Shelby Has Your ‘New’ Lightning: Meet the F-150 Super Snake
This Super Snake comes with a supercharger, 750 horsepower, and a big attitude problem.
The Shelby name has been synonymous with high-performance Fords for over half a century. For those of us who came of age in the nineties, there’s another name: Special Vehicle Team, or SVT for short. If you love fast Ford trucks, you hold the SVT Lightning in high regard, and while the Raptor is one hell of a truck, it’s a poor consolation prize for some.
If you long for a Lightning, Shelby American has you covered with the F-150 Super Snake. Just 150 will be produced this year, so you had better act fast. Speaking of fast, the Super Snake features a supercharged 5.0 liter V8 good for 750 horsepower.
All 150 examples will be equipped with a SuperCrew cab and a 5.5″ bed with a custom tonneau cover. Both 2WD and 4×4 variants will be available, however. Other exterior details include a honeycomb grille, custom rocker panels and roll pan, and of course the requisite Shelby stripes and badging.
The suspension has been lowered, and 22″ six-spoke wheels reminisce of classic five-spoke designs like the American Racing Torq-Thrust and Cragar S/S. Inside, custom embroidered upholstery reminds you that you’re in a Shelby, while the Borla exhaust note will get bystander’s attention — if the stripes, wheels, and general attitude of the truck don’t do that first.
According to Shelby American Vice President Vince LaViolette, the Super Snake is “True to Carroll Shelby’s philosophy, it has more power, more sound, more styling and more handling prowess.” With more power and utility than the last Lightning — and available four-wheel drive — you’d do well to snag yours quickly. With only 150 produced, the Shelby F-150 Super Snake will move quickly in more ways than one.
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Images Via [Manuel Carrillo III]