Even Shelby American may have outdone itself. The high-performance vehicle manufacturer has announced a new Ford F-150. It’s customized to be the “most powerful, most refined, and most competent Shelby F-150 yet.”
The 2021 Shelby F-150 begins as a four-wheel-drive F-150 pickup truck in Lariat trim with the company’s 5.0L gasoline V-8.
2021 Shelby F-150: Upscale inside, outside
On the inside, Shelby provides an upgrade with two-tone leather seat covers, embroidered headrests, carbon-fiber trim pieces, a Shelby-badged console lid, billet racing pedals and deep-tinted windows.
The exterior is further embellished with a ram-air hood with functional vents, powered and lighted side steps with rock guards, body-color fender flairs, front fender vents, and front bumper cover with vents.
And there are painted door handles, painted mirror caps, painted rear bumper cladding, a custom Shelby block-letter grille, a tonneau cover and a bed rug.
Shelby reports the 2021 Shelby F-150 is also one of the company’s most capable off-road trucks ever.
Shelby is producing only 600 of these trucks in 2021. The starting MSRP is $107,080 for the naturally aspirated version and $114,980 for the supercharged 775-horsepower version.
Each Shelby F-150 comes with a 5.0L V-8 engine with 400 horsepower 410 lb-ft of torque. Shelby adds a performance air intake and a specially tuned Borla exhaust. A supercharger increases the horsepower to 775.
When the supercharger is selected, the supercharger head unit and intake manifold are powder-coated Ford Racing blue. The kit utilizes a larger billet throttle body, high-flow fuel injectors, and an oversized carbon-fiber air intake tube. Supercharger sales and installation are performed after-title.
Towing capacity ranges from 5,000 to 11,300 pounds.
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