Shelby American has always been about driving thrills, especially in the world of muscle cars. But now Shelby American has announced its most powerful Shelby F-150 yet. With 775 horsepower, the limited-edition vehicle represents the most powerful, refined and competent version of the truck in its history.
The 2021 Shelby F-150 2021 is based on a Lariat 4x4 Ford F-150.
“The Shelby F-150’s supercharged personality delivers spectacular thrills,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “It has a new suspension, more power and even more technology. Our performance DNA is strong within this super truck, which gives enthusiasts the opportunity to drive an amazing off-road capable Shelby right off the dealer showroom floor.”
The interior was completely redesigned to elevate truck owners’ experience with style, comfort and utility. The Ford F-150 features enhanced materials, new color choices and more storage.
“With the growing demand for our muscle trucks worldwide, we spent the past year carefully improving and engineering our Shelby off-road version of the tough new Ford F-150,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations. “The refinement designed into it is unprecedented in our history. Building upon the advancements that Ford designed into the F-150, we created the most capable, enjoyable and sophisticated off-road truck to wear the Shelby nameplate.”
Standing tall, the Shelby F-150 is built to move with confidence over most any terrain with 395 standard horsepower; an optional supercharger boosts the V8 engine to 775* horsepower. With the Shelby F-150 suspension, all that power gets to the ground, whatever and wherever that happens to be. Inside, the truck has two-toned leather seat covers with Shelby emblems, the official Shelby serial number and Shelby floor mats. Each truck has deep tinted windows to keep the interior cool and a ram-air style hood. A limited number of these trucks will be built for the US with some additional units exported outside the country. The four door trucks have a starting MSRP of $107,080.
“The all-new 2021 Shelby F-150 delivers the rugged capabilities needed for outdoor adventure and every bit of the sophistication for a night on the town,” said LaViolette. “The lifted heavy-duty suspension and underbody were built to withstand the toughest conditions with Ford Raptor style FOX shocks that feature top of the line internal bypass technology and adjustable dual speed controls. The system allows the truck to be tuned for the street, rock crawling, or general off-roading.”
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How To Order The 2021 Shelby F-150
Each vehicle from Shelby American is documented in the official Shelby Registry. The trucks come with a 3 year/36,000-mile warranty including powertrain.
The truck is offered through select Tuscany and Ford dealers across North America. Individuals interested in a Shelby vehicle can visit their local dealer or go to the Shelby website.
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I realize the price tag is high and most of us (myself included) can’t afford a $100,000 muscle truck, but if you could, would you? Leave me your comments below.
Jimmy Dinsmore has been an automotive journalist for more than a decade and been a writer since the high school. His Driver’s Side column features new car reviews and runs in several newspapers throughout the country. He is also co-author of the book “Mustang by Design” and “Ford Trucks: A Unique Look at the Technical History of America’s Most Popular Truck”. Also, Jimmy works in the social media marketing world for a Canadian automotive training aid manufacturing company. Follow Jimmy on Facebook, Twitter, at his special Ford F-150 coverage on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can read the most of Jimmy's stories by searching Torque News Ford for daily Ford vehicle report.