If the Raptor isn’t wild enough for you, well then there’s hope and it comes in the shape of these two Limited Edition trucks — the Ford F-150 Shelby and Baja.
Available from Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors, the mighty duo joins 24 variants of the multiple award-winning full-size pickup truck.
Aside from a supercharged 755 horsepower 5.0-litre V8 mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 F-150 Shelby packs a BDS suspension lift, rides on 18in wheels wrapped in BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres, upgraded Fox Racing shocks, and several unique pieces of bodywork that include a new wire-mesh grille, functional ram air hood scoop, fender flares, Shelby graphics, and a tonneau cover.
The Shelby Raptor Baja, an extreme off-roader, joins the line-up for the first time and features enhancements to its suspension, power and styling. The most noticeable change is the chassis; developed with Fox Racing, the four-corner adjustable system includes reliable technologies that adapt to any terrain from smooth streets to rigorous off-road trails with a simple ‘no tool needed’ adjustment.
The robust suspension system rides on high performance BFGoodrich KM2 35/12.50R18 tyres mounted to 18in alloy wheels. This super truck has a fully functional ram air hood decorated with Shelby lettering and striping. A custom front bumper, rear bumper and chase rack surround the truck.
It even features eight LED light configuration, as well as two spare tyres mounted on the truck bed, which facilitates easy replacement of tyres in case of any requirement while driving off-road. Metal rock sliders with automatic running boards flank the sides for an easy step after the three-inch lift. The Shelby Raptor Baja edition embroidered custom leather seats, floor-mats and console-badging make the interior distinctive. The dashboard features the important numbered CSM serial number plate with the number entered in the official Shelby Registry.
“The F-150 Shelby is a stylish vehicle that offers more power and performance for cruising around town, whilst the Shelby Raptor Baja is made for extreme driving in off-road terrain. Perfect for the upcoming off-road season, these vehicles are sure to make a mark on the roads and dunes of the UAE,” said Helal Hanei Omar, Senior Vice-President – Ford, Al Tayer Motors.
The starting price for the F-150 Shelby is Dh446,145 (inclusive of VAT) and it is available in two different configurations, while the Shelby Raptor Baja is priced at Dh524,895 (inclusive of VAT). The vehicles come with a three-year/60,000 km warranty.