The 2016 Ford Raptor Shelby is a beast of a truck. The first Ford Raptor was introduced to buyers about five years ago. During all these years the Raptor has proved itself to be not only a truck that is very stout but also it is also very tenacious at the same time. If you love trucks then you will certainly be interested in knowing more about the new Ford Raptor Shelby, which recently was spied being tested.
2016 Ford Raptor Shelby Exterior and Interior
Spy pictures of the new 2016 Ford Raptor Shelby suggest that it would have the same kind of body as the earlier 2015 model. The body will most probably be built from aluminum, which will no doubt do much to improve the fuel efficiency of the new Shelby. Ford may continue with the same grille as the earlier model and the hood bends and bulges will also be the same as in the earlier model. The headlights will be more powerful and they will help to considerably improve visibility in the dark.
We could not look into the interior of the cabin so it is hard to say what is inside. However, if we go by what was included in earlier models we can safely say that the interiors of the new 2016 Ford Raptor Shelby will be much improved. For example, the quality of materials used in the cabin will be of a very high quality and everything inside the cabin will be designed to provide maximum comfort. Needless to say, there will be plenty of space within the cabin to accommodate passengers. We also think that several high quality tech gadgets will be offered.
2016 Ford Raptor Shelby Engine Specs
People who managed to get up close to the new 2016 Ford Raptor Shelby say that the vehicle would be powered by a powerful EcoBoost V6 engine that is capable of churning out 365 ponies at 5000 RPM and 420 pound feet of torque at 2500 RPM. Ford will probably discard the earlier 6.2-liter V8 engine and use the EcoBoost in its place. The engine will in all probability be mated to a brand new 10-speed transmission.
2016 Ford Raptor Shelby Release Date and Price
Ford has yet to confirm the release date of the new 2016 Ford Raptor Shelby. Forecasters believe that the earliest that the Shelby will be offered to the public is toward the end of this year. The company has also not provided any real details about how much the vehicle is going to cost but estimates have it that the new Shelby will probably cost about the same as the F-150 Raptor costs. So, expect to pay about 50,000 dollars for the base model.
For this price, you will get to own a car that has nice exteriors. In fact, this is an out-and-out muscle car that looks very tough and different from the earlier model Raptor. Ford plans to reintroduce the Shelby and this will certainly please truck enthusiasts. This is a tough, smart and very capable truck that offers the ultimate in off-road performance. Thanks to its aluminum body, the new Shelby also weighs about five hundred pounds less than the earlier model. The lower weight translates into better execution as well as capacity.