Ford made a huge mistake by launching the latest F-150 Raptor with the V6 engine. Yes, it is still capable to deliver 450 hp, but truckers want a V8 under the bonnet. Shelby American fulfilled their wish. The Super Snake Sport based on the Ford F-150 SVT Lightning is something you need to check out.
The company presented the 2020 Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport Concept at the latest SEMA show. According to announcements, the vehicle is going to be ready for production if there is demand. Well, 755 horsepower sounds impressive, but the price is going to be hefty.
What Powers the 2020 Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport?
The biggest mistake for Ford is missing out on the V8 engine for its Raptor. A 5.2-liter supercharged V8 is already under the hood of the flagship Mustang. For the new truck, the system will be tuned to produce 755 horsepower. The first thought was – Ford and Shelby are taking on the Ram 1500 and the upcoming Rebel TRX truck. Still, these two are different breeds. Super Snake Sport is a street-oriented version, while the Ram Rebel TRX is an off-road monster.
It is not the first time Shelby American is delivering special upgrades for the best-selling truck in the US. However, this time there is something eye-catching on the body of F-150 Super Snake Sport – a two-door design. Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American, confirmed a lot of fans asked this, so the truck can revive the spirit of the 1960s.
Huge 22-inch wheels are another thing you can’t miss. But, the 2020 Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport sits lower than the Raptor. For the V8, the company added a new exhaust Borla system. Rocker panels and revisited hood with unique graphics with black stripes are a trademark of the Shelby truck’s upgrades. Al the lower grille we will find Super Snake badge.
Compared to the standard Raptor, besides the 300 hp difference, we also find tonneau cover. The street-legal 755 hp beast will look cleaner and be more aerodynamic.
Inside the truck, we find a similar layout to the previous edition. Shelby has new floor mats. Also, new design of gauges, accents on the dashboard, and leather seats are something that makes Super Snake Sport so special. The company’s graphics are under headrests, and Shelby American adds plaque on the dashboard.
If the 2020 Shelby F-150 Super Snake Sport Concept hits the production, other performance trucks stand no chance against it. Well, the Shelby American go with a street-legal vehicle, while the most serious rivals are going to be off-road monsters (read: Ram Rebel TRX). Well, the concept will hardly hit the production and remains an aftermarket upgrade.
Still, you have to love this kind of upgrades, especially unique graphics on the modified body. Custom interior features and massive outputs are something you will love. Although attractive, a two-door layout splits the opinions.