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2012 Shelby 1000 revealed ahead of official New York debut

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2012 Shelby GT1000

Shelby will introduce its most powerful Shelby yet, the 2012 Shelby 1000, on April 5, 2012, at the New York International Auto Show. Carroll Shelby and his team created the Shelby 1000 by starting with a 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 and kicking its handling, horsepower and braking to the performance edge. The Shelby 1000 will be offered in both a street and a Shelby 1000 S/C “off-road” track version.  The street legal, pump gas version dyno’s out at approximately 950 HP, while the track oriented S/C edition is rated at over 1,100 HP.

“Carroll Shelby is a visionary who has pushed the boundaries of performance his entire life,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American.  “He challenged the Shelby American team to develop the Shelby 1000 and wanted to unveil this amazing new Shelby at the New York Auto Show celebrating 50 years since he unveiled the very first Shelby Cobra that changed the face of high performance. We will have that very car, Cobra #1 (CSX2000)  along with Shelby 1000 on display in our Shelby American booth in New York.”

To build the car that Carroll Shelby envisioned, Shelby American takes Ford’s 5.4 liter V8 down to the block to add new rods, crank and pistons.  The team flows the heads, upgrades the cooling and exhaust, replaces the supercharger, tunes it and then sprinkles it with a little Shelby magic.

To complement the new power, the Shelby 1000 has improved the handling and stopping capabilities with 6 pistons in front and 4 pistons in the rear, while the suspension includes new struts, sway bars and bushings.  The new solid driveshaft is connected to a new 9-inch rear end.  Exterior cues incorporate aerodynamics while maintaining a stealthy appearance.  The hood, rear panel and splitter are functional pieces.

A limited production of Shelby 1000s will be built, each numbered and documented.  The post-title package for the Shelby 1000 starts at $149,995, not including the base GT500.  A completed Shelby 1000 is expected to be approximately $200,000.

Shelby American will accept orders once the Shelby 1000 is unveiled at the New York International Auto Show.  Those interested in reserving a car can contact Shelby American at (702) 942-7325 or visit www.shelbyamerican.com after April 5, 2012.




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5 Comments »

  • Harry says:

    1,100 HORESPOWER SHELBY MUSTANG !!!! Take that GM/Government Motors SCUMARO right in your bloated,ugly quarter panels!!! FORD= First On Race Day and Regular Days !!! DRIVE ONE GM freaks –IF YOU DARE!!!!!!!

  • AZ Shelby says:

    Gosh guys, $159,000.00 plus the cost of a GT 500 seems a little ridiculous. The Supersnake actually looks a lot nicer.

  • Astroscottie says:

    Ok, ok now I’m drooling and wishing I could afford one here in Scotland, I’m afraid the cost of the fuel alone would cripple me as here it would cost almost $12 a gallon as its $1.6 to the pound and we pay £1.50 per liter and there is just over 5 litres to the gallon. But! It will never stop me dreaming, What a car I love it.

  • nick says:

    the new GT1000 is A ugly car . the weels r just like a i don’t understand were they were going. in the this new shelby its same as a 5.0 mustang but little diffent and it and just made for speed with 1,100 hp looks for me i do not like them

  • jhon says:

    ITS kinda the same as a 5.0 but i still love it but the weel’s are ok i still think GT500 is awesomeer car and this GT1000 u can’t evaan floor bored it with out dieting out of gas.

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