The motoring icon would be proud of this 800-horsepower street truck.
Shelby has released another special edition of its F-150 Super Snake as a tribute to its founder, the late Carroll Shelby. The Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition is limited to just 100 units and is the most powerful street-legal, street-focused truck the tuner has ever produced.
Of course, that's largely dependent on the chosen specification. As standard, the Centennial Edition trucks offer 400 horsepower thanks to the standard 5.0-liter V8 engine. However, an optional supercharger doubles the output to 800 hp, an immense amount of power for a truck. Remember, the new F-150 Raptor R produces 700 hp.
But unlike the Raptor, the Centennial Edition is tuned to be as agile on the street as possible. The Ridetech Suspension System boasts front-mounted Fox coilover shock absorbers with new upper control arms. The rear benefits from improved sway and track bars and adjustable Fox shocks.
"We took the same approach to this commemorative model by adding more power, increasing the stopping power, and giving it the distinctive Shelby good looks," said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations. "The result is a fast four-door street truck with the awesome capabilities that Carroll Shelby expected. Having spent so many years working directly with him, I'm confident Carroll would be proud of this truck."
It's certainly a looker, with a more aggressive body kit, racing stripes, and larger wheels. The lack of chrome trim provides it with a sporty aesthetic, helped by the lowered ride height. Shelby has also worked on the interior, creating a more luxurious environment for customers.
The seats have been trimmed in black leather upholstery with Centennial Edition logos on the backrests. Carbon fiber trim adds an athletic touch, along with the "race red" lighting, special floor mats, and tinted windows.
Customers will have to fork out $127,995 for the naturally aspirated model and $136,995 for the powerful supercharged derivative. That makes it considerably more expensive than the Raptor R, the top-spec Rivian R1T, and the Ram TRX. Then again, the Centennial Edition is more exclusive.
Earlier this year, Shelby revealed an F-150 Centennial Edition for off-road enthusiasts. Compared to the street-focused model, the vehicle is kitted out with Raptor-style suspension components and increased ground clearance. Both models receive a three-year/36,000-mile warranty and can be purchased through select Ford dealerships
Shelby has been tuning trucks for quite some time, stretching back to the Dodge Shelby Dakota pickup. Since then, Shelby-branded trucks have become considerably more powerful and quicker, with the modern Super Snake now offering supercar-rivaling performance.