Shelby GTS Production Begins Ahead Of Schedule
Shelby American announced today the start of production of the Shelby GTS package cars. More than a continuation of the 2007 / 2008 Shelby GT series, the GTS package is much more customizable and can be a very budget friendly way to join the Shelby family.
While the Shelby GT was limited in color choices and production numbers, the GTS is a post title package that can be added to any 2011/2012 Mustang, including the 3.7L V6 model. But don’t call it a Terlingua. The price of entry to the Shelby family can be as little as $32,994 (including the Nevada tire tax, whatever that is) and can reach up into the stratosphere to as high as $84,054 if all the boxes are ticked. What will Corvette Z06 money get you in a Shelby?
How about a supercharged 5.0L V8 Convertible good for 624 horsepower ($13,445) in any color you want, including Kona Blue, Grabber Blue, Yellow Blaze, Red Candy, Lava Red, or any of the standard red, black, silver or white. Stripes can be had in black or white and for that money, the car will be equipped with a big brakes package ($6,990), watts link ($1,995), upgraded interior with premium sound ($4,690), Barton short throw shifter ($575) as well as the appearance items such as deep draw hood, scoops and wings and wheels.
If those prices sound steep to you, don’t worry, you can order individual items a la cart and build your Shelby as you like it. Just like ordering at Burger King, without the creepy mascot.
If you are interested in building your own Shelby GTS, head on over to their website where you can virtually tick all the boxes your wallet is brave enough to and build your own Shelby. The 2012 production of Super Snakes, GT350s and GTS package cars are now under way and on the racks.