Shelby American has introduced the new Shelby Baja Raptor, which is based on the latest Ford F-150 Raptor pick-up truck. This being a company that has a history of making fast Fords go even faster, there’s a few performance enhancements on the new model compared to a regular one.

For starters, the 3.5 litre twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 has been tuned to deliver 525 hp and 827 Nm of torque, which is 75 hp and 135 Nm more than the stock motor. The power hike is courtesy of a custom cold-air intake with a high-flow air filter, together with a performance aluminium intercooler. Other components like the 10-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive system with locking centre differential are carried over.

Elsewhere, the pick-up truck uses adjustable Fox Racing Stage 2 suspension that can be adapted for on- or off-road terrain with a tool-free adjustment. This setup is paired with 18-inch alloy wheels and a set of BFGoodrich KM2 tyres, the latter being able to take you to most places.

Exterior revisions include a functional ram air bonnet, unique bumpers and skid plates, a rack to hold full-size spare tyres, automatic running boards and LED light bars. The interior features embroidered leather seats, plenty of Shelby badging and a numbered serial plate.

The last one points to the exclusivity of the pick-up, whereby just 500 units will be made available. The cost? An estimated US$117,460 (RM491,922), but if you have a 2017 model year Raptor, you can send it to Shelby via a dealer and pay the conversion price of just US$49,295 (RM206,447).