Shelby American unveiled its all-new Shelby Raptor at the New York Auto Show last month, saying that it would build just 100 examples of its off-road bad boy, a pickup priced at $17,995 over the cost of the donor Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. But the Las Vegas outfit apparently underestimated just how popular the supercharged 575-horsepower 4x4 would actually be.

Strong early demand reportedly has Shelby singing a whole new tune, as the company is now saying it will build upwards of 500 units annually. While the increased production will likely make for at least 400 more happy owners, those who were on the original short list – possibly speculating on future values – might not be grinning as much. Needless to say, the company has assured everyone that each and every one of the modified Raptors will still be listed in the official Shelby registry.

Keep in mind that Ford isn't sitting idle on its trophy-truck-for-the-street, either. The company will reveal its own 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition this month.


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      MotionDesigner
      • 1 Year Ago
      The perfect truck for tailgating douche bags on the highway with masculine insecurity issues.
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        @MotionDesigner
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          MotionDesigner
          • 1 Year Ago
          Nope, I'm fine but thanks for your concern :) Seeing as to how you took offense to my comment, I assume you are one of these douche bags I speak of. Put a bag of sand in the truck so it at least looks like you're making use of the bed.
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          MotionDesigner
          • 1 Year Ago
          I don't belong here? Wow you're tough for an online psychologist. Please keep proving my assessment of you correct. You're doing awesome. :)
          MotionDesigner
          • 1 Year Ago
          Took all that time and effort to write a post about how I don't have that power over you? Irony. So far you've been trying to play online psychologist, online gatekeeper, online psychic... newsflash: you don't know anything, buddy. You're just mad that I can respond back to your wannabe-witty posts and make you look below me no matter how hard you try to sound clever. Now stay true to your word and put a sock in it.
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          MotionDesigner
          • 1 Year Ago
          I thought you were done. So predictable... right down to the tee. How many times did I check my thread? I dunno. Maybe not as many times as you responded to me. Let me ask you... how long did you wait after you saw my last comment to act like you didn't see it until the next morning to post a response? Yea that's what I thought, buddy. You predictably failed at the "bigger man" routine when you responded. Let me show you how it's done correctly. Bye loser :)
      Goldie
      • 1 Year Ago
      Did Shelby fix the weak frame?
        Mr.Krinkle
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Goldie
        Please define weak...troll.
          Goldie
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          So the frame is design to weak. Got it.
          Goldie
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          So Ford lied in their advertisement videos, huh. Those videos look more abusive then the owner videos. I guess it's not as capable as the Ford videos. http://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/trim/raptor/
          Goldie
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          Oh...and I don't smoke. Smoke is bad for ya.
          Goldie
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          http://www.autoblog.com/2011/07/21/svt-boss-goes-on-record-about-ford-raptor-frame-damage-claims-w/ http://www.raptorforumz.com/showthread.php?t=14208
          Mr.Krinkle
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          Key word...advertising. You know that little part that says, "Know your vehicle, the course and required equipment before high-speed off-roading. Professional driver. Closed course." The dumbasses that are bending their frames are going way too fast. Note that in videos where they are jumping at lower speeds, the truck handles as designed. I bet you think if you smoke Newport cigarettes, you're going to be hanging out with models too...
        Mr.Krinkle
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Goldie
        I see you like to make things up and misrepresent what I said in a sad attempt to bolster your argument. There are many videos where drivers are taking them off road and jumping them without issue. These are people that actually know what they're doing or took the time to prerun the course. The owner's manual clearly defines the steps that should be taken for safe off roading. Thanks for clarifying that you're one of those idiots that thinks they can and should do everything they see in a picture. Smart!
          Tirac
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          Lmao love that comment Goldie
          Goldie
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          Thanks for clarifying that you're one of those insecure people who resort to name calling when your argument points get's torn apart by facts.
          Goldie
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          You mean all the facts that I linked to. Anger is a manifestation of a deeper issue, based on insecurity, low self-esteem and loneliness. It's okay...we'll learn to tolerate your insecurity.
          Goldie
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          No...you're angry because you got OWNED and other people are smarter than you are. That's why you keep resorting to naming calling believing that it will compensate for your insecurities. Also, if you're sooo much smarter than me, why could you not come up with your own comeback line instead of copying mine? Oh...I'm not a psychiatrist. I'm an engineer. Any engineer know you don't put a huge ass hole in the middle of your frame unless you intend for that spot to be the sacrificial failure point.
          Mr.Krinkle
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          lol...what facts? You mean the assumptions you made and call facts? I'm not insecure, you're just a dumbass. It's a growing problem in this world and I'm tired of it.
          Mr.Krinkle
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          Apparently 7 don't like your original post, that's my point. Um...how did I admit to anything by saying that YOU'RE going on a rampage? Self-projection much? You really like hammering away at the same adjectives, over, and over, and over. Sounds really smart. Listen, tough guy. I'm sure your the smartest one in your World of Warcraft chat room, but in the real world outside of your mom's basement you don't even qualify to flip burgers at McDonald's. You treat a piece of machinery in a way that pushes it's design beyond it's limits, and it will fail. If you think you can drive any production truck like it's a trophy vehicle, you're a dumbass...plain and simple. Ford never said...."Here's your indestuctable truck, now go hit a 10 foot jump or plow through moguls at 80 mph." Those with common sense don't have issues. You appear to be greatly lacking this common sense. I'm sorry, but it's true. Deal with it.
