GT500 with a Bed? The Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150 is a 755 Horsepower Street Truck Bruiser
Going back to to the early factory sport trucks of the 1990s, there's always been something cool about a pickup that's built to do more than just haul stuff, and thanks to the capabilities of modern performance technology Shelby American has just unveiled what's easily one of the most impressive performance pickups we've ever seen. Meet the Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150 Concept.
When it comes to making Fords go to fast, it's hard to top the experience of Shelby American and this time around they've used a short bed, standard F-150 as the base for a hot rod pickup with supercar levels of power.
Sitting under the hood is a supercharged V8 making 755hp, which if you are keeping tabs is just five horsepower less than the brand new Shelby GT500 Mustang. And while a modern F-150 is certainly no lightweight the Super Snake Sport's short bed, single cab layout should give the truck a very healthy power to weight ratio.
Of course, Shelby American did a lot more to the Super Snake Sport than just add a bunch of horsepower and call it a day. The truck has also gets thorough chassis upgrades, with coilover suspension, traction bars and a set of massive six-piston brakes up front to slow things down.
And helping to put all that power to the ground are a set of 305/40/22 Nitto NT420S tires mounted on a set of black-painted 22" Carroll Shelby Wheel Co. aluminum alloys. Together with the upgraded suspension, the high performance wheel and tire combo should make Super Snake Sport a pretty fun ride when the road gets twisty.
Elsewhere, the Super Snake Sport gets a more aggressive exterior treatment which includes a scooped hood, a unique front bumper and grille and a front splitter that gives the pickup a cool, track-ready vibe. And don't forget the iconic Shelby racing stripes either.
After hearing what Shelby American says about the concept truck, it definitely brings to mind the supercharged SVT Lightning of the early 2000s but in a more modern form and with nearly double the horsepower under the hood.
While the market for a 755 horsepower performance-oriented street truck is always going to be a niche one, we love that Shelby American has fully embraced the idea of the pickup turned muscle car, and we wouldn't be surprised at all to see a production version available for purchase soon.
And while speaking of Shelby, don't forget to check out the trailer for Ford v Ferrari which will be hitting theaters later this month.
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