Shelby 1000 Bringing 1,100 HP to New York Auto Show [Photo Gallery]
The starting point was an already crazy machine, the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500, but this was pushed to deliver no less than 963 hp. Wait, there’s more: the aforementioned output is for the street-legal versions and there’s also a track-bound one that places 1,115 hp under the driver’s right foot.
The 5.4-liter V8 engine only kept its block, with the pistons, crank and connecting rods being changes. The heads were gas flown, a new supercharger was installed and the cooling and exhaust were also tuned, with a new ECU map handling everything.
To be able to handle all that power, the vehicle also received suspension upgrades (new struts, sway bars and bushings), with a new solid driveshaft and a 9-inch-rearend being installed and the braking system receiving beefier components.
The Shelby 1000 can be recognized by its new aero package, which includes a new hood, front splitters and rear diffuser.
Shelby will only allow a limited number of mortals to enjoy its creation, with the street-legal version starting at $149,995 and the track one, which is called S/C, starting at $154,995, We have to explain that the prices don not include the base vehicle, which means that the car actually costs around $200,000.
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