Shelby American is mostly known for track machines, but is continuing to work on releasing vehicles to get itself into the minds of enthusiasts of all kinds. Its latest creation is sure to get off-road junkies all worked up, as it takes a 2011 through 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and makes it even more insane – if that is even possible.
This project, which Shelby American calls the Baja 700, takes the already powerful 6.2-liter V-8 and bolts a Whipple supercharger, a new throttle body, updated fuel injectors, a Borla exhaust system, and a heat exchanger onto it. These updates push the V-8’s output to a mighty 700 horsepower, which is a 289-horsepower gain over the stock engine.
To help the Baja 700 tackle rough terrain, Shelby American also adds in 3-inch King coil-overs, Rogue Racing upper and lower control arms, a competition suspension system, a skid plate, and 18-by-9-inch Custom Fuel wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich K02 tires.
Other identifiable markings on the outside of the Baja 700 that show this is no standard Raptor include badges on the tailgate and fender vent, and a stripe package.
This rig also has an updated cabin that includes custom work by Katzkin, Shelby Baja 700 floor mats, a numbered dash plate, and a Shelby three-gauge dash pod.
In its base setup, the Baja 700 is a $45,000, not including the actual truck. The upgrade alone is $5 more than the MSRP of the base 2014 Raptor. Shelby will build only 50 examples of the Baja 700 before closing the order books.
If the standard Baja 700 isn’t enough for you, Shelby American has a few optional goodies you may add to it. These include Rogue Racing front and rear bumpers, various LED light packages, electric side steps, and headers.