After several special Shelby releases, the all-new 2018 Ford Shelby Baja Raptor is ready for the market. Based on the latest Ford F-150 Raptor, but with a significantly stronger engine. It also has significant design differences, as well as a lot of additional upgrades. Serial production and sales with authorized dealers began recently, but unfortunately in a limited number of 500 copies. In any case on the roads of North America will appear next year, as the main competitor to new Chevrolet special models.
Shelby Baja Raptor has a recognizable grille with a FORD emblem. Built-in black steel off-road bumpers with multiple LED light bars. Built-in LED daytime running lights, large front and rear LED lights. Noticeable is enough Shelby badging on the exterior and interior elements. In the bed there is a new steel rack with LED lighting and two spare tires. In the cabin has plenty of leather and carbon fiber details. Built are incredibly comfortable leather seats and telescopic leather steering wheel. It also has dual-zone automatic climate control and an 8-inch touch screen with Ford’s SYNC3 interface. In front of the driver are two 4.2-inch TFT color display.
The outer dimensions are approximate to the standard model, but the distance from the floor is 3 inches higher. Also, towing capacity and payload will be higher. The offer is a four-door crew cab, designed to accommodate five passengers. Placed at 18-inch aluminum wheels with 35-inch hardcore BF Goodrich KM2 tires.
A significantly stronger 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbo EcoBoost engine will have 525 hp and 610 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque. The standard drive is all-wheel drive, combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It also has optional rear-wheel drive. Provided is a cold-air intake with a high-flow air filter and a performance aluminum intercooler. Of course, fuel consumption will be significantly higher than the standard model.
The official price of 2018 Ford Shelby Baja Raptor has not yet been confirm. According to the available information, the basic model will cost $ 117,460. Of course, with additional equipment, it will be significantly higher.