Super Shelby Mustang blasts its way into New York
Tuned, supercharged V8 cranks outs 1,200 horsepower
Shelby American celebrated its 50th anniversary last year at the New York Auto Show with a 1,100-hp Ford Mustang only legal on the track. Fifty-one years isn't as big a milestone, but the race car is even better: Now it's a 1,200-hp monster.
Named the 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C, it will start at $154,995, not including the cost of a base Shelby Mustang GT500. It will debut next week at the New York auto show.
The big change this year is that Shelby based its creation on the 2013 Mustang GT500, which runs a supercharged 5.8-liter V8. Last year, it used the previous-gen GT500, which ran a 5.4-liter engine.
The 2013 GT500 makes 650 hp in basic trim and was one of the last cars Carroll Shelby had a hand in making.
The monstrous eight-cylinder is stripped down and engineers fortify the internal components. The chassis, brakes and cooling elements are also fortified.
Shelby will make 100 copies of its super Mustang.
Theoretically, enthusiasts can order a 1,000-plus-hp road-legal model, though the company says it expects all of the demand to be for track cars. Last year, Shelby revealed a 950-hp Shelby 1000 that was road legal, though all of the orders were for track cars.