As if the Ford Raptor wasn’t mean enough, Shelby gave it some more attitude

The Ford F-150 Raptor is already one of the most capable off-road trucks around, boasting an uncanny ability to cover rough terrain at high speeds. But Shelby American has a history of taking Ford products and dialing up the power, so it couldn’t leave the Raptor alone.

The Shelby Raptor Baja is even more aggressive than the stock Raptor in both power and looks. Shelby tuned the 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 to produce 525 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque, up 75 hp and 100 lb-ft from the stock version. Changes include a new cold-air intake, high-flow air filter, aluminum intercooler, and an ECU software tune.

The stock Raptor already comes standard with a fairly robust set of Fox Racing shock absorbers, but Shelby ditched them in favor of even more hardcore Fox items. The new 3.0-inch coilover shocks are manually adjustable; Shelby says this doesn’t require any special tools. The shocks improve both on-road ride comfort and off-road ability, the company says. The Shelby Raptor’s tires are the same 35-inch size as the stock Raptor’s but feature a more aggressive tread pattern.

Exterior styling is another area where the Raptor didn’t seem to need any improvements, but that didn’t stop Shelby. The Raptor Baja sports custom front and rear bumpers, a rack in the bed that can hold two spare tires, Shelby-specific wheels, and a functional hood scoop. The truck is also festooned with LED lighting, and features Shelby lettering and racing stripes.

Shelby didn’t go as crazy on the interior. Changes are limited to new leather upholstery for the seats, some carbon fiber trim, and some new floor mats. Plaques mounted on the engine and dashboard announce the truck’s specialness.

The Shelby Raptor Baja starts at $117,460, including the donor Raptor. Note that the cost of said Raptor can vary based on options and dealer pricing. Unlike many tuner specials, the Raptor Baja can be ordered directly from participating Ford dealers in the United States and Canada. Raptor owners can also have their trucks converted for $49,295, on top of whatever they paid for the vehicles. If off-roading isn’t your thing, Shelby also makes an F-150 Super Snake muscle truck.

Emerging Tech

Yamaha’s new app lets you tune your motorcycle with a smartphone

It used to be that if you wanted to tune your motorcycle’s engine and tweak its performance, you needed specialized tools and even more specialized knowledge. Yamaha’s new Power Tuner app changes that.
Cars

This Chevy Silverado pickup truck is made from more than 300,000 Lego bricks

To promote The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, Lego and Chevrolet teamed up on a life-size replica of the automaker's Silverado pickup truck made from more than 300,000 plastic bricks.
Cars

Ford’s Mustang-inspired electric crossover will spawn a Lincoln luxury version

Lincoln will get its own version of parent Ford's first mass-market, long-range electric vehicle. While Ford's version will have styling inspired by the Mustang, Lincoln will take a more traditional approach.
Cars

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is ready to strike with over 700 hp

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 revives one of the greatest names in American muscle cars, and gives Ford some ammunition in the horsepower war with Chevy and Dodge. Debuting at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the GT500 boasts over 700 hp.
News

Ford has a plan to future-proof the hot-selling F-150 pickup truck

Worried about the threat of rising gas prices, Ford will add the F-150 to its growing portfolio of electrified vehicles. It is currently developing a hybrid F-150, and it will release an electric version of the next-generation truck.
Home Theater

Spotify adds simplified Car View mode for Android users

What was once just a test is now a reality: Spotify is rolling out a new, simplified in-car user interface for all Android users called Car View, which automatically engages when the app detects a car Bluetooth connection.
Cars

Driving Daimler’s 40-ton eCascadia big rig isn’t just fun, it’s electrifying

Daimler Trucks brought its all-electric eCascadia semi-truck to the 2019 CES, and invited us to take the wheel. What does it feel like to drive one? Simply electrifying, of course.
Cars

Boutique carmaker Karma Automotive, legendary design firm Pininfarina team up

Karma Automotive is partnering with legendary Italian design firm Pininfarina on future luxury cars. The first product of that partnership will appear later this year, Karma said, without offering other details.
Cars

Sibling rivalry: 2019 BMW Z4 takes on the 2020 Toyota Supra

BMW and Toyota forged an unlikely partnership when they set out to build a sports car platform together. Here, we examine the similarities and differences between the 2019 Z4 and the 2020 Supra.
Cars

Tesla cuts workforce by 7 percent, ends referral program to trim costs

Tesla has announced plans to trim its workforce by seven percent, and it will end the referral program that rewards customers who help it sell cars. These measures are ways to cut costs and boost profits.
Cars

Worried about commuting in winter weather? Nissan has the answer

The Nissan Altima midsize sedan is now available with all-wheel drive. To advertise that fact, Nissan's Canadian division slapped some tank-like tracks on an Altima to create a one-off show car.
Emerging Tech

Too buzzed to drive? Don’t worry — this autonomous car-bar will drive to you

It might just be the best or worst idea that we've ever heard: A self-driving robot bartender you can summon with an app, which promises to mix you the perfect drink wherever you happen to be.
Cars

Lyft and Aptiv’s self-driving car program has come a long way (but not far enough)

Many companies talk about self-driving cars, but Lyft and Aptiv are already using a fleet of them to transport paying customers in Las Vegas. Hop in for a close look at the tech of autonomous cars, and the challenges they face.
Cars

Michigan OKs digital license plates with Rplate’s connected car platform

The state of Michigan approved the use of digital license plates on motor vehicles registered in the state. Reviver Auto, the manufacturer of the Rplate connected car platform, worked with Michigan's Department of State to pass the bill.