Rugged pickups are a hot commodity and Shelby American is responding by introducing their 2021 F-250 Super Baja.
According to Shelby American President Gary Patterson, “The astounding capabilities of the Ford Shelby F-150 … led to requests for a three-quarter ton truck that delivered maximum towing capacity and serious off-road capabilities.”
The company has delivered as the F-250 Super Baja features a 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel engine that produces 475 hp (354 kW / 482 PS) and 1,050 lb-ft (1,424 Nm) of torque. It’s connected to a ten-speed automatic transmission and a standard four-wheel drive system.
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Shelby says the truck has best-in-class towing, but they declined to elaborate. However, the Ford F-Series Super Duty has a maximum conventional towing capacity of 24,200 lbs (10,977 kg) and a maximum fifth-wheel towing capacity of 32,500 lbs (14,742 kg).
On the styling front, the truck has been equipped with a ventilated ram air hood, heavy duty bumpers and a chase rack that can hold two spare tires. The model also sports LED auxiliary lights, power retractable side steps and additional body color accents. Rounding out the highlights are a spray-in bed liner and 18-inch wheels wrapped in 37-inch BFG KM3 tires.
That’s just scratching the surface as the model has a Fox suspension which gives the truck a “higher ride height, more travel and improved off-road handling.” It features adjustable upper control arms, custom front radius arms and a Fox 2.0 dual steering stabilizer. There are also front coilovers with Fox 2.5 adjustable reservoirs and 2.5 Fox Factory Race adjustable rear shocks with piggyback reservoirs.
Last but not least, there’s a sportier interior with Shelby branded leather seats and faux carbon fiber trim. Customers will also find billet pedals, special gauges, embroidered floor mats and a serialized dash plaque.
Production will be limited to 250 units for the 2021 model year and pricing starts at $125,805 including the base F-250 Lariat 4×4.