The Ford F-150 Raptor is already one of the more masculine vehicles on sale today, but if you’re the type of person who is overly competitive in recreational sports and always adds bacon to their burger, you might be hankering for something with a bit more grunt. Don’t worry, red meat-loving, fantasy football-playing bro, Shelby American has you covered.
The F-150 Raptor comes with a 411 horsepower 6.2-liter V8, however that only pales in comparison to the output most cars that pass through Shelby’s Las Vegas-based shop are boasting. For this, the Baja 700 Edition Raptor, Shelby slapped a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger on the 6.2-liter powerplant along with a high-flow throttle body, bigger injectors, an intercooler and a full Borla exhaust. The result is a desert-destroying pickup with over 700 horsepower. The Dodge Charger Hellcat of trucks, if you will.
As Car and Driver points out, this isn’t the first time Shelby has put their paws all over the Raptor. With a similar upgrades list, the tuning firm bumped output of the Raptor to 575 horsepower back in 2013. The current Raptor will soon be replaced with the all-new model featuring as 450 horsepower 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 though, so Shelby is sending it off with one last 700-horse hurrah.
Not to our surprise, the Baja 700 Edition Raptor is very expensive, and even more exclusive. You’ll have to lay an additional $45,000 down on top of the price of a normal Raptor for the kit, and it will be limited to just 50 units. It’s also not clear if that price includes the fancy graphics and the light bar (perfect for blinding Prius drivers) but we’re assuming it does.
There’s more info and photos over at Shelby American’s site, if you’re interested.