Shelby American Boosts Ford Mustang to 1,100 hp for 50th-Anniversary Car
By Dale Jewett
Carroll Shelby's car-tuning firm is taking the Shelby 1000 to the New York auto show in April. Based on the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the street version of the Shelby 1000 will crank out 950 hp. By comparison, the production 2013 Mustang Shelby GT500 is rated at 650 hp.
Want more? Shelby American says a non-street-legal version of the car, the Shelby 1000 S/C, will make more than 1,100 hp.
Both versions of the Shelby 1000 run a supercharged Ford 5.4-liter V8. The street version uses a Kenne Bell unit, while the track car is fitted with a Whipple blower.
Shelby American says it stripped the Ford engine to the bare block and beefed it up, then added a new crankshaft, connecting rods and pistons. It reworked the engine's cooling system and cylinder heads.
To handle all of that power, Shelby American adds a nine-inch rear end, a stronger driveshaft, larger brakes and beefier suspension pieces. The car also gets some aero pieces, including a hood with a functional air inlet.
Shelby American says it will build a limited number of the cars-and they won't be cheap. The street version will have a sticker price of $149,995 plus the cost of a Mustang GT500. The Shelby 1000 S/C package is expected to cost about $200,000, in addition to the cost of the car.
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I wonder if they meant 5.8 (not a 5.4).
I doubt it, they haven't made the 5.8 since the mid 90's. That was the old 351, a 2valve, OHV motor. The 5.4 (4valve, DOHC) was the one they used in the Lightning, then the Ford GT, it has a (relatively)long history of being S/C'd.
And man, this car sounds like a monster! I can't wait to see some track times on this beast! I wouldn't be surprised to see sub-10 second 1/4's with this thing, assuming it can hook up.
Rememeber folks that Barrett Jackson seems to fetch more for a Shelby than any Vette
What a great time to be alive. Yea the economy sucks and we blue collar workers will never own these automotive masterpieces. But remember **** runs down hill. Because of cars like these forcing the horsepower wars, We middle class grunts get V6 motors now pumping out more horsepower then most V8 small blocks used in the 60 and 70's and double the gas mileage.
Nothing wrong with a mid 14 second V6 Mustang
That gets 30mpg
Life is Good ~~~~~~~~~
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