In case you think the 411-hp Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is under powered, there is an impressive alternative coming from Shelby. Namely, the 2017 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor will churn out in excess of 700 horsepower thanks to its supercharged 6.2-liter V8. According to Shelby’s chief designer, this unique truck offers ultimate performance and off-road capabilities, unlike any other model currently available on the market. Although Shelby’s version of the F-150 Raptor will be produced in very limited numbers, its launch has attracted a lot of attention among pickup truck enthusiasts.
2017 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor Design and Features
Apart from the upgraded powertrain department, the 2017 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor comes with a slew of distinctive exterior features. The list of styling cues that set it apart from the regular models include Shelby badging and classic striping, special edition graphics, and 18-inch custom wheels with BF Goodrich K02 off-road tires. As part of optional equipment, this amazing truck offers Rogue Racing front and rear bumpers, as well as auxiliary lighting. The vehicle’s revised interior is the work of Katzkin and comes with such features as a three-gauge dashboard pod.
2017 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor Drivetrain
As mentioned, the 2017 Ford F-150 Shelby Raptor comes with a heavily updated drivetrain department that is now able to produce over 700 horsepower. The Shelby kit adds a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger mated with the 6.2-liter V8 engine, larger injectors and throttle bodies, a new heat exchanger as well as a Borla exhaust. On top of that, Shelby’s engineers fitted the truck with a thoroughly upgraded suspension that gets three-inch King coilovers, bypass rear shocks and Rogue Racing upper and lower control arms.
2017 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor Pricing
The 2017 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor will be priced at around $90,000 without optional amenities, which is twice as much money needed for the base model. Despite its high pricing, the Shelby Raptor comes as one of the most appealing pickup trucks currently available, especially for the off-roading enthusiasts.