Video: Meet The Brand New 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 1000
Yep, you read that right. Shelby decided to step it up another notch. Just when you thought that the new GT 500 was the top-of-the-line production performance vehicle with a ground-stomping 650-horses, a whole new level has been unleashed.
Carroll Shelby was able to drive the new GT-500 at the SEMA show in Las Vegas back in November. The guys expected him to have his socks knocked off but when he stepped out, he asked them when a faster Mustang will be in production, a 1000-HP one. Shelby had a lot to do with this new ‘Stang to grace the Shelby name.
And that’s not all. A non-street-legal model will be released of this very car, the Shelby GT 1000 S/C that will put down a crazy 1,100-HP! Both Shelby 1000 models will feature the Ford 5.4-liter V8 complete with a supercharger. The street version will feature a Kenne Bell supercharger while the track Shelby 1000 will have a Whipple blower.
That’s a lot of power. Shelby-American said they stripped the Ford engine to nothing and redid the cooling system and the cylinder heads. To back it up, Shelby said they added a 9-inch rear end, a stronger driveshaft. The beefed up the suspension and added larger brakes. Also, a new crankshaft was added with connecting rods and pistons. The hood also has a completely functional air inlet.
There will be a limited number of these new Shelby Mustangs and they come at a hefty price. The street model will have a sticker price of $149,995 just for the package. That’s not the cost of the actual Mustang Shelby GT500 that you have to buy. The Shelby GT 1000 S/C package is said to cost about $200,000.
Dig the car, but ditch the sticker!