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Shelby 1000: Most Powerful Shelby Mustang Ever

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As if the standard 650-hp Shelby GT500 was not enough, Shelby American went ahead and created the Shelby 1000. As the name suggests, this one comes with a colossal 1100-hp engine. Actually, there are two versions. The road-going Shelby 1000 gets 950-hp, and the Shelby 1000 S/C track car gets the full 1100. And it all comes from the same 5.4 liter working class V8!

That said, Shelby has thrown almost all of it away, and installed new rods, crank and pistons. They’ve also flown the heads, upgraded the cooling and exhaust, and replaced the supercharger. Then to contain this fury, they’ve fitted the car with high performance brake system including 6 pistons in front and 4 pistons in the rear.

The suspension is upgraded as well, with 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. It looks vicious as hell.

The car will makes its official debut at the New York Auto Show  in April. There will be a limited production run, with prices starting from at $149,995, NOT including the base GT500. So you are looking at a $200K Mustang here. Bit hard to swallow? Well…

You can always go for the standard GT500 which won’t cost more than $60K. But after this that 650-hp version does not seem very interesting anymore. The 800-hp SuperSnake then would be a better alternative.

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“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.”

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