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There's a 700-Horsepower Ford F-150 at the Chicago Auto Show

author photo by Doug DeMuro February 2016

Ford's high-performance off-roader Raptor pickup gets a lot of press, but what if you find its turbocharged engine, widened fenders and trail-tackling suspension to be a little soft? Ford has an answer for you: It's called the Shelby F-150, and it has 700 freaking horsepower.

Officially revealed at the SEMA show last year and on display at the Chicago Auto Show, Shelby's version of the Ford F-150 isn't just a tuner's dream truck; it's actually on sale at select Ford dealers nationwide thanks to a joint venture between Ford and Tuscany Motor Company, who builds the pickup in Elkhart, Indiana. Oh, and one other thing: It costs $99,000.

Here's how it breaks down. The truck is based on a standard Ford F-150, then enhanced with a improved suspension designed to let drivers "adjust for precision suspension tuning for high-performance handling on any terrain." The truck also gets 18-inch wheels with BF Goodrich off-road tires. And then there's the engine: You can choose between a standard 395-hp 5.0-liter V8 for $85,500 or a 700-hp supercharged V8 for $99,000, which strikes us as pretty good value for only $13,500 extra.

Interested? Ford says it will team up with Tuscany Motor Company to make just 500 Shelby F-150 models. Make ours blue with the big engine, please.

This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
There's a 700-Horsepower Ford F-150 at the Chicago Auto Show - Autotrader