If you love large pickups with equally impressive horsepower, then you may just want to stick around to find out what we have lined up in store for you. In this post, we take a closer look at Shelby’s lineup of powerful vehicles and their features, including the Shelby F150 Super Snake interior.
This pickup truck features the style and a lot of the design of the Ford F150. The Super Snake, however, doesn’t come cheap and if you want to enjoy the raw power of this truck you will need to chuck a few dollars.
With the Shelby F150 2021, fans can enjoy the familiar performance of the previous model, only this time the power is ramped up. With the 2021 Shelby F150, you get 775 horsepower which is 5 more than the previous model.
This model also comes with a supercharger on the 5.0-liter V8 engine. Talking about the Shelby F150 engine, it also features some extra upgrades. Connecting to the power trail is the Borla exhaust which is loud enough to get your neighbor’s attention whenever you drive by.
And let’s not forget the Shelby F150 Super Snake interior which oozes luxury.
Let’s take a closer look at the Shelby F150 Super Snake. For easier navigation throughout this post, use our table of contents below.
One of the striking features of the Shelby F150 is its drive train. This high-performance engine connected with an exterior that roars aggression complements well with a luxurious interior that is very similar to the Shelby F150 Super Snake interior.
The interior features leather seats as well as a special Super Snake Sport embroidery. This gives the car a high-end feel.
While the Ford F150 Raptor was getting ready to make a release for the 2022 year, the Shelby came out with its V8 performance pickup that is based on the Ford F150 with a boosted 775 horsepower.
The Shelby F150’s design is based on the F150 Lariat. That explains the similarity in the Shelby F150 Super Snake interior. The price of this powerful machine is set at $107,080.
However, this price is for the 395 horsepower V8. For the 775 horsepower, you will need to go for the supercharged version. This one’s price is set to start at $114,980
It makes sense to go for the supercharged Shelby F150, for someone willing to pay anything above $100,000 for a car, adding $8000 feels like a great deal.
The Shelby F150 used the 5.0-liter Coyote engine. Coupled with a supercharger, the engine can produce a whopping 775 horsepower.
To optimize the performance, the engine also features high-flow fuel injectors, a throttle body that is custom-made for the engine, and carbon-fiber piping. But that is not where things end.
The Shelby F150 also comes fitted with the BDS lift system, rear traction bars as well as a Fox internal bypass. Furthermore, this pickup is fitted with some 22-inch Shelby wheels.
One look at the Shelby F150 and it will be hard to miss the front grill which is custom, a fascia, and the vented hood. There are also the conspicuous fender flares side vents.
Now back to the Shelby F150 Super Snake interior. The seat covers are made from top-quality leather and feature a couple of Shelby logos. You also get metal pedals as well as other carbon fiber accents around the interior of the car.
The production of the Shelby F150 was limited to only 600 units and each of these units is registered in the Shelby registry. furthermore, each Shelby F150 has a unique serial number.
In 2021, we also saw the release of the Super Snake. This family is comprised of the Shelby GT 500 signature Edition, the Shelby GT, as well as the Shelby Super Snake. The models were unveiled privately at the Arizona Taste of Motorsports before being introduced publically in the March of 2021 in Jackson at the Barret Jackson Auction.
When the Shelby models were announced, the President of Shelby American Gary Patterson said that the Snake lineup comprised of top performance vehicles based on the Ford Mustang.
In the Snake family is the Shelby Super Snake. Let’s take a closer look to find out what it’s all about.
The Shelby Super Snake hides a 5.0-liter Coyote supercharged V8 that rocks the Shelby performance badge. With the supercharger, drivers will need at least 91 octane fuel. That said, the car will still give a stunning performance with the 93-octane fuel.
This Shelby Super Snake gives out up to 825 horsepower which allows the Super Snake to accelerate from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds.
With the performance package of the Super Snake, you will also get Shelby’s extreme cooling system.
There is also the rear suspension from Ford which includes the Shelby spring, rear stabilizer bar, and half shafts.
The barking system features 4 pistons at the rear as well as 6 pistons at the front. There is also the Borla fine-tuned exhaust system.
The front end of the Shelby Super Snake shows off both looks as well as functionality. It features a dual intake ram air hood that makes it appear beefed up.
The other features on the exterior of the Shelby Super Snake include fiber mirror caps, an engine cap set, rocker panels, and fender vents at the front as well as the branded emblems.
