2023 Shelby Raptor Off-Road Beast Test Drive Review

2023 Shelby Raptor  – Shelby has created the Ford F-150 Raptor 525 Ponies, a collection of eye candy that will take you anywhere. Shelby claims this off-road vehicle can take you from driving on asphalt to driving in sand dunes.

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

2023 Shelby Raptor Off-Road Beast Review

Shelby American President Gary Patterson says the F-150 Raptor Shelby built is the best off-road vehicle. He also mentions Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks, as well as the Shelby F-250 Super Baja.

Interior

Shelby’s interior is stunning with beautiful details like the Baja Raptor-embroidered floormats and the embroidered leather interior. The cabin also has carbon fiber accents that are gratuitous and only for sportiness. Standard features include over-the-air updates for the Shelby Raptor. The “connected experience” offers digital trail maps, digital trails, and the ability to share them. FordPass can also be accessed on mobile to remotely monitor your truck.

Exterior

The Shelby Raptor’s exterior looks stunning thanks to its front and back steel bumpers as well as numerous LED lights (including a curve bar of 30 inches, two 10-inch drivers lamps, and a 50-inch powder-actuated lamp bar). The bed chase rack can hold two spare tires measuring 37 inches. It makes it simple to transport your vehicle in support vehicles during nighttime desert rallies. The Shelby badge looks great, and it is ready to go. Is it ready for the open road?

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

Off-road Tires

Patterson claims the Shelby Raptor is not cheap in creature comforts, but the Shelby Raptor still has the “capabilities to back up” its bold appearance. This suspension is very heavy-duty and features 2.5-inch FOX Live shocks with top-of-the-line internal bypass technology. The dual-speed control can be adjusted. The 18-inch alloy wheels and 37-inch BFGKM3 Modterrain tires are the most sought-after off-road party items. These tires are a great addition to the Shelby Raptor’s appearance. All that rubber should be used off-road.

Shelby Raptor Rear

The Shelby Raptor has a custom cold air intake system. This tune boosts Ford’s Performance EcoBoost twin-turbo V6 to 525 horsepower. It is a significant improvement over the stock 450 horsepower and 615-pound feet. These numbers are possible only with 93-octane gasoline. Shelby claims that the truck’s suspension design, engine management software, and torque direction allow it to direct more torque toward its rear wheels. This allows for faster acceleration and quicker starts. This is great for offroaders who are a drag car at night.

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

The Off-Road Competition

How does the Shelby Raptor perform compared to other models? The price is one of the biggest problems. The RAM 1500 TRX is the closest competitor, but it costs slightly more and offers similar dealer adjustments. The TRX uses 35s rubber instead of 37s but has 702 horsepower instead 525. The Shelby name, appearance, and upgrades are absent from the TRX. The Shelby badge is a symbol for rare-edition motorsports heritage. Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor ownership is more than just showing off your off-road bling. It’s about being on the road.

2023 Shelby Raptor Off-Road Beast Pricing

Shelby Ford F-150 Raptor starting at $124 820 MSRP. Only a handful of quantities will be available by select Ford and Tuscany dealers throughout North America.