2013 Shelby 1000 Ford Mustang Expected At New York Auto Show

Posted by on March 25, 2013 - zero

With the big New York Auto show looming near, Shelby American plans to show off powerful pony just as they did last year. The 2013 Shelby 1000 Ford Mustang will generate more power than it did last year with an incredible 1,200-hp, all on pump gasoline believe it or not.

Last year around this time, the ’12 Shelby 1000 model made its debut in the same exact spot with people in awe of Shelby American’s latest creation. Pop the hood of last year’s model and you’ll see a supercharged 5.4-L engine used by the 2012 Shelby GT500s, but more beefed up obviously.

Now the 2013 Shelby GT500 has upgraded to a 5.8-L capable of 662-hp has been transplanted, stripped down to the engine block, and upgraded with some tough parts from top to bottom to produce the crazy amount of 1,200 horsepower… and powered by your regular neighborhood gas station. The Ford Racing 4.0-L supercharger definitely helps, along with various suspension parts, upgraded big brakes for powerful stopping power, unique wheels and high performance tires, the Shelby 1000 hood and graphics.

Since this version is seriously powerful, there may be a less powerful version available as well.

“The 2013 Shelby 1000 is the most powerful production muscle car on the market,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American’s test driver. “But this car cannot be defined by just its amazing power. The steering provides wonderful feedback and the car tracks beautifully, giving it an athletic feel. It attacks corners, ripping through them with minimal body roll and tremendous grip. Yet the Shelby 1000 can be so docile that you can cruise it down the streets of Manhattan.”

This car will cost you a pretty penny, $154,995, and that doesn’t include the actual price of your brand new ’13 Shelby GT500 to start out with at $55,445. These will be limited to 100 units, so for about $210k you can have the whole shebang.

Check out the ridiculously large list of upgrades below.

Shelby 1000 Specs:

S/C Version
Shelby/Ford Racing 4.0L Supercharger with inlet pipe and MAF
Shelby Spec. Assembly Rods, Pistons, Rings, Oil Pump & Bearings
Shelby Blower Grind Camshafts
Shelby Spec. Titanium Retainers
Shelby Stage 3 Ported Heads
Shelby Spec Main Studs
Shelby Spec Head Studs
Shelby Spec High Capacity 8 qt. Oil Pan
Shelby Super Twin Clutch and Flywheel Kit
Shelby Billet Transmission Support
Shelby Performance Fuel Injectors
Shelby Performance 1000 HP Fuel System
Shelby Custom Aluminum Driveshaft
Driveshaft Safety Loop
Shelby Rear Suspension Upgrade
Shelby/Wilwood Brakes (6 piston front, 4 piston rear calipers)
Shelby/RR Belt Tensioner
Shelby Overdrive Pulley
Borla Headers*
Three-inch Catback Exhaust
Shelby Performance Cooling Package
Shelby K-Member with Control Arms
Shelby Billet Aluminum Watts Link
Shelby Water Pump
Shelby Carbon Fiber Coil Overlay Kit
Shelby MGW Short Throw Shifter
Shelby Billet Forged 3 Piece Wheels in Matte Black or Natural Aluminum Finish 20×9 (front) 20×11 (rear)
High Performance Tires
Shelby Custom Rear End with Cooler
Shelby A Pillar Gauge Cluster
Shelby Oil Air Separators
Shelby Caster Camber Plates
Shelby 1000 Custom Fiber Glass Hood
Shelby 200 Amp Alternator
Custom Rear Deck Filler Panel
Shelby 1000 Reflective Side Graphics
Shelby Custom Interior Upgrade
Shelby 1000 Custom Car Cover
Shelby Museum Delivery Included

Source: [TorqueNews]