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Shelby 1000 Bringing 1,100 HP to New York Auto Show

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When you place the names “Shelby” and ‘Mustang” together you know you’re going to be in for quite a ride, but not even knowing the company’s history can prepare you for its latest development. Shelby American recently announced its most powerful ‘Stang ever, with the vehicle set to debut at next week’s New York Auto Show.

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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