The limited-edition 2019 Ford F-150 Shelby joins the legendary F-150 pickup truck's burgeoning lineup of 24 variants and brings with it another trim: Shelby Raptor Baja.
If ever there was a perfect vehicle to take to the desert, pickup trucks scream "Us!" for their sheer practicality and fun-to-drive quotient. The world's most popular and bestselling pickup, the Ford F-150 has the chops to hold its own out over the dunes. Little wonder then, Ford sells as many as 24 variants of the pickup here in the UAE. Well, two more variants are now on sale for a limited time at Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motors showrooms across the country!
“The 2019 Ford F-150 Shelby is a stylish vehicle that offers more power and performance for cruising around town, whilst the Shelby Raptor Baja is made for extreme driving in off-road terrain. Perfect for the upcoming off-road season, these vehicles are sure to make a mark on the roads and dunes of the UAE,” said Helal Hanei Omar, Senior Vice-President at Al Tayer Motors Ford.
The 2018 Ford F-150 Shelby gets a 5.0-litre V8 under the hood, BDS suspension lift under the wheel arches, wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres, and Fox Racing shocks. The bodywork is adorned with new pieces like a wire-mesh grille, functional ram air hood scoop, fender extensions, tonneau cover for the bay, and loud, signature Shelby graphics.
The V8 gets a supercharger and high-flow fuel injectors to deliver an output of roughly 755hp. Shelby Performance additional parts are aplenty, like the open-air performance intake with high-flow filter, oversized carbon fiber air intake tube, aluminium heat exchanger, upgraded billet throttle body, Shelby-tuned Borla exhaust, and fender vents to improve engine cooling. Talk about a truck that's been given the supercar treatment.
The 2019 Ford F-150 Shelby Raptor Baja is an even more aggressive trim of the standard pickup. Fox Racing specifically developed the four-corner adjustable suspension for the Raptor Baja. BF Goodrich threw in the excellent KM2 35/12.50 R18 tyres wrapped around 18-inch alloy wheels. The F-150 Shelby Raptor features an eight=LED light configuration as well as two spare tyres mounted on the load bed. This setup makes for easy replacement of tyres in the case these are required off the beaten path.
The 2019 Ford F-150 Shelby is priced from AED 446,145 and is available in two trims. The Shelby Raptor Baja has a price tag of AED 524,895. Both the pickup trucks come with a 3-year/60,000km warranty.