Friday, September 17, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021

2021 Shelby F-150: Power, beauty, bravado, $115K

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 takes the traditional famed pickup truck to extremes.
The 2021 Shelby F-150 takes the traditional famed pickup truck to extremes.

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.

The 2021 Shelby F-150 is all bravado and only 600 will be made in 2021.
The 2021 Shelby F-150 is all bravado and only 600 will be made in 2021.

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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James Raia, a syndicated columnist in Sacramento, California, publishes a free weekly automotive podcast and electronic newsletter. Sign-ups are available on his website, www.theweeklydriver.com. He can be reached via email: james@jamesraia.com.

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Eric
1 month ago

I’m sure it has great performance, but man is it ugly!

Drew
1 month ago

Nice! I don’t think I’d be taking mine out in the boonies though. It would be a pavement princess.

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