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Beast Unleashed: All About the New Ford Shelby Truck

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  • Renee Martin
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Named after birds of prey, the Ford F-150 Raptor is one of America’s favorite trucks. It’s no understatement if we call the Ford F-150 the wildest truck ever manufactured by Ford. If that’s not enough, this year, in collaboration with Shelby (not the fictional family from Birmingham), the new Ford Shelby Truck has hit the markets ‚Äď bigger and better than the Ford F-150 Raptor. So, if the Raptor is the Captain America of pick-up trucks, Ford Shelby F-150 is the Hulk! ¬†

The collaboration between Ford and Shelby, a high-performance vehicle manufacturer, resulted in producing iconic cars like Cobra and Mustang. Now the guys who made the Mustang run on steroids have had the chance to lay hands on Raptor, and the end result is mind-blowing. From what are the new Ford Shelby truck specifications to how much does it cost ‚Äď here’s everything you need to know. ¬†

Who’s Carroll Shelby? ¬†

Carroll Shelby is an American automotive designer, racer, and entrepreneur. He is widely famous for his involvement with the AC Cobra and later with Mustang. Both cars were built in partnership with Ford Motor Company.  

What are the new Ford Shelby Truck specifications?  

The new Shelby truck still uses the Ford’s EcoBoost 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 motor. The Shelby now has a new high-flow air intake, an ECU tune, a new aluminum intercooler, and a tuned performance exhaust. All these new upgrades allow the truck to reach 525 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque compared to the F-150 Raptor’s 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque. ¬†

The Shelby F-150 comes with a lift kit that is expected to raise the vehicle by up to four inches. Additionally, the Shelby Raptor is expected to use 18-inch specially designed alloy wheels wrapped in 37-inch BF Goodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires.  

When it comes to suspension, Shelby might continue to use the same suspension setup as the stock model. The Raptor comes equipped with 3-inch Fox Racing internal-bypass shocks with external reservoirs. And they offer up to 14 inches for the rear axle and 13 inches of travel for the front axle.  

How does the Shelby Truck exterior look?  

The Shelby Truck is a much better-looking vehicle than the F-150. The engine hood has been replaced with a Baja Raptor hood with intake and extraction vents. The “Ford” lettering on the grille is replaced by “Shelby” in red. And there are two LED lights on each side of the lettering. ¬†

The front and rear steel bumpers have been redesigned. There are two 10-inch LED driving lights, and an additional 30-inch LED light bar is mounted on the front bumper. In addition, to increase the visibility during off-roading and night rides, a 50-inch LED light bar is mounted on the top of the chase rack.  

What does the Shelby Ford Truck interior look like?  

The Shelby is built on a four-door crew cab model and has re-worked interiors. The seats are leather upholstery. The floor mats and the console badging are designed to match the seats. The interior comes in black, gray, and red color. The car’s interior is finished with a serial number on the dash that is entered in Shelby’s official registry.

How fast do Shelby trucks go?

Shelby trucks can reach 0-60 mph in around 4 seconds and reach 100 mph in under 9 seconds.

How much does the Shelby Truck 2022 cost?  

The new 2022 Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor is twice the cost of the F-150 Raptor. So it can cost you almost $1,24,000. The cost for the 2021 F-150 Raptor starts at $65,840.  

Yes, this ‘beast’ is a bit pricey. But, if you’re someone who’s looking for a truck in this price range, then Ford Shelby 2022 truck is a great option. If anything that Shelby’s previous outings have taught us, it’s that their products are worth the money and hype.

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