Shelby's 50th Anniversary Present Packs a 950 Horsepower Punch
Ever since Carroll Shelby's first Cobra roared onto the scene at the 1962 New York auto show, Shelby has built a countless number of awe-inspiring cars including the Daytona Coupe, 427 Cobra, and the original GT350 and GT500 Mustangs. In celebration of all those fantastic cars, Shelby American has cooked up the most powerful Mustang it's ever built: the 950-horsepower Shelby 1000 and its track-only sibling, the 1100-horsepower Shelby 1000 S/C. And you thought the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 had too much power.
Carroll Shelby and his team dreamed up the Shelby 1000 as a follow-up to the 800-hp Shelby GT500 Super Snake. Under Shelby’s direct oversight, the engineers got to work on the Shelby 1000, executing a street car that packs an impressive 950 supercharged horsepower from a 5.4-liter V-8.
No, that’s not a typo. The Shelby 1000's engine displaces “only” 5.4 liters, because it's based off the 550-hp and 510 lb-ft of torque 2012 Ford Shelby GT500. The recently unveiled 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 packs 650 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque under the hood from a supercharged 5.8-liter V-8.
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Edited by robertlane, 27 March 2012 - 08:16 AM.