The one puts down more than 750 horsepower, and the other costs more than half-a-million dirhams – these new 2018 Ford F-150 Shelby trucks aren’t kidding around
When the massive Ford F-150 truck isn’t compensation enough, the good Shelby name is there to put things right whether you’re an urbanite or a dune basher. But blue-collars need not apply – one of these trucks will cost you three times as much as Ford’s regular F-150 pick-up.
Just released for sale in the UAE, the first limited-edition model we’re talking about is the all-new Ford F-150 Shelby putting out 755 horsepower with a 5.0-litre V8 supercharged to hell. On 18-inch wheels it can go anywhere shod with all-terrain tyres, Fox Racing suspension, and a lift kit. If you can stomach that body kit and the cosmetic upgrades, it’s yours for AED446,145. A bargain if you have a desperate need for off-road dominance, and little in terms of, well, aesthetic judgement…
For the particularly adventurous types, there is the F-150 Shelby Raptor Baja to consider, and few places this truck won’t get you. Even if it’s powered by a ‘mere’ V6 the Raptor Baja is one of the most appropriate vehicles for the UAE’s off-road terrain.
Shelby’s boosted the engine by 75bhp over the stock figure for a total of 525 horsepower and nearly 830Nm of torque. Like the V8-engined F-150 Shelby, the Baja too rides on 18-inch wheels, and fully-adjustable suspension for good measure, plus BFGoodrich’s most aggressive off-roading tyres. If you do get into trouble, somehow, you‘ve got two spares riding in the back. At AED524,895 the Shelby Raptor Baja isn’t cheap but that at least includes VAT and a three-year warranty so, you know, no need to lift over that dune.
Would you have these extreme Ford F-150s over the standard Raptor? Let us know in the comments box below.