Few people have been as significant to the automotive world as Carroll Shelby. Not only was he an acclaimed race car driver, including a win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959, but he accomplished so much before he helped change the landscape for American muscle cars over the next couple of decades with the idea of putting an American V8 engine in a European touring vehicle. To honor Shelby, who would be 100 years old this year, the Shelby American tuning company has made a limited-edition version of the Ford F-150.
Shelby opened up the 100th birthday year with a Centennial Edition of the Ford Mustang and now comes back around with another Centennial Edition. The new F-150 takes the 5.0L SuperCrew V8 engine of the Lariat 4×4 model and boosts its standard 400hp up to 800hp — although a 400hp version is also available. Along with the extra power comes some added powertrain upgrades such as the high-flow air intake filter, powder-coated black supercharger and intake manifold, billet throttle body with high-flow fuel injector, oversized carbon fiber air intake tube, performance aluminum heat exchanger. A new Borla with black dual tips was also added. We’ve also got a new suspension and underbody from FOX that mimics that of the Ford Raptor. For better off-road handling, it was equipped with the FOX 2.5 aluminum body reservoir shocks on the front and rear with internal bypass shock technology, adjustable dual speed controls, and a BDS lift system. The pads and rotors on the front and rear brakes have also been upgraded.
Featuring some Centennial Edition badging, the interior features some remarkable carbon fiber trim and black leather upholstery. And since only 100 examples of this truck were made, there’s also a dashboard plaque that’s numbered to go along with the one on the engine plate.
The 400hp version of the F-150 Centennial Edition is priced at $129,450, while the 800hp version is priced at $138,495.