          Mr.Krinkle
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          You really are a simple-minded, retard. You won't listen to logic, you won't listen to the opinions of professional drivers, you just want to be a wanker. Well, congratulations...you've passed with flying colors. Again...I don't care about the opinions of amateurs and armchair engineers. I'll listen to people that build and drive cars/trucks for a living. I'll pull your lame ass phycho babble and flip it on you. You keep calling me insecure and lonely, because your reflecting your problems on me. Living in the dark in your mom's basement will do that to you. Maybe you should move out and grow up. You haven't handed me anything, because you never had anything to begin with. M'kay, pumpkin?
          Mr.Krinkle
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          Building things out of legos doesn't make you an engineer. But I guess we'll take your word for it? I got OWNED, huh? You provided an example of the minority, and that is unequivocal evidence that there is a problem? Great logic... I have a problem with you because your original post was obviously bait for which you wanted to start an argument. So who's the insecure person here? Do you need to prove you're a tough guy on the internet? You're just a hater. It's natural, really. People want to hate things that are successful.
          Mr.Krinkle
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          You linked to one occurrence. You're choosing isolated incidents to support your argument, which are the minority. The majority don't have this issue. I see your a psychiatrist now. Thank you for the full psychoanalysis over the internet. I don't know what I'd do without you. I'm angry because you're stupid. I thought I made that apparent. It's okay...we'll tolerate your ignorance.
          Mr.Krinkle
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          lol...look at the pot calling the kettle black. I'm pretty sure you're insulting me right now, you dumbass. Want a frame test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRfE_XAk2mE Now STFU. Or the better question is, prove me wrong since all you've supplied is a handful of customers that obviously don't know how to go off-roading. Do you even know what troll bait means? It's when a troll (such as yourself) posts something on a blog as bait to ensue an argument or receive attention (which you did). Your post is nearly identical to every other idiot that bashes the Raptor..."Duh...did they fix the frame?". You might want to know what you're talking about before you go on your little tangents. Reading Popular Mechanics and learning engineering terms doesn't turn you into an engineer. I guess you think you're an expert now because you know how to use a Thesaurus. The fact is, you're a hater. And haters never win.
          Goldie
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          Back for more. Man you really love getting abused and made to look like a fool. Duh...I am insulting you. Took you long enough, but that's understandable since you're stupid troll. But you starting the name calling way before...right after you were b***h slapped and couldn't counter with civil debate. "a handful of customers that obviously don't know how to go off-roading" LMAO. That is the funniest thing I've read all week. You're joking right? Or are you even dumber than I give you credit for? Since you love having your lack of intelligence exposed, why don't you go tell that to the guys at Outlaw Raptor who organized the event? (This I gotta see) I'm pretty sure they know a thing or two about offroading, especially desert running. But who knows, maybe they can learn a thing or two about off-roading from you. No wait...that last sentence was that was the funniest thing I read all week. LMAO. There you go...showing your insecurities again by flipflopping when you're put in your place. First you said your were angry, and then when anger was equated with insecurities, you said that you were "angry in the slightest." Then you admit to being a dumb troll who bit on the troll bait, but now you say that troll bait is not meant for trolls. Does that mean fish bait is not meant to catch fish too? You really are dumber than I thought. Only trolls go after troll bait and then get angry. Oh...I've already won because I caught the dumbest troll ever.
          Mr.Krinkle
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          Moron...I know you're insulting me. So why make the statement that I resort to insults in the first place? You're a hypocrite AND a dumbass...double-threat guy!! You also continue to go on this insult rampage, so who's insecure? I'm back for more? Um...so are you idiot. Do you think before you say anything? Apparently not. I love to see you on this little rampage. Look at all of your downvotes. Another poster even insulted your intelligence (or lack thereof). Your self-proclamation of intelligence really shows what a simple-minded, little twit you are. I can do this all day, Sally. You set yourself up so well, I'm actually having fun at your expense.
          Goldie
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          "I don't care about the opinions of amateurs and armchair engineers" Wow more denial from you. Apparently you do care since you take great pride in the number of up-votes and down-votes from anonymous amateurs and my OP sent you into an angry rage. And what's this deal about "wanker"? Dude, why are you asking me to "wank" you? That just sick Your buddies that gave you their thumbs-up will though.
