I don't think Phil needs to explain...........EL SHELBY is 100% correct. "Shelby has, and is, designing and developing their own parts.
Up until *just* recently, that statement would have been more false than true (the, "Shelby HAS" part of your statement).
Just off the top of my head, the only parts I can think of that "Shelby made (or "developed")" prior to recent offerings were the "Super Snake" dash gauge pods, hoods and quarter window scoops. Possibly the SS front splitter but even that may be a more recent exclusive part.
They just recently developed (if you want to call copying the Ford SVT Boss 302 trans cooling scoop 'developing') the transmission cooling scoop, rear shock tower brace and the yet to be released oil separator (also a copy of other products). I may have missed one or two items but in short, VERY little was "made by" Shelby (and yes, I know THEY don't actually mfgr. those parts but they are exclusive to SA).
There are a couple of other more recent parts I'm sure I'm missing but basically, they have been re-badging aftermarket parts and calling them Shelby items. They *did* work closely with Scott Drake but they were still rebadged Drake parts they sold and you could get the same parts from Drake sans Shelby badging.
Recent events actually point to the fact that Shelby didn't design the Super Snake and KR Alcoa wheels! (see the patent pdf file showing Alcoa owns the patent to the design AND mfg. process).
2010 GT500 Coupe
Kona Blue w/White OTT Stripes and Red Accent Stripes
Electronics Package, HID's & Car Cover
CURRENT MODS: FRPP: Whipple 2.9L Polished Superchager w/Crusher Inlet & Cobra Jet Dual 65mm Throttle Body - Ceramic Coated Shorty Headers - Ford GT Blue Cam Covers - Polished Billet COP & Oil Filler Cap Covers - FR3 Handling Pack w/Tokico Struts/Shocks & Eibach Swaybars - Jounce Bumpers - 8.8" Low Profile Axle Girdle - 3" Front Brake Cooling Ducts - Vacuum/Boost Gauge~ MGW: Short Throw Shifter - White w/Blue Stripes Shifter Knob - Radiator and Intercooler Degas Bottle Caps - Seat Recliner Lever Covers - Parking Brake Handle Cover - Coat Hanger Hooks~ PST: 1-piece Carbon Fiber Driveshaft~ Revan Racing: C&R Radiator and Intercooler~ ROUSH: 3x Intercooler Degas Bottle - Side Splitters - Extreme Off-road Exhaust - Adjustable Trailing Arms (LCA) - Adjustable 3rd Link (UCA) - Adjustable 3rd Link Bracket - AC Vent Pod Vac/Boost Gauge Mount~ SHELBY: SC Aux. Idler Pulley - Oil Dipstick Handle, MC, PS & WS Washer Reservoir Caps - 8-qt. Oil Pan - Tubular K-Member Subframe - Tubular A-arms - CS S1000 Billet Aluminum Transmission Crossmember - Seat Harness Bar - 6S Extreme Rear Brakes - 6S Extreme Front Brakes - GT500KR Front Brake Cooling Duct Bezels - Anti Bump-stear Tie-rod Ends - Race Style Swaybar Links - Adjustable Caster/Camber Plates - Adjustable Panhard Bar - Panhard Bar/Body Brace - GT500KR Rear Axle Reservoir - Lower Control Arm Relocation Brackets -18" GT500KR Alcoa Dura-Bright Wheels & Goodyear GT500KR Winged Boot F1 Supercar Tires~ Raptor Shift Light
PURCHASED AND AWAITING INSTALLATION: Shelby/Metco Fuel Rails - Shelby Alcoa Forged 20" Dura-Bright Super Snake Style Wheels - Shelby Billet Aluminum Fuel Door - NMB2 2-Stage WOT Box - Granatelli Motors Tire Fryer Line-lock - ZEX N2O kit - Ford Racing Lighted Sill Plates w/Ford Racing logo.
Soon to be "For Sale": Eradispeed Rear Brake Rotors & Caliper Relocation Brackets