Just when we were saying a few days ago that Ford’s F-150 isn’t available here, now Shelby New Zealand has changed all that.
The Matamata-based company has just advised that it will be converting and selling new right-hand drive Shelby F-150 trucks henceforth.
Sales Manager Ross Prevette confirmed that the company will be offering the entire line-up of Shelby F-150 trucks, and that includes the new supercharged 4×4 Super Snake Sport. This offers an output of 575kW from its 5.0L V8 and replaces the SVT Lightning.
This thing is a weapon, getting from stopped to 100km/h in a claimed 3.45sec. It’s said to get to 160km/h and back to zero again in 8.3sec. That’s smokin’, especially for a truck. Naturally this has uprated suspension and brakes, along with 22-inch wheels fit for purpose.
If your need for speed isn’t that great, you could always make do with the Shelby F-150 4 x 4 Off Road model (below), the F-150 Super Snake Street Truck (bottom) or the high-rise dune-jumping F-150 Raptor (top). These are all based on Ford’s F-150 Supercrew cab configuration which can take up to five passengers.
Only a limited number of Shelby trucks can be built in any one year, and each is assigned a unique dash and engine bay plaque.
Once built, each vehicle is entered into the official Carroll Shelby Registry, ensuring it becomes relevant as a collectible from day one. That may in part explain why the first batch of RHD Shelby F-150s has already sold out so the company is now taking orders for future builds.
All Shelby NZ vehicles are LVVTA certified where applicable and carry a Shelby NZ three-year/60,000km warranty.
On pricing, Shelby NZ says that the pick-ups here cost similar to what they retail for in the US (after currency conversion), and then there’s the extra required for shipping and changing to RHD.
For further info, contact shelbynz.co.nz