          Mr.Krinkle
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          I see that now you've completely derailed and don't have a leg to stand on, you're now a spelling nanny. Good tactic! What does people downvoting you because you're an idiot have to do with me taking information from valid sources? Nope, not a fanboi...just someone that's here to teach a dumbass a lesson. Looks like it's working out since you're now making insinuations and putting words in my mouth. Talk about insecurity. You take my statements and somehow turn them into sexual connotation. You mad, bro? The funniest thing is that you haven't refuted any of the info that I've provided. You just keep flaming away. You can't even come up with your own insults, you have to use the ones I used against me somehow. It's really pathetic. I think we know who's right here. My work is done. Have fun in mommy's basement, dbag. Maybe you should go out, find a girl and get laid. Might releave some of the tension. Some advice, get out of the basement and stop lying about being some sort of engineer. It's obvious you're not and it's a pretty sad display to gain some sort of credibility.
          Goldie
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          I don't care about spelling. Just wanted a clarification on what you're trying to say. Since I don't know what word you were trying to spell. "What does people downvoting you because you're an idiot have to do with me taking information from valid sources?" You brought it up so you must like getting upvotes. And you equate the number of upvotes and downvotes with intelligence so that tells me you care what other anonymous people think of you. And You obviously care what other people think of you since you get so riled up when someone reveal you to be insecure. Can't reflute that can ya? Put words in your mouth? So you are denying that those statements I quote were not yours. You know all you have to do is scroll up and see what you previously post right? Yeah...you're to dumb to know that. If you need help with that maybe the guys with their thumbs up your ass can help you. You know, the upvoters. More denial from you...no surprise there. I glad you came to your senses and agreed that I'm right. You're the one that haven't refluted any mine. Such as why there is several aftermarket fix for the weak frame. You keep bring up this fascination with "10 foot jumps" when the frame was bending from hit a bump in the road. The truck didn't even leave the ground. But you refused to acknowledge that and insulting the drivers instead. And you are a fanboi or else you wouldn't be making claims that the guys at Outlaw Raptor have no clue about offroading. (Another statement you can't reflute). What lesson were you teaching? I guess you failed at that. I succeeded since I caught the dumbest troll ever and made him yelled at the computer. Made him care about what other people think of him. Sorry, I'm not an expert at insulting people to make myself feel bigger. Only insecure people do that. Why do you keep having the need to give advice? To faceless people on the internet no less? Must be some sort of obsession to feel needed or something. Sorry. I don't take advice from fools, fanbois, or stupid trolls. I don't need any crediblity. It's the internet.
          Goldie
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          Amateurs? Armchair engineers? Apparently you have no clue about the guys at Outlaw Raptor / Outlaw Offroad. And you're supposed to be a raptor fanboi. Wait...it does makes sense. Your a fanboi and not an enthusiast. This makes it obvious that you don't know s**t about the raptor or professional offroading. What's "phycho"? and what's "M'kay, pumpkin"? Are those terms used in World of Warcraft? You are insecure. You display all the signs of it: anger, flip-flopping, denial.
          Goldie
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Mr.Krinkle
          Earlier you admitted that you were angry, but now you claim that you weren't angry? So you're a flipflopper too in addition to be insecure. Sad. That must be why you like the raptor, you think it can overcompensate for your insecurities.
      ERNSTEVERYTHING
      • 1 Year Ago
      while the rest of the world is economising.. . Stupid just gets more stupid..
        bullitt2605
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        @ERNSTEVERYTHING
        Don\'t feel bad ERNS you can always go back to school.
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      jlauth
      • 1 Year Ago
      These trucks are just running bolt on parts. Method wheels, truck on middle or top perch, whipple supercharger, exhaust, intake, and tune. Thats like 8K in mods and these guys want to pay 18K for them. I should start doing this in my garage and slaping a bunch of sticker with my name on the truck. Anyone buying one of these needs to contact Outlaw Raptor, RPG, or SDHQ, and they can get the same stuff without all the stickers.
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          jlauth
          • 1 Year Ago
          You\'d trust a place that builds street cars not a place that builds Baja prerunners and works specifically in high speed off roading? Your the typical honda owner not a Raptor owner I guess! Do yourself a favor and google search them!!! http://www.outlawraptor.com/about-us.html
          jlauth
          • 1 Year Ago
          http://www.rpgoffroad.com/....yeah these guys have no clue compared to Shelby when it comes to Raptors eh????
      audisp0rta4
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wonder if I can get a discount for opting out of the RC car decal set?
      k_m94
      • 1 Year Ago
      For $18k, it would be cheaper to buy a 662hp GT500 engine to put under the hood.
      Riley C.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow... 500 units requested in one week.
        bullitt2605
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Riley C.
        It\'s a nice truck and all but it still surprise\'s me how many I see around the Denver area.
          bullitt2605
          • 1 Year Ago
          @bullitt2605
          Not to mention Gas.
          Riley C.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @bullitt2605
          I see a lot around Sandusky here in Ohio, and not a lot of people have $50,000 to shell out for a vehicle.
          bullitt2605
          • 1 Year Ago
          @bullitt2605
          Regular Raptors that is.
      michigan
      • 1 Year Ago
      How can anyone look at that vehicle and not laugh?
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      Brett
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bad to the bone. Ill take one. I have been seeing many Raptors around the town in Dallas. Im not interested in 575 hp. F-150 is my speed but these mothers look cool.
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