Carroll Shelby would have turned 100 years outdated in 2023. The Las Vegas-based tuner Shelby American is celebrating by launching a limited-edition version of the F-150 that incorporates a lengthy checklist of modifications, together with an accessible supercharger that unlocks 800 horsepower.
Primarily based on the four-wheel-drive Lariat SuperCrew mannequin, the Centennial Version makes use of the inventory truck’s 5.0-liter, 400-horsepower V8 in its commonplace configuration. If Carroll Shelby had been alive, he’d undoubtedly squeeze extra energy out of the engine, and that is precisely what Shelby has executed. The optionally available supercharger package doubles the output to 800 horsepower and brings with it a high-flow air filter, an aluminum warmth exchanger, and high-flow fuel injectors. The engine exhales by means of a Borla exhaust system no matter whether or not it is supercharged.
Efficiency specs have not been launched, however supercar-like energy in all probability delivers supercar-like acceleration, even after we’re speaking a few comparatively massive and heavy truck. Upgraded entrance and rear brake pads and rotors and rear traction bars maintain the ability in examine. And, whereas Shelby designs a few of its F-150-based builds for street use, the Centennial Version feels proper at house off the pavement thanks partially to a redesigned suspension that features Raptor-style Fox 2.5 shocks with inside bypass expertise and a elevate package, amongst different components.
The standard assortment of visible modifications complement the mechanical adjustments. Shelby provides a hood with twin vents, a new-look grille with its emblem proudly displayed entrance and heart, stripes, emblems, body-colored wheel arch flares, and 22-inch wheels. Inside, you may discover a sprinkling of Centennial Version badges (together with a numbered plaque on the dashboard), carbon fiber trim, and black leather-based upholstery.
Shelby will cap North American manufacturing of the F-150 Centennial Version at 100 items for the 2023 mannequin 12 months. Pricing begins at $129,450 for the naturally-aspirated, 400-horsepower truck and $138,495 for the supercharged, 800-horsepower mannequin. Patrons should purchase the mannequin from choose Ford and Tuscany dealerships, and each Centennial Version comes with a three-year, 36,000-mile warranty.
When you miss your likelihood to place a Centennial Version in your driveway, or if you need extra a extra highly effective truck with out the six-digit price ticket and the visible modifications, Ford Efficiency lately introduced a tuning package called FP700 that will increase the 5.0-liter V8’s output to 700 horsepower. It is priced at $12,350 excluding set up, and it is suitable with any V8-powered current-generation F-150.