FORD SUPER DUTY TUNED UP BY SHELBY AMERICAN

Meet The Shelby Turbo Diesel

Shelby Turbo Diesel Ford Super Duty

Ever since Shelby American decided to start cranking out specialized F-150s, fans of the bigger Ford Super Duty pickup trucks have felt somewhat left out. Well, Shelby decided to change that for F-Series models at SEMA 2019.

Meet the new Shelby Turbo Diesel Ford F-250 and F-350 pickup trucks. Let’s get this out of the way early, the only performance upgrade you’ll find under the hood is a cold air intake. Yep, because of the current regulatory environment surrounding diesel engines, that’s it. But realistically, how much more than the 440 showroom stock horsepower and 860 lb-ft of twist does one really require?

The real work went into spiffing up the aesthetics of these Ford Super Duty big boi workhorses. The custom exterior upgrades include a dual nostril Shelby ram air hood, automatic running boards, heavy-duty off-road style front and rear bumpers, new side exit Borla exhaust tips, Shelby’s iconic stripes, Shelby badges, a new “SHELBY” grille insert, along with a “SHELBY” tailgate cover.

Other exterior touches include a stylish set of 20-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped with high-performance jumbo rubber and an LED lighting package that could probably blind an air-force base. Even though there’s nothing much going on under the hood you’ll still find a special plate bearing the official Shelby serial number in the engine bay, along with the name of the Shelby American technician who built the truck.

Inside, the team from Shelby American adds a Katzkins premium interior designed for both work and play, which is accented with a Shelby carbon fiber appearance package. As with all Shelby
vehicles, you’ll also find a unique Shelby American Registry serial number on the dash in each of these special Ford Super Duty muscle trucks.

According to Shelby, the Turbo Diesel package will be made available on F-250 and F-350 models in both single rear wheel and dual rear wheel configurations. The F-450 is excluded from the program at this time.

Written by Manoli Katakis

Detroit Region SCCA Member and founder of MC&T. Automotive Media Jedi Knight. Not yet the rank of Master.

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