The Ford F-150 Raptor from the factory is as capable as any truck on the road, but Shelby American decided that even one of America’s most hardcore off-road offerings was in need of an even more aggressive update. This is the Shelby Raptor Baja, and it definitely lives up to its name.
The biggest upgrade comes in the engine. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 now produces a hefty 525 horsepower (391 kilowatts) and 610 pound feet (827 Newton-meters) of torque, up 75 horsepower (55 kilowatts) and 100 pound-feet (135 Newton-meters) of torque from the standard model. An upgraded cold air intake, a high-flow air filter, an aluminum intercooler, and an ECU are to thank for the added boost.
The standard Fox Racing shocks have been replaced with more rugged manually adjustable three-inch coilover internally bypass shocks at the front, and external bypass fitments at the rear. The new off-road accessories are aided by 35-inch BF Goodrich KM2 tires, wrapped around a set of unique Shelby alloy Raptor wheels.
The exterior design is healthily updated with new features like a fully functional ram air hood adorned with appropriate Shelby lettering and striping, a custom front bumper and chase rack, and an LED light bar. New metal rock sliders have been added to the rear, with automatic running boards flanking either side of the truck bed.
The interior, though mostly stock, gains new custom floor mats and carbon fiber accents throughout, as well as upgraded, embroidered leather on the seats. A serialized plate is mounted on the engine, and a plaque located on the dashboard commemorates the unique build.
Interested buyers can pick up the pickup at any Shelby Ford dealers in the U.S. and Canada for a cool $117,460. Those interested in converting their stock Raptor will only have to dish out $49,295 for the conversion kit. The standard Raptor, as a friendly reminder, costs $49,785.
Source: Shelby American