Shelby has been long known for turning out some of the quickest Mustangs in the world, but Mr. Carol’s company has dabbled in the realm of trucks as well. At the forefront of the company’s truck lineup is the 2016 Shelby Raptor Baja 700. This Raptor has been heavily modified and will be released in a very limited number. According to insider information, there are a mere fifty that have been slated for production from the automaker. In addition, 2016 Shelby Raptor Baja 700 will present itself to consumers with a ridiculous amount of horsepower output.
2016 Shelby Raptor Baja 700: Engine Specs
Under the hood, the power behind 2016 Shelby Raptor Baja 700 takes the 411 horsepower of the Raptor to another level. The 6.2 liter V-8 engine will conjoin with a 2.9 liter Whipple supercharger along with other amenities that will deliver more than 700 horsepower. According to the American VP of Operations for Shelby, Akos Feher the already high performing 575 horsepower Shelby Raptor has been made more capable for the 2016 model year.
2016 Shelby Raptor Baja 700: Redesign Exterior and Interior
The front bumper of the new vehicle has been replaced by a tube frame unit that has an opening for an LED equipped light bar. The corner sections will feature mesh guards in front of the LED light pods. Along the sides. The wheels have been upgraded to 18 inches that are wrapped in the latest BFGoodrich K02 All Terrain tires. These tires have been redesigned in regards to their tread pattern and their internal structure has been upgraded.
The vehicle’s customization continues around the rear as the factory bumper has made way for a custom steel unit. The steel unit is complete with stainless steel rivets and LED light pods. There is a dual tip exhaust pipe that peaks under the quarter panel to the right giving way to an indication as to what is beneath the hood. Beyond the bumpers, tires and wheels the new 2016 Shelby Raptor Baja 700 will receive a unique paint job that is complete with a base blue paint and white racing stripes. The duo of white stripes are along the bottom of the doors alongside the Shelby name.
The interior of the new 2016 Shelby Raptor Baja 700 showcases new hide that features black and blue colors. The company name is also seen within the cabin of the truck due to it being embroidered onto the seatbacks. The remaining aspects of the cabin are just as Ford designed it. The Raptor will continue to provide consumers with a red centerline marker, a leather wrapped steering wheel, a bank of auxiliary switches and the in-dash Ford Sync Infotainment system.
2016 Shelby Raptor Baja 700: Release Date and Price
Given that the 2016 Shelby Raptor Baja 700 is only being produced in a very limited quantity, the addition of 300 horsepower will not drive the price up drastically. The base pricing of the supercharged truck will be an estimated $ 45 000. This pricing does not include the base Raptor, which means that the price tag of the vehicle will be doubled. Although the vehicle will be a bit on the pricey side, the Ford Raptor will be an unstoppable force due to its Baja ready suspension as well as a power train that has been thoroughly proven. This vehicle will present with a more than solid set up for any consumer that is an efficient desert racer.