The SEMA auto show never disappoints. Every year some of the most badass customized vehicles on the planet make their debut at the Las Vegas event, and one of our favorites this year was the Ford F-100 Snakebit.
This 2-door pickup truck is based on the classic 1956 F-100. The vehicle has been completely revamped and updated all throughout, gaining design inspiration from the iconic Shelby Mustangs. The truck’s chassis has been stretched an additional five inches to help accommodate the widened bed, giving the truck a more menacing look.
Under the hood lies a 5.4 liter supercharged V8 engine pumping out 550 horsepower through a six-speed manual transmission – just the way we like it. This Ford F-100 will be auctioned off next year at a Barrett-Jackson event, and the proceeds will be donated to a children’s hospital. A badass truck that was built for a good cause, it doesn’t get much better than that.
Ford, along with KISS bassist Gene Simmons and his wife, Shannon Tweed, used SEMA as a backdrop to pull the covers off Snakebit, a 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck that’s been updated with Shelby Mustang-derived styling bits and a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine. All 550 horsepower are funneled through a six-speed manual gearbox to the rear wheels.
Underneath the custom bodywork sits a chassis that’s been stretched five inches and a bed widened and bedecked with billet machined pieces that are supposed to look like wood. The 20-inch rear and 18-inch front wheels ape those of past Shelby Mustang models. The interior is swathed in two-tone leather with a bench seat designed to look – try to act surprised – like a Shelby Mustang.
Like what you see? Bidding for the truck will take place in 2014 at an unspecified Barrett-Jackson event (we’d assume Scottsdale). Proceeds will be used to help build a children’s hospital in Saskatoon, in the province of Saskatchewan, where Ms. Tweed grew up. See the high-res gallery above and the press release down below for more.
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