The Ford Raptor has a devout following of fans who appreciate the vehicle’s rugged off-road capabilities. With its race car-inspired suspension and incredible handling on the trail, it’s hard to believe that the stylish Ford F150 Raptor could get any better, but it has.
Shelby American has collaborated with Ford to make a Ford Shelby Raptor called the Shelby Baja 700, and it’s truly an exquisite vehicle. Let’s take a look at some of the key features of the innovative new Baja 700:
– It has a restyled exterior… Shelby America swapped the conventional Ford F150 lights for black headlights in their custom design, allowing the head lamps to blend in with the front end for a sleek, modern effect. A brickwork style grille gives the Baja 700 a modern edge, and the vehicle is decked out with branded badging on the fender and tailgate. Badged side stripes finish off the custom exterior details. Retractable side steps, designed by AMP Research, can be added to the exterior as an upgrade.
– Off road lights packages are available. Shelby America and Ford are offering an optional upgraded package, with off road lights, to help drivers light up the trail. The package includes a Rogue 3″, and Rogue cube LED flush mount lights for the bumper and a matching 40″ radius LED light bar.
– …and a restyled interior. Drivers will be treated to luxurious Katzkin two-tone seat covers inside the Baja 700. A redesigned dashboard and three-gauge dash pod make the interior as modern and appealing as the exterior. Each model made will have a numbered dash as a sign of authenticity.
– There’s a supercharger under the hood. To make the Shelby 700 a high performance vehicle, Shelby America added a 700+ horsepower supercharger, complete with a throttle body, heat exchanger, and injectors, to the 6.2-Liter V8 engine. This upgrade required a specially designed competition grade suspension system, compliments of Rogue Racing, to be designed especially for the Ford Shelby Raptor.
Ford Raptor fans are certain to fall in love with the Shelby Baja 700, which will be available for prices as low as $45,000. To get the upgrades like the LED light bar, the cost will be higher.
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