Published on 29 Mar 2012 by Adriano
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is currently the most powerful and performing version of the popular American coupe available on the market. However, the 650 hp and 813 Nm of torque developed by its supercharged 5.4-litre V8 might not be enough for those customers looking for an even more excessive power, so Shelby decided to launch two new versions, the 1000 and the 1000 S/C, which will be officially unveiled at the imminent New York International Auto Show (April 6-15).
As you may have already figured out by its name, the output of this new range will reach the staggering 1000 hp figure, thanks to a heavily modified variant of the 5.4-litre supercharged V8 of the Mustang Shelby GT500 m.y. 2012, which uses new pistons, new rods, a new crank shaft as well as upgraded cooling and exhaust systems and also a revamped turbocharger. As a result, the Mustang Shelby 1000 will come with an output of 950 hp, whereas the 1000S/C variant (designed for track use only) will produce 1100 hp.
In order to handle all that power, suspension and braking had to be upgraded too. The pair will be produced in a limited number of units, with a price of 149.995 $ that would cover the tuning package alone. If you need the car as well, that would be another 50.000 bucks for you. The car is bound to become a valid alternative to some more celebrated and pricy supercars that are nowhere near that kind of power.