We used to see cars like Mustang to come tuned by Shelby, but in last years, this high-performance department also works on the world’s most popular pickup truck. Yes, we talk about Ford F-150. Previous-generation model was first one to come tuned by Shelby. Now, when thirteen generation is released, we expect to see its hi-performance version of it. It is expected to come next fall, probably as 2017 Shelby Raptor, although there were rumors that it could come already as 2016 year model. What is most important, this model will come completely redesigned, and with significant power boost.
2017 Shelby Raptor redesign
Although main difference will be in terms of power and performances, 2017 Shelby Raptor will also come with several design modifications. Exterior will feature plenty of unique characteristics. Most of the changes will come at front. We will see new front fascia, while front bumper will be replaced by a tube frame, which features an opening for LED lighting. From aside, you will notice a specially-designed 18-wheels, which also include special, all-terrain tires. Rear end also features many unique characteristics. For example, there are new taillights, new bumper, specially-designed exhaust system etc. The 2017 Shelby Raptor will come with Shelby’s recognizable blue paintjob, filled up with white strokes.
2017 Shelby Raptor interior
Interior will also come with modifications. We will see plenty of unique features. For example, there are unique sports seats, steering wheel and plenty of other design tweaks, like Shelby badges etc. In mechanical aspect, 2017 Raptor will come with improvements like upgraded suspension, electronic loking differential etc.
2017 Shelby Raptor engine
We finally came to the most important part of this truck. The 2017 Shelby Raptor will come with extremely huge amount of power. It will be powered by 6.2 liter V8 engine, which will be tuned up for this occasion especially. It is expected that maximum power wll be over 700 horses and at least 580 pound-feet of torque. Transmission is 6-speed automatic, which comes with two speed transfer case.
2017 Shelby Raptor release date and price
Exact date of launch is still unknown. However, according to most of the reports from the internet, 2017 Shelby Raptor is expected late next year. Exact price is also unknown. According to some predictions, it should go around 90.000 dollars.