2018 Shelby F-150 Super Snake Battles a GT500
Supercharged F-150 stuns the crowd at a drag racing event in the country of Estonia.
This week’s “Truckin’ Fast Wednesday” video comes to us from the BalticMotorSport YouTube channel and it features one of the 150 examples of the 2018 Shelby F-150 Super Snake. This post-title package lifts the output of the 5.0-liter V8 up to 750 horsepower, but will that be enough to hold off the quickest stock Mustang of all time in the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?
The answer to that question is likely to surprise you, with the two getting into a great drag race in Estonia.
In the near lane, we have the2018 Shelby F-150 Super Snake. This is a 2018 Ford F-150 pickup that has been modified by Shelby American to transform the pickup version of their famed Super Snake package for the Ford Mustang. The package adds all sorts of aesthetic upgrades around the exterior, but far more importantly, it adds a supercharger package that increases the output to a whopping 750 horsepower.
In the far lane is the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. In stock form, this car came with a supercharged 5.8-liter V8 that sent 662 horsepower towards the rear wheels, making it the most powerful, the quickest and the fastest factory Mustang of all time.
Looking just at performance numbers, the F-150 has an obvious advantage as well as having a quick-shifting automatic transmission while the Mustang has a manual transmission. However, the Mustang weighs considerably less, so this isn’t an easy win for either vehicle.
The video begins with the Mustang and F-150 lined up and ready to rock. When the green lights drop, both vehicles appear to leave the line pretty evenly, but the truck quickly pulls into the lead. By the time that the two pass the camera, the F-150 had pulled about a half-truck ahead of the GT500 and as they continue down track, the gap clearly gets bigger.
However, as the truck and muscle car roar down what appears to be a very long quarter mile track, the GT500 closes the gap and takes the win. At least that is what the timers say, with the Mustang running a 13.5 while the truck ran a 14.0. Those numbers seem to be incredibly slow, so this track is likely longer than a quarter mile, giving the Shelby Mustang enough time to catch the 750-horsepower pickup.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!