The 1956 Ford F-100 Snakebit has been officially presented to the public during the 2013 SEMA Motor Show, in a premiere.
The 1956 Ford F-100 Snakebit has been designed by the North American based automaker, along with KISS bassist Gene Simmons and his wife, actress Shannon Tweed. The model in question has been stretched by 5 inches, the headlights and the taillights are custom made, the cabin is getting the two-tone leather upholstery, the custom armrests, knobs on the dashboard, a leather wrapped dashboard and some other tweaks, which are mimicking the looks of a Shelby Mustang, so the vehicle is actually paying tribute to the muscle car.
Ford says that the 1956 F-100 Snakebit has also received the high performance exhaust system along with a supercharged 5.4 liter V8 engine, which is producing a total output of 550 HP (410 kW). The unit is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, which is sending power to the 20-inch rear wheels. Front wheels are 18-inch in size. The 1956 Ford F-100 Snakebit will be auctioned in 2014, by Barrett-Jackson. Proceeds will go to the children’s hospital in Shannon Tweed’s hometown, in Canada.