Shelby Unveils The World's Most Powerful Production Musclecar
Shelby therefore decided to refresh their 50th Anniversary beast by using the 2013 GT500 as a base car and increase the power to an unbelievable amount of 1,200 HP! That's almost double than the stock 2013 GT500!
The amazing power comes from the huge 5.8-liter V8 engine "stripped down to the block" and enhanced with a 4.0-liter Supercharger and several other Shelby high-performance parts. In addition, an adjustable suspension with performance cooling package and big brakes have been mounted in order to keep the car that "can outperform exotic costing three-to-four time more" on the pavement.
"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."
Want one? You'll need $154,995, not including the base Shelby GT500. Just 100 will be built and each will be numbered and documented in the official Shelby Registry.
The Shelby 1000 S/C will be showcased at the 2013 New York Auto Show next week, along with another vehicle that "will not be Ford Mustang based".