There are of course other ways to make the tantalizing Raptor even more hardcore. Shelby built a number of 575 horsepower Raptors back in 2013, and who could forget Hennessey’s burly 500 and 650 horsepower VelociRaptors.
For the time being, the Baja 700 will take top trumps over them all. Power comes from a Whipple supercharger, and brings with it a Borla exhaust, custom interior, new bumpers, a tuned off-road suspension from Rogue Racing, and a number of other modifications
Given Shelby’s reputation for delivering muscle car performance, all those bits ought to add up to one heck of a daily driver. But it will cost you. Shelby says each package will cost $45,000 – not including the donor Raptor, which can be any model year from 2011 to 2014.
Don’t forget there’s a new Raptor due to arrive in 2017, bringing with it an alleged 450 horsepowers of twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6. It also looks every bit the stunner. Wait ’til 2017 or buy-in now, either way, the Raptor isn’t slowing down any time soon.