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Shelby didn’t compromise on the interior and you’ll see a high level of attention to detail in the Shelby F150 Super Snake interior.
Granted, the Shelby Super Snake may be based on the Ford Mustang but the interior has been ramped up. It comes with a CSM serial number dash plaque which identified sit as part of the Shelby family.
The gauge cluster located on the dash top relays information on fuel pressure information. It also functions to boost the pressure as well as oil temperature.
The Shelby Super Snake comes with plenty of options but there are a few that truly stand out. With the wide-body package, the stance of the vehicle is enhanced.
With the body stripe addition, you get to take your car back to 1965. You may be able to also add the Shelby track suspension as well as a harness bar for the rear seats.
As a car enthusiast, you know the feeling when you finally come across a vehicle that takes your breath away. The Shelby Baja Raptor is just one of those cars. Take the awesome looks and couple that with the performance and you have a machine that will leave you in complete awe.
That said, it is only fair to point out some of the features that are super impressive about the Shelby Baja Raptor. One look and you can probably tell that this car is designed with rough off-roading in mind.
And because of this, fuel efficiency, as well as driving comfort, had to take a back seat. The Shelby Baja Raptor is based on the Ford F150. Think of it as a beefed-up version of the F150 Raptor.
The engine is also from the Raptors 3.5 liter V6 which in this case received a cold air intake aluminum intercooler, as well as a high flow air filter. You can also get the Shelby Baja Raptor with a 5-liter V8 engine.
This allows the Baja Raptor to produce 525 horsepower and 610-pound feet of torque. This truck also features a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
And to top it all off and remind us that it is a Shelby, the Baja Raptor comes with all the trademark feels including a ram air hood and steel bumpers. Let’s not forget the strips and the badges.
It also features two spare BF Goodrick KO2 tires. Inside the car, you are met with floor mats with the Shelby branding just in case you start to wonder which car you are sitting in.
The interior is also filled with carbon fiber accents and dash plaque that comes with Shelby numbers as well as plenty of leather. It features the same level of quality as the Shelby F150 Super Snake interior.
The majority of the Ford F150 pickups come with a V6 engine. But the great part is that unlike many other brands such as the Toyota, Ford still offers the 5-liter V8 option.
And in case you thought that you had to wait for a long time to get the 700 horsepower Raptor R, then you’ll be pleased to know that you can get it much sooner.
Ford also stated that buyers will also get a supercharger kit that comes with a Whipple to supercharge designed for the current V8 F150.
Many people still think that the stock 5.0-liter V8 engine is the most powerful in Ford’s lineup of the F150. This engine is able to provide up to 400 horsepower. The twin turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine can provide 450 horsepower.
With the performance supercharger kit from Ford, the engine power is ramped up to 700 horsepower and 590-pound feet of torque. This is enough power to take the car from 0 to 60 in under 5 seconds. These types of speeds are very close to the F150 Electric Lightning.
The great thing is that Ford has taken the supercharger kit through durability as well as a validation test. This test is similar to putting the engine through 100,000 miles. The supercharger kit also comes with a 3-year warranty plus installing it will not affect the factory warranty provided you do so at a dealership.
Of course, the catch here is to ensure that you do not install the kit yourself and that you only do so through the dealership. What you need to keep in find is that the installation process will take time as much as 12 hours.
Keep in mind also that this may cause you a few extra thousand of dollars. This could be as much as $7,500.
Furthermore, you will also need to upgrade the exhaust as well as the air intake with the supercharger kit. These upgrades will also come separately.
If there ever was a type of truck that car buyers enjoy modifying it is the diesel truck. A set of intakes and exhausts, are top of the list of modifying items.
That said, car owners will also modify the suspension as well as the ground clearance. There are plenty of jacked-up diesel trucks that rock a lift kit whose owners use them to tow stuff every single day.
So which one should you go for, is it a leveling kit or a lifting kit?
Before we can dive into the differences between the leveling kits and the lifting kits, let’s first make it clear that both will lift the truck’s body higher allowing drivers to fit even larger wheels. This helps to boost ground clearance.
With the leveling kit, the front of the car goes up to allow it to match the height at the back.
Furthermore, with the leveling kit, you get a max lift of 2 inches at the front of the car. If you desire a stick-style stance, you can pair the leveling kit with spacer blocks at the rear leaf springs.
