The new Ford F-150 Raptor is already from the factory a proven high-performance off-roader, but that hasn’t stopped Shelby American from turning into an even more capable truck.
So, here’s the Shelby Raptor Baja, one of the most hardcore off-road offerings on the American market – and we certainly imagine a Ford fan’s garage hosting one next to a Shelby Mustang in order to have flexibility to hit the track or the adjacent forest. The Shelby Raptor Baja lives up to its name with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 tweaked to deliver 525 horsepower (391 kilowatts) and 610-pound feet (827 Newton-meters) of torque, which is up a healthy 75 horsepower (55 kilowatts) and 100 pound-feet (135 Newton-meters) of torque compared to the regular Raptor.
Among the modifications we can count on a better cold air intake, a high-flow air filter, an aluminum intercooler, and an ECU remap, but of course off-road capabilities don’t just come with added power. Shelby knows that and changed the standard Fox Racing shocks up front with manually adjustable three-inch coilover internally bypass shocks, as well as external bypass units in the back. Bespoke Shelby alloy Raptor wheels are shod in 35-inch BF Goodrich KM2 tires and the off-roader allure is being aided by a fully functional ram air hood adorned with appropriate Shelby lettering and striping, a bespoke front bumper and chase rack, and an LED light bar, as well. Ok, now the pricing – U.S. and Canada customers can go to their Shelby Ford dealer and shell out $117,460.