RAPTOR REPORT Shelby Prepares Baja 700 Raptor Farewell

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New F-150 Raptors aren’t being produced, since the entire plant is now making 2015 models. Even though the Rouge plant won’t be churning out new Raptors until the 2017 model year, that truck is going to be dramatically different than the past. That includes replacing the 6.2L V8 with a turbocharged 3.5L EcoBoost engine.

To help celebrate the sending off of the previous Raptor, the folks at Shelby are giving it one last hurrah. Yes, the Shelby Raptor is already a fast truck, but they decided to up the power to over 700 horsepower. By using a whipple supercharger, all 2011-2014 Raptors can be upgraded to make this insane amount of power with the Baja 700 upgrade.

It’s like a Dodge Charger Hellcat that can go off road.

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Shelby American is offering this upgrade for $45,000. That’s above-and-beyond the price of purchasing the Raptor, of course.

If you are interested in purchasing this upgrade for your Raptor, you better act quickly. The company is only offering 50 of these upgrades.

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What’ll be interesting is to see how tuners take advantage of the EcoBoost in the new truck. We believe there’s a lot of potential there, considering the same engine more-or-less will be in the new Ford GT making well over 600 horsepower. Surely Shelby and Hennessey will get their hands on the vehicles and offer some insane upgrades then.

What do you think? Let us know in the forums!

Chad Kirchner is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other auto sites.

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