Shelby to bring two Mustangs at NY Auto Show
At this year’s edition of the New York Auto Show, Shelby will be brining two versions of the Ford Mustang, one more impressive than the other. The first one is powered by a V8 5.8-liter supercharged engine purpose-built for this model, an engine that is capable of delivering 650 hp which will be enough for a top speed of 200 mph. This model will be backed by a Ford factory warranty.
However, in the last couple of years the 89-year-old Carroll Shelby has been talking about a “1,000 hp Mustang” and it seems that his dream has become a reality. The development for such a car has been finalized and the testing period has been completed. The end result is the Shelby 1000 which will be available in two flavors.
The first one is considered as being the “street” version which will be able to develop 950 hp and will be legal in all 50 states. This isn’t an upgraded version of the 750 hp unit that the G500 SuperSnake has. What Shelby has done is take the factory 5.4-liter power unit and stripped it to the block and they started working on new rods, pistons and a new crank. The heads of this modified engine feature a new flow job, while on top of that is a brand new supercharger.
The other version is known as the 1000 S/C and it has been designed mostly as a track car. In this model, the V8 5.4-liter engine is capable of pumping out no less than 1,100 hp. As you would expect, the design of the Mustang will suffer some changes as the front fascia will get a makeover, while the cars will ride on 20-inch alloys which won’t be available on any other models. Also new will be the braking system which will be able to handle all that horsepower. Also updated will be the interior cabin, suspension system, exhaust and fuel systems. On the driver side A-pillar there will be ancillary gauges.
The regular Shelby 1000 will cost from $149,995 while the more powerful S/C track version is going to have a starting price of $154,995, not taking into consideration the standard GT500, while with the car it is going to cost you about $200,000.
Source: Shelby via Inside Line