For all those who think that the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor churning out 411 horsepower is not extreme enough, Shelby has an even more impressive alternative in store. Namely, the 2017 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor will be powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that delivers amazing 700 hp. Needless to say, Shelby’s new pickup truck will be produced in limited quantities as the top-notch model in this segment. Expect it to offer unbeatable performance numbers as well as outstanding off-road capabilities that can’t be matched by any currently existing truck. Only a glimpse at its specifications can explain why this model has been attracting so much attention among the pickup truck enthusiasts.
2017 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor Engine Department
Shelby’s engineers have certainly done a great job improving the Raptor’s drivetrain to make it surpass all of its competitors by a great margin. In order to squeeze more than 700 hp out of the 6.2-liter V8 powertrain, they have fitted it with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger. The rest of the Shelby’s kit includes such additions as larger injectors and throttle bodies, a new heat ex-charger and a Borla exhaust system. Moreover, the 2017 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor will benefit from the substantially improved suspension that now features three-inch King coilover shocks, bypass rear shocks, as well as Rogue Racing upper and lower control arms. To put it simply, this truck will be able to take on the most rugged terrains with the greatest of ease.
2017 Shelby F-150 Raptor Design
In terms of exterior styling, the 2017 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor will set itself apart from the regular models thanks to a number of unique features. The most notable ones include special edition graphics, classic striping and Shelby badging, while the custom-made 18-inch wheels come with BFGoodrich K02 off-road tires. The list of optional equipment includes auxiliary lighting, as well as Rogue Racing front and rear bumpers. The interior also comes with a number of distinctive features that give it a sportier feel. For instance, Katzkin has given the Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor a unique three-gauge dashboard pod.
2017 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor Pricing
As for the pricing, the 2017 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor is expected to start at around $90,000. Even without the optional equipment, this amazing truck will be twice as expensive as the standard model. However, those who expect their pickup truck to offer that much power and that level of off-road performance will certainly find the new Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor worth every penny.