Shelby's new truck isn't meant to go fast, but can go anywhere
When we think of Shelby vehicles, most of the time, we think of their performance models like the Shelby GT350, GT500, or even the Cobra. But aside from fast cars, the Ford tuner and performance outfit also builds pickup trucks. Unlike their previous F-150 Super Snake, their latest pick-up truck isn't meant to go fast. Instead, it's meant to go anywhere and everywhere.
Called the Ford Shelby F-250 Super Baja, it is based on a standard Ford F-250 Super Duty pickup but turned up to the max. Compared to the Ranger Raptor and even the F-150 Raptor, Shelby's new truck even makes those two off-road-ready vehicles look tame in comparison. Interestingly, Shelby decided to leave the 6.7-liter Powerstroke turbo-diesel V8 untouched. Not that it needed more tuning since it already produces 475 HP and 1,424 Nm torque from the factory.
Rather than modifying the engine, the upgrades are under the chassis. The truck features a BDS Lift system, custom arms, and dual-steering stabilizers. Fox adjustable coilovers come with remote reservoirs, allowing the suspension to take a beating from all kinds of terrain. Supporting the setup are 37-inch BF Goodrich tires wrapped in 18-inch wheels, allowing the pick-up truck to go anywhere.
To match the new suspension upgrades, Shelby also made aesthetic changes. It gains chunkier fender flares to fit the taller and wider tires. A new hood with a functional ram air vent are fitted, and the plastic bumpers have been ditched for steel units, giving the truck a rugged look. LED light bars on the bumper and roof improve visibility in the great outdoors. For easier ingress and egress, power steps have been fitted with rock sliders and lights. Of course, the signature Shelby stripes are standard.
Inside, there are minor changes, including a different leather pattern and more Shelby embroidery. A mix of stainless steel and carbon fiber trims is found inside the cabin.
The cost of the Ford Shelby F-250 Super Baja costs USD 125,805 or roughly PHP 6,114,000, including the F-250 Super Duty it is based on. It's a lot of money for a pick-up truck, that's for sure. But it's perfect for those that think an F-150 Raptor or a Ranger Raptor isn't enough. Plus, it's diesel-powered too. So think of it as a full-size diesel Raptor with Shelby stripes, a win-win, right?