Shelby F-150 pick-up truck debuts at SEMA; 700 hp


If you’re looking to buy a pick-up truck in the United States and “power-hungry” is the best way to describe your purchasing trait, you’ll be solely disappointed that the standard Ford F-150 only manages to output a mere 385 hp and 525 Nm of torque from its largest 5.0 litre V8 engine. Fret not however, because Shelby American has laid its hands on the pick-up to create the Shelby F-150.

Presented at the ongoing SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the Shelby F-150 was created with the collaboration of the Tuscany Motor Company. As the pick-up truck’s V8 engine is similar to that of the new Mustang’s similar-sized V8 mill – a car Shelby American has a lot of expertise in – it gets its fair share of tweaks.

Those tweaks include an optional supercharger that includes an oversized cold air intake, billet aluminium high flow throttle body, aluminium heat exchanger, and higher flowing fuel injectors. Contributing to the power gain is a custom-tuned, black-tipped Borla dual exhaust system that provides a better soundtrack for the truck as well.

All these modifications see the total power output leap to 700 hp, which is certainly a lot more than the standard car and makes Hennessey’s earlier effort with the VelociRaptor 600 look paltry by comparison.

To ensure that the bump in horsepower is controlled, the Shelby F-150 gets a custom suspension setup that features Fox shocks and BDS Suspension, which can be adjusted by the driver to suit different terrain and driving conditions. The handling package also include 18-inch custom Shelby wheels paired with BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2 tyres specifically designed for off-road performance.

Aside from the performance upgrades, the Shelby F-150 receives a modest makeover with a unique paint finish to ensure it stands out from a standard F-150. Seen here is a bright blue shade with double white stripes that run the length of the truck, and decals on the lower parts of the doors.

There colour combinations are available as well, and all of them will receive its fair share of Shelby-specific badging and body parts on them. How do you like this “monster” of a truck? Too much, too little, or just right?

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.




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