RIDES: Shelby American Debuts 700-Horsepower F-150

Nov 9, 2015

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The new Shelby F-150 includes the recognizable Shelby appearance and more than 45 proprietary performance enhancements, including an optional supercharger that boasts 700 horsepower.

“Since current F-150’s top-of-the-line engine spec is similar to the new Mustang’s 5.0L V8, it plays nicely into our expertise in the development of this platform,” said Keith Belair, Shelby American chief operating officer. “With our recently introduced high-horsepower Shelby Super Snake built from the 5.0L V8 Mustang GT engine, we’re seeing great usability and durability and we’re confident this new Shelby F-150 will deliver the same kind of excitement our customers expect from Shelby.”

The optional supercharger includes an oversized cold air intake, billet aluminum high-flow throttle body, aluminum heat exchanger, higher flowing fuel injectors and an updated calibration. The truck also has a custom-tuned, black-tipped, Borla dual exhaust system.

Shelby engineers teamed up with Fox shocks and BDS Suspension to engineer a custom-tuned performance suspension only available on the 2016 Shelby F-150. It features four aluminum-body, Fox 2.5 inch Internal Bypass Reservoir shocks with Dual Speed Adjusters. This technology allows the driver to adjust for precise suspension tuning for high performance handling on any terrain or driving conditions, according to the company.

The Shelby F-150 will feature 18-inch custom Shelby wheels paired with next-gen BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tires, specifically designed for off-road performance, according to Shelby American.

Shelby will build these F-150s through a manufacturing and distribution partnership with select Ford dealers through Tuscany Motor Co., a 27-year Ford bailment and specialty vehicle manufacturer based in Elkhart, Indiana.

Shelby will only offer 500 of these Shelby F-150 trucks through a select network of Ford dealers. Visit ShelbyF150.com to configure one of the five color and stripe combinations for the truck, including black, Blue Flame, Magnetic, Oxford White and Race Red.

“Offering the new Shelby F-150 through dealerships is a terrific opportunity for those who have always wanted a Shelby truck,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby American vice president of international and strategic sales. “Customers won’t need to send their vehicle to Shelby for conversion and then wait for it to return because they can literally drive it right off the lot.”