billet throttle body to round out the systematic improvements made to the F-150’s 5.0-liter V-8 engine.

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The results are what you’d expect.

From an output of 395 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, the Shelby F-150 Super Snake now produces a staggering 770 horsepower.

Torque numbers were not mentioned, but you can assume that we’re talking about those figures in the 800 to 900 pound-feet-of-torque range, maybe even more if Shelby really went all-out in that space. Shelby didn’t mention any upgrades to the truck’s transmission so we can assume that the familiar 10-speed automatic transmission remains responsible for channeling all that power from the V-8 unit into the truck’s four wheels. That would at least explain why the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in fewer than 3.5 seconds and 0 to 100 mph in around 8.3 seconds. For a little perspective, the standard V-8-powered F-150 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

The Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport is 2.4 seconds {faster} to 60 mph than the standard F-150.

That’s how you justify carrying the Super Snake name, folks.

Needless to say, when you’re talking about a 770-horsepower truck with a supercharged V-8 sitting under its hood, certain sections of the same truck should receive their share of upgrades in order to accommodate all that extra power the truck is carrying.

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Shelby isn’t messing around with its suspension upgrades, folks.

A comprehensive Shelby-developed suspension system is also part of the F-150 Super Snake Sport setup.

The objective of the kit is to lower the truck’s ride height, putting it closer to the ground. Shelby accomplished that by using a kit that comes with adjustable upper controls arms, cam alignment lower control arms, and front coil-over suspension that drops the truck’s height in this section. On the opposite end, rear shocks, rear leaf spring shackles, and an adjustable rear sway bar accomplish the deed.

Pricing and Availability

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The Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport has two prices. The base version — yes, there’s a base version — starts at $86,085. This version will come with the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V-8 engine that produces 395 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque. I honestly don’t think this is a suitable option given that the only upgrades you’re getting are the aerodynamic enhancements, but I suppose there’s going to be a market for this version of the limited edition truck.

If you want the {real} Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport, you’re going to have to fork over at least $93,385.

It’s a more expensive option, sure, but if you’re paying an extra $7,000, you might as well spend that money if you’re getting a 770-horsepower monster out of it. Either way, only 250 units of the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport will be made available with each model coming with a 3 year/36,000-mile warranty.

Final Thoughts

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Ford and Shelby have outdone themselves. I suppose this was bound to happen at some point considering the relationship between both companies. We got a first taste of what a Shelby-developed Ford F-150 could look like at SEMA, but never did we imagine that the process towards taking that concept and turning it into a limited edition production model would start so quickly. It’s only been a month, folks, and now the production version of the Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport is happening. I still don’t think it’s real if that’s possible. Somebody pinch me, please.

  • Leave it
    • Super limited availability
    • Prices are expensive
    • Meant for a niche market
Kirby Garlitos
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