We love the new Ford Raptor as much as the next guy. The 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine is the same one used in the new Ford GT, making 450 horsepower in Ford’s most popular pickup. Sometimes though, even that’s not enough to satisfy your power-hungry needs. If that’s the case, then the Shelby Super Snake F-150 is the perfect truck for you.
Just like the original Super Snake F-150, Shelby has taken a brand-new 2017 F-150 and tinkered with it to the extent of 750 horsepower. The Coyote 5.0-liter V8 gets an upgraded supercharger, a full Borla stainless steel exhaust and different injection timing.
The end result is more power than a Lamborghini Huracan or a Ferrari 488. Owners can choose between a two-wheel drive variant and a four-wheel drive one. Expect the RWD Shelby Super Snake F-150 to blow the tires right off even at silly speeds, and possess the road-handling capabilities of its predecessor, the legendary F-150 Lighting.
Shelby has also taken the liberty of fitting a massive body kit with a different bolder hood, grille and front bumper, as well as massive 22-inch wheels finished in chrome. The blue paint job with matching white stripes is an ode to the Mustang Super Snake, and a nice touch here as well. It shouldn’t look good on anything bar a Mustang, especially not a large truck, and yet somehow, it’s amazing.
The asking price for the base model is ‘just’ $96,880. We say just because although that’s quite a lot of money, it’s nothing in comparison to what you’re getting in return. Alternatively, think of it as an investment. It will be a rare sight nowadays, let alone 20 years down the road.
The price of the first Shelby Super Snake F-150 Lighting models is coming up, and if that’s any indication as to where the new Super Snake is headed, we’d go out and buy one if we had the money.