The 2021 Shelby Ford F-150 can do anything and everything you could ever want a pickup to do. The muscle truck can tear through any off-road terrain and perform on the race track all while still being able to provide a smooth, sunset cruise back home. Shelby American has upped the game from last year’s Shelby F-150 by adding a twinge more power and expanding production numbers. There will be plenty of demand for the 2021 models too, as Shelby sells more Ford trucks than Ford Mustangs.
The 2021 Shelby Ford F-150: The Details
The 2021 Shelby Ford F-150 will set you back an easy six figures. If for some odd reason you don’t opt for the supercharged engine upgrade, the truck starts at $107,080. If you do (the obvious right choice), the starting price jumps up to $114,980. Both the supercharged and non-supercharged Shelby trucks begin their life as 2021 Ford F-150 Lariat 4x4s, powered by the 395 horsepower 5.0L Coyote V8. Adding the supercharger, which is built by Shelby with the help of Whipple and Borla, increases the power output to a staggering 775 horses. Shelby wants to make sure everyone knows it too, the horsepower figure is printed alongside Shelby badging and striping down both sides of the truck.
That 775 horsepower figure is just a hair above what we currently see out of the 5.2L Predator V8 engine found in the S550 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The engine is expected to find itself in the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor R that’s expected to debut later this year.
The supercharger system is equipped to handle the crazy power through the performance air intake with a high flow filter, an intake manifold, an oversized carbon fiber air intake tube, a performance aluminum heat exchanger, a billet throttle body, and high flow fuel injectors. The Borla exhaust custom made for the Shelby F-150 is finished with black dual exhaust tips.
The entire suspension system is built for Shelby American by Fox, which includes front and rear aluminum body reservoir shocks with internal bypass shock technology. The suspension is paired to a proprietary BDS lift system. This lift system provides the muscle truck with easy drive-mode adjustment options from luxury smooth to off-road or track-handling.
Shelby Is Building 600 Units
Visible on the 2021 Shelby Ford F-150’s exterior are the dual intake Ram Air Hood and the 22 inch alloy wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich all-terrain KO2 35/12.50R22 tires. The LeMans-style striping and Shelby badging are accented by the Shelby front grille by the paint-matched fender flares, bumpers, door handles, and mirror caps. The interior is the perfect combination of luxury and performance. The seats are finished in two-tone leather alongside a carbon fiber trim package. There will only be 600 units of the Shelby F-150, and mean machine will have it’s production number displayed on both the dash plaque and engine plate.
The Shelby F-150 is undeniably awesome, but we can’t help but hope that Shelby takes page or two out of their truck playbook for use on a Shelby Ford Bronco.