SHELBY AMERICAN INTRODUCES 2018 SHELBY RAPTOR OFF-ROAD TRUCK

 

  • Shelby Raptor is based on the latest generation Ford F-150 Raptor Truck
  • Shelby adds 75 horsepower and 100 foot pound of torque, as well as a host of handling and styling upgrades to the truck
  • Production will be limited to 500 total 2018 model year trucks in the USA

LAS VEGAS – Sept. 13, 2017 – Shelby American  Inc.,has reintroduced its popular Shelby Raptor, beginning with a  limited number of2018 model year trucks that will be available through  its North American dealers. With an incredible 610+ foot pounds of  torque, the super truck isbased on the newest generation Ford F-150  Raptor. Only 500 total 2018 Shelby Raptors will be available through the  dealer network. “At Shelby American, performance has been our business for over 50 years,” said Joe Conway,  CEO of Shelby American. “During the past two years,we’ve added several  new vehicles to our lineup in direct response to customer demand,  including a trio of purpose-built trucks. The Shelby Raptor builds on  our rich heritage with trucks, giving enthusiasts even more ways to have  high horsepower fun.” Introduced for the 2016 model year, F-150 Raptor is a major departure  from the last incarnation of the truck. The stock 3.5-liter twin-turbo  V-6 makes 450 horsepower and 510 foot pounds of torque; it is paired  with a 10-speed automatic transmission. The base truck comes with  standard all-wheel drive, which features a locking center differential  and an auto-shift to the rear wheels depending on the chosen drive mode. “While the Raptor is an amazing truck right from Ford, we reimagined  it for those who asked Shelby for an even more extreme version,” said Gary Patterson,  Shelby American President. “The Shelby Raptor is harder edged, with  more grunt and handling capability. We added adjustable shocks so the  driver can even tailor their ride. This truck was designed and tested  for those who seek maximum adventure both on and off the road.” The Shelby Raptor has 525+ horsepower and an incredible 610+ foot  pounds of torque. Shelby American also installs a new two stage shock  system, bigger wheels and tires, upgraded interior and handsome exterior  elements. The result is a stylish, custom appearance backed up with  serious off-road credentials at an estimated MSRP of US$117,460,  including the truck (average Raptor price is $68,165). Those with a 2017  model Raptor can send it to Shelby via a dealer for conversion at  $49,295. “Over the past year, we worked with key partners, including Ford  Motor Company, to develop a Shelby version of the truck,” said Vince  LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Chief Test  Driver. “After rigorous testing and development, we built a handful of  2017 versions that quietly hit dealer showrooms. Now we’re ready to  offer the truck for the 2018 model year.” Now in production, the Shelby Raptor will be available nationwide with each truck registered in the official Shelby Registry. For more information about Shelby American and the company’s vehicle line, visit www.Shelby.com

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