Enthusiasts Shelby launches 1000 horsepower Mustang upgrade
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A brand new teaser from the Blue Oval says the super Shelby will return in 2019. It seems Ford is pulling out all the stops for its Mustang fans ahead of the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Hot on the heels of a new Mustang Bullitt now comes an official teaser for the new Shelby GT500 Mustang, shown both on Ford’s Facebook page and YouTube account. Research 2018 ford mustang See Full Specs See Pricing The video appears to be computer rendered, showing a current-generation Mustang with serious hood louvers, and honking big spoiler, and a promise of over 700 horsepower.
Shelby has launched a new 1000 horsepower variant of the Ford Mustang GT, which will be restricted exclusively for track use to sidestep American emission compliance regulations.
The Shelby 1000, which sports a juiced-up supercharged 5.2-litre V8, was unveiled last week at Shelby's Las Vegas plant. However, the new performance package, which is available on any V8 Mustang built since the 2015 model year, will not be road legal.
The historic tuner’s president Gary Patterson said that the shift away from road legality for its new top of the line Mustang was designed to create a car more suited for circuit racing than its predecessors.
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'The 2012 through 2014 model year Shelby 1000 was based on the 5.8-litre Ford Shelby GT500, and while we significantly altered the suspension, it was best suited for the drag strip,' said Patterson.
'The new Shelby 1000 is an entirely different car designed to be the ultimate road course warrior.'
The new package is priced at $169,995.00 excluding the base Mustang GT required to fit the included components. The performance package will have a limited run of 50 cars per model year, requiring a full rebuild to facilitate all the upgrades required to handle the 1000 horsepower unit.
The front and rear track have been widened, a fully adjustable suspension system has been added, and a large Brembo brakes package are part of the major changes to the stock Mustang, plus a renewed front fascia, rear diffuser, exhaust system and bodywork.
Watch a Shelby Raptor tear up sand dunes
<p>More power and suspension upgrades, but it comes with a stiff price tag.</p>In the video below, a driver hops in a dark gray Shelby Baja Raptor and takes to some desert sand dunes. Jumps, rooster tails, and big drifts ensue. And it all happens with one of the flashiest custom Raptors around.
'Since Ford dropped the solid axle rear end, we had to take an entirely new approach,' said Shelby’s head of development Vince LaViolette.
'Not only did we build strength into the car with components like heavy-duty halfshafts and CV joints, we revised the entire suspension by using tubular adjustable upper and lower control arms, as well as fully adjustable coilovers.
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The Carroll Shelby Foundation is to offer a Shelby GT prototype at the Barrett-Jackson sale to raise money for children suffering with life-threatening illnesses.In total only 2,214 GTs were built with 583 convertibles variants made. It came with a 4.6-liter V8 fitted with Ford Racing’s Power Upgrade Package. That boosted power to 315 horsepower (235 kilowatts) with torque increasing to 330 pound-feet (447 Newton-meters).
'We then added 10 and 12 inch forged wheels with sticky 20 inch rubber to maximize traction with this high level of power.'
Patterson said the car harked back to Shelby’s golden era, having drawn inspiration from its legendary Cobra.
'From the first Cobra in 1962 to this latest Shelby super car, Shelby American continues to push the performance envelope,' he said.
'Second place is first loser, and we intend to stay out front.'
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