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

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.

Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More

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