The 700 Horsepower 2016 Shelby F-150 is Ready to Destroy Everything

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Look at that nose. Look at it! That is a nose that looks like it’ll beat you up if you don’t pay your bookie. That is a nose that looks like it should be under the watch of Daenerys Targaryen and will turn into a spout of flames if you look at it wrong. That is a nose that a Star Wars villain would drive behind if Star Wars villains lived on Earth and were totally into off-roading and uprooting trees just for fun. That is the nose of the 2016 Shelby American Ford F-150, and it just broke cover for the first time at SEMA.

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After building a limited run of 50 Baja 700s based on the old F-150 Raptor, Shelby leveled up with the help of truck customizers Tuscany Motor Company. This thing has all sorts of upgrades, starting with a V8 engine that’s gone from 395 horsepower to 700. That’s thanks to a supercharger, a new cold air intake, a billet high-flow throttle body, better fuel injectors, and a Borla exhaust, among a few other things.

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Off-road pieces include a performance suspension from Shelby, Fox, and BDS. That crawls terrain on 18-inch Shelby wheels and BFGoodrich K02 tires. Also, did you see those racing stripes? That makes everything better, faster, and stronger, because they look so damn cool.

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The custom won’t come cheap. In order to get one of the 500 of these that will be built, you’ll have to cough up $85,495 for a stock engine version or $98,995 for 700 ponies (seriously, at that money range, why would you ever get the lower engine?).

Via [CarScoops]

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