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Shelby Gets Its Hands On The Raptor

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Shelby Gets Its Hands On The Raptor

You knew it was going to happen: Shelby has pumped up the Ford Raptor. The result is a 525-horsepower desert runner, along with some special modifications. The Baja Raptor, as Shelby calls it, gains appearance, suspension, and power modifications.

Under the hood, Shelby uses a cold-air performance intake system. A special tune helps optimize power, so the twin-turbo V-6 pumps out not only 525 horsepower, it also achieves a highly impressive over 610 lb.-ft. of torque.

Shelby teamed up with Fox Racing to develop a more advanced four-corner adjustable suspension system. The claim is that it makes the truck ride smooth on the road, yet provides the flex for rough trails. Adjusting the suspension also requires zero tools, which trust me can be a lifesaver when you’re out in the middle of nowhere.

In the functional looks department, the Baja Raptor has a ram air hood, customer bumpers, front light bar, and a chase rack with lights and two tire mounts. Rock sliders come on the truck, plus automatic running boards, giving you the best of both.

Of course, the interior gets the Shelby touch with custom embroidered seats, floor mats, and console badges. And in case people don’t realize how special the truck is, a serial number adorns each dash.

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