800-horsepower Ford F-150 celebrates Carroll Shelby's 100th birthday

800-horsepower Ford F-150 celebrates Carroll Shelby's 100th birthday

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Carroll Shelby would have turned 100 years old in 2023. The Las Vegas-based tuner Shelby American is celebrating by launching a limited-edition version of the F-150 that features a long list of modifications, including an available supercharger that unlocks 800 horsepower.

Based on the four-wheel-drive Lariat SuperCrew model, the Centennial Edition uses the stock truck's 5.0-liter, 400-horsepower V8 in its standard configuration. If Carroll Shelby were alive, he'd undoubtedly squeeze more power out of the engine, and that's exactly what Shelby has done. The optional supercharger kit doubles the output to 800 horsepower and brings with it a high-flow air filter, an aluminum heat exchanger, and high-flow fuel injectors. The engine exhales through a Borla exhaust system regardless of whether it's supercharged.

Performance specifications haven't been released, but supercar-like power probably delivers supercar-like acceleration, even when we're talking about a relatively big and heavy truck. Upgraded front and rear brake pads and rotors and rear traction bars keep the power in check. And, while Shelby designs some of its F-150-based builds for street use, the Centennial Edition feels right at home off the pavement thanks in part to a redesigned suspension that includes Raptor-style Fox 2.5 shocks with internal bypass technology and a lift kit, among other parts.