2018 Ford F-150 Shelby and Baja Raptor now in UAE
The “Limited Edition” Shelby version of the 2018 Ford F-150 is now offered in the UAE.
A limited number of vehicles are available for sale through the UAE’s official dealers. The 2018 F-150 Shelby is equipped with a 5.0-liter V-8 and has a BDS suspension lift, 18-inch wheels wrapped in BFG All-Terrain T/A KO2 tyres, upgraded Fox Racing shocks, and several unique pieces of bodywork that include a new wire-mesh grille, functional ram air hood scoop, fender flares, Shelby graphics, and a tonneau cover.
Under the hood, Shelby has added a supercharger and high-flow fuel injectors to the 5.0-litre V8 that cranks up the engine to deliver 755 hp. The 10-speed automatic transmission seems to be left stock.
Additional Shelby Performance equipment on the vehicle include the Shelby performance programmer tuned to 755 hp, blower & intake manifold powder coated in Ford Racing Blue, open air performance intake with high flow filter, oversized carbon fibre air intake tube, performance aluminium heat exchanger, upgraded billet throttle body, upgraded high performance fuel injectors, performance rear traction bars, Shelby-tuned Borla performance exhaust, black dual exhaust tips, dual intake ‘RAM AIR’ Shelby Super Snake hood, and functional front fender vents for increased engine cooling. The exclusive Shelby-engineered Fox shock system includes Raptor Style FOX shocks for all four wheels, adjustable dual speed controls on all four shocks, front & rear 2.5-inch Fox aluminium body reservoir shocks, and Fox internal bypass technology.
Also joining the line-up for the first time is the Ford F-150 Shelby Raptor Baja. The most noticeable change to the newest-generation Shelby Raptor Baja is its suspension system. Developed with Fox Racing, the four-corner adjustable system includes “reliable technologies that adapt to any terrain” with a simple ‘no tool needed’ adjustment.
Also included are BFGoodrich KM2 35/12.50R18 tyres mounted on 18-inch alloy wheels. It has a fully functional ram air hood decorated with Shelby lettering and striping. A custom front bumper, rear bumper and chase rack surround the truck. It also features eight LED light configuration, as well as two spare tyres mounted on the truck bed, which facilitates easy replacement of tyres in case of punctures while driving off-road. Metal rock sliders with automatic running boards flank the sides, needed due to the three-inch lift.
The Shelby Raptor Baja edition embroidered custom leather seats, floor-mats and console-badging make the interior distinctive. The dashboard features the numbered CSM serial number plate with the number entered in the official Shelby Registry.
The starting price for the F-150 Shelby is Dhs 446,145 and it is available in two different configurations, while the Shelby Raptor Baja is priced at Dhs 524,895. The vehicles come with a three-year/60,000 km warranty.