2023 Shelby Raptor Off-Road Beast Test Drive Review

2023 Shelby Raptor Off-Road Beast  – Shelby presents the Ford F-150 Raptor 525 Ponies full of eye candy that will take your anywhere. Shelby claims that this off-road vehicle will allow you to go from cruising on asphalt to driving through sand dunes.

2023 Shelby Raptor Off-Road Beast Review
2023 Shelby Raptor Off-Road Beast Review

2023 Shelby Raptor Off-Road Beast Review

Gary Patterson, Shelby American president, says that the F-150 Raptor model Shelby has built is the most “polished off-road vehicle yet.” He mentions the Shelby F-150 Super Snake, Shelby F-150, and Shelby F-150 trucks along with the Shelby F-250 Super Baja.

Interior

The interior of Shelby is beautiful with details such as the Baja Raptor-embroidered floormats or the embroidered leather interior. You will also find gratuitous carbon-fiber accents in the cabin, which are only for sportiness. The Shelby Raptor comes standard with over-the-air updates. It also has a “connected experience”, which offers digital trail maps and digital trails that can be shared. FordPass is also available on mobile so you can remotely monitor your truck. The Shelby Raptor’s exterior is stunning, thanks to its impressive front and back steel bumpers and numerous LED lights (including a curve light bar of 30 inches, two 10-inch driving lamps, and a 50-inch powder-actuated lightbar). Two 37-inch spare tires can be stored in the bed chase rack. This makes it easy to transport your vehicle as a support vehicle in a nighttime desert rally. Patterson claims that the Shelby Raptor doesn’t come cheap when it comes to creature comforts but the Shelby Raptor has the “capabilities” to back up its bold appearance. This suspension is extremely heavy-duty and comes with 2.5-inch FOX Live shocks featuring top-of-the-line internal bypass technology. You can also adjust the dual speed control. The most popular off-road party item is the 18-inch alloy rims and 37-inch BFG KM3 Modterrain tires. These tires add a lot to the Shelby Raptor’s appearance. All that rubber should also be used off-road.

2023 Shelby Raptor Off-Road Beast Price
2023 Shelby Raptor Off-Road Beast Price

Engine

A custom cold air intake system is installed on the Shelby Raptor. This tune increases Ford’s Performance EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 to 525 horsepower, compared to the stock 450 horsepower and 610-pound feet. These numbers can only be achieved with 93-octane gasoline. Shelby claims that the truck’s suspension design and engine management software allows it to direct more torque towards its rear wheels. This results in quicker acceleration and better starts. This is great for off-roaders that are in a drag car at night.

Competition

What is the Shelby Raptor’s performance compared to other models? One of the greatest problems is the price. The closest competitor is the RAM 1500 TRX, which costs slightly less but offers similar dealer adjustments. The TRX has less rubber (35s versus37s), but it has a lot more power (702 horsepower instead of 525). The TRX lacks the Shelby name, appearance, or upgrades. The Shelby badge is a symbol of rare-edition motorsports heritage. Owning a Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor is not just about showing off your off-road bling. It’s also about getting on the road.

2023 Shelby Raptor Off-Road Beast Release Date
2023 Shelby Raptor Off-Road Beast Release Date

2023 Shelby Raptor Off-Road Beast Pricing

Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor starts at $124 820 MSRP Only a few quantities will be made available by selected Ford and Tuscany dealers across North America.