This will ensure that all four corners of the car are lifted slightly. It is also super simple to install leveling kits. All you will need are spring spacers. You may also need torsion keys for the job.
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On the other hand, you have a lift kit. It does the job that its name implies which is to list up the truck high off the ground. This is done through suspension parts that are modified.
The lift kits feature different shapes and sizes. You can get 2, 4, 6, 8 as well as 10-inch kits. If you want to get even taller, you may opt for custom lift kits.
The lift kits are more comprehensive when compared to the leveling kits. Also referred to as suspension systems they come in new shocks, springs as well as control arms. They may also come with extra additional components as needed for the required height.
When lifting your truck, you will often find that you need to replace the drive shaft as well as modify the brake lines. You will likely modify the suspension pieces. Simply put, the larger the lift kit the more involved it is. Often you will find that you need the aftermarket wheels as the stock due to the larger stock sites.
This wheel comes with an increased offset. If you find yourself having to drive over deep snow and mud. The solution may very well be a lift kit.
This is still not enough with aftermarket larger than stock tires as they are likely to hit the inside of the bumper or the fender. You can fix the problem easily by increasing the height of your truck.
Similarly, if you were to install a heavy winch or even a plow to the front of your car you’ll find that the suspension sags. This will result in a ride height that is lower than the stock.
You will need a leveling kit in this instance to help bring up the front end of your car to its normal height. And the great thing with leveling kits is that it is super simple to install them.
Using the suspension system to lift the diesel truck also features plenty of advantages. There are plenty of drivers who prefer large tires and wheels. We are talking 20 inches wheels with 37-inch tires.
To be able to provide clearance for the tires, you will need a lift kit. This allows the car to have proper handling.
Furthermore, there are plenty of new truck models that come with features that bring the low to the ground causing them to appear more like cars.
The car’s bumpers as well as running boards, for instance, can damage easily due to rocks and debris, especially when off-road. The lift kit increases the ground clearance thus helping to keep these parts safe from damage.
You will especially find lift kits highly beneficial if you enjoy driving offroad regularly. Whether you are driving over deep snow, mud, or rocks there is plenty of benefit to large tires and more suspension as well as ground clearance.
Just like lifting a truck has lots of advantages there are also disadvantages that you will have to deal with. For instance one of the main drawbacks is that the style and design of the car are affected.
For example, many drivers start with a leveling kit only to find that they are dissatisfied with the look. They end up buying lift kits. Furthermore, other drivers may end up dissatisfied with the nose-up look of the truck after the lift kit. This is especially the case when pulling on a trailer.
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There are also issues with the suspension system. The major one is reduced fuel economy. Since lifting the truck will put the other parts such as wheels out of the car body, there is greater aerodynamic drag.
This can cause the vehicle’s fuel efficiency to go down by as much as 20%. This is compared to how the car was before modification and lifting.
That said there are plenty of drivers who have no issue with extra fuel demands providing the car maintains its new look.
There is also a high chance of experiencing the death wobble or uncontrolled oscillation of the steering wheel after installing the lifting kits or the leveling kits. of course, your auto mechanic can advise you on the best way to deal with and avoid such an issue.
If you use your pick-up truck mainly for towing stuff, you will be far better off with the leveling kit. On the other end of the spectrum if you want to enhance the look and style of your truck then you may want to go with a lifting kit.
The lifting kit is also ideal for people who enjoy off-road driving on rough terrains such as in deep snow or mud.
One thing is certain, you can improve the look and style of your car by installing a lifting kit or a leveling kit.
It is all about understanding your lifestyle requirements and picking the kit that is best suited for you
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The 2021 Ford F150 has a curb weight of between 4000 and 5300 pounds. That said, since there is plenty of variety in the F150, you will need to figure out which specific trim you want to get the specific weight. The different trims also come with different towing capacities.
It is advisable to only use the 4 high on your F150 when driving between 5 and 15 miles per hour. This is because 4 high will give you more traction on slippery roads. You should, however, not use it at normal driving speeds when you are on the highway.
The Shelby F150 2022 model will cost you $124,820. This is nearly twice the cost of the 2021 F150 Raptor which sits at $65,840. You can purchase the truck via certain select Ford dealers and Tuscany dealers throughout North America.