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Shelby introduces 386kW/827Nm Baja Raptor




Ford ‘unofficial’ tuner, Shelby, which has a history of making fast Fords even more rapid has introduced its Ford F-150 Raptor based Shelby Baja Raptor.

First up, the pick-up’s 3.5-litre twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 has been massaged to churn out an additional 55kW and 135Nm, taking the total output to 386kW and 827Nm of torque. This comes thanks to a custom cold-air intake with a high-flow air filter and performance aluminium intercooler. Power is sent to all four wheels via the carried over 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive system with locking centre differential.

Shelby has also upgraded the Raptor’s suspension, which now sports adjustable Fox Racing Stage 2 suspension that can be adapted for on- or off-road use. The pick-up rolls on 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in a set of BFGoodrich KM2 tyres.

On the styling front, the Baja Raptor features a functional ram air bonnet, restyled bumpers and skid plates, a rack to hold a pair of full-size spare wheels, automatic running boards and LED light bars. Inside, the cabin gets embroidered leather seats, various Shelby badging and a numbered serial plate.

Shelby says it will build just 500 units of the Baja Raptor at an estimated cost of US$117,460 (A$146,743). However, owners of MY17 Raptors could have their pick-ups converted for US$49,295 (A$61,584) by sending it to Shelby via a dealer.

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