Shelby American just announced that it is continuing the popular Shelby Raptor for 2018. Shelby will produce only 500 total 2018 Shelby Raptors that will be available through its North American dealer network.
This truck was designed and tested for those who seek maximum adventure both on and off the road. —Gary Patterson, Shelby
The Shelby Raptor is based on the next-generation, EcoBoost-powered Ford F-150 Raptor and will feature over 525 horsepower and upwards of 610 lb-ft of torque and only 500 units will be produced.
“While the Raptor is an amazing truck right from Ford, we reimagined it for those who asked Shelby for an even more extreme version,” Gary Patterson, Shelby American President. said. “The Shelby Raptor is harder edged, with more grunt and handling capability. We added adjustable shocks so the driver can even tailor their ride. This truck was designed and tested for those who seek maximum adventure both on and off the road.”
The Shelby Raptor builds on our rich heritage with trucks, giving enthusiasts even more ways to have high-horsepower fun. — Joe Conway, Shelby
The result is a fully customized Raptor that is sure to be a serious off-road contender. Each Shelby American Raptor will come with a new dual-stage shock system, upgraded wheels, tires, as well as an all new upgraded appearance package to both the interior and exterior of the vehicle.
“At Shelby American, performance has been our business for over 50 years,” Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American, said. “During the past two years, we’ve added several new vehicles to our lineup in direct response to customers demand, including a trio of purpose-built trucks. The Shelby Raptor builds on our rich heritage with trucks, giving enthusiasts even more ways to have high-horsepower fun.”
Production already began on the Shelby Raptor and each truck will be registered in the official Shelby Registry. Estimated MSRP is $117,460, including the truck (average Raptor price is $68,165). Current 2017 Ford Raptor owners can also send their trucks to Shelby American for a conversion price of $49,295.
For more information about this limited edition Raptor, visit Shelby here.