Ford F-150 SVT Raptor off-road test

December 19th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

Blasting the 320hp Raptor through the desert


Shelby Automobiles unveils two concepts

November 10th, 2009 by Darren Cottingham

Shelby F150 Supersnake fq

Iconic American tuners Shelby Automobiles has just introduced two new vehicles at its Las Vegas facility over the weekend.

The first is the Ford F150 Super Snake Concept. It’s been built as a ‘practical’ pickup version of the potent GT500 Super Snake, the truck has shared features including a Whipple supercharger system, Borla exhaust system, 22-inch wheels and tires, six-piston brakes, custom Shelby bodywork, and Shelby embroidery in the cabin. At this stage it’s labeled as a concept but Shelby is offering the package to existing F150 owners who are willing to get the parts installed at Shelby’s headquarters.

The second concept isn’t much surprise it’s a Mustang that shows-off Shelby’s new turbo package that can be installed on any 2005-2009 Mustang GT. Using a Turbonetics single-turbo system, Shelby has increased the output of the Mustang’s 4.6-litre V8 to an impressive 550 horsepower. Other equipment that comes with the package includes a short-throw shifter, Borla exhaust, Shelby grille and 18-inch wheels. Optional items include a Baer six-piston brakes, Eibach suspension system, eight-point roll cage, and the Shelby GT-H hood.