LAS VEGAS - Nov. 3, 2009 - 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
- DJM suspension
- 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
About Shelby Autos, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby Automobiles, Inc., (www.shelbyautos.com) manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. Shelby Autos is a division of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. (CSBI.PK). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division, is the exclusive holder of Carroll Shelby's trademarks and vehicle design rights. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. Info is at www.carrollshelbyinternational.com.