2022 Ford Shelby F-150 Raptor revealed, won’t let you forget what it is

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Shelby has put the finishing touches on his latest iteration of the F-150 Raptor. Based on Ford’s third-generation ground pounder, it rides on a version of its all-new coil spring and five-arm suspension. With that solid foundation, Shelby calls it the most polished performance truck he’s built to date and proudly plasters his name everywhere.

The biggest change comes under the hood, where a high-flow intake, aluminum intercooler and ECU tune from Ford’s 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 boosts power to over 525 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. That’s 75 more ponies and 100 pound-feet more than the factory Raptor.

A lift kit is involved, but Shelby doesn’t specify how long. They only state that it’s from BDS, so if it’s a ready-to-use kit, we can safely assume a four-inch bump. It is supported by 18-inch wheels of Shelby’s own design, wrapped in 37-inch BF Goodrich KM3 Mud Terrain tires. The Raptor can also be ordered from Ford with 37-inchers, but only if you order the $6150 801A equipment pack, and those come with terrains. However, with the Shelby, you get a third pair locked in a Shelby-branded chase rack.

In fact, Shelby logos can be found all over the truck, and we mean it everywhere. The name appears on the decal stripes on the control panel, tailgate, floor mats, air intake, on serial number plates in both the engine compartment and interior, the sides of the bed just inches from their appearance on the aforementioned pursuit rack and cast in clear red in solid block letters across the grille.

Shelby also adds painted steel bumpers of their own design to the front and rear. Both have dual 10-inch strips of LED driving lights at either end, but you won’t be short of lumens. The front has an additional 30-inch LED light bar, while the rear adds two LED taillights in addition to the ones already supplied by Ford. The chase rack also illuminates with an additional 50-inch light bar.

Inside, the main upgrades are leather seats that look like the back of a motorcycle glove, a mosaic of black, gray and red with the word “Shelby” stitched, of course. The aftermarket trifecta of tinted windows, baton pedals and carbon fiber inserts complete the interior.

Pricing starts at $124,820 for the Shelb-ified Raptor, a nearly $60,000 demand on the Dearborn standard issue. You could almost buy two Raptors, each starting at $65,840. Or just stick with that one and customize it yourself for a lot less. Then you can put your own name on it.

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