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SHELBY AMERICAN UNVEILS 1,000 HP MUSCLE CAR AT THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

Most Powerful Shelby Ever… 50 Years After NYIAS Launch

 

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Team Shelby – On the eve of its return to the New York International Auto Show, 50 years after the company made its debut, Shelby American, Inc., a division of Carroll Shelby International (CSBI.PK), unveiled the world’s most powerful series of muscle cars. Named the Shelby 1000, the 50-state, street-legal car is the high performance dream of founder Carroll Shelby. The Shelby American team enhanced the power, braking and handling of the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 to create a hyper-performance muscle car available in both street and competition versions.

 

“We launched Shelby American with the Cobra at the 1962 New York Auto Show,” said Carroll Shelby. “The 289 Cobra was considered pretty radical at the time. For our return 50 years later, I wanted something just as incredible that will show how far we’ve come and where we’re headed for the next 50 years.”

 

The Shelby 1000 was born in Carroll Shelby’s imagination in 2011. Having just achieved 800 horsepower with the famed Shelby GT500 Super Snake, he and his band of modern day hot rodders at Shelby American believed that they could enhance Ford’s well-engineered car even more.

 

“Carroll modeled the Shelby 1000 on the same philosophy as he did in the ‘60s, using a balance of horsepower and handling,” added John Luft, president of Shelby American. “Carroll was actively involved in every aspect of the Shelby 1000’s development, from the design to the testing and ultimately his final approval. Once again, Shelby American is making history and rewriting the rules for performance.”

 

The Shelby1000 will be offered in both street and Shelby 1000 S/C “off-road” track versions. The street legal, pump gas version dyno’s out at approximately 950 HP, while the track oriented “S/C” version is rated at over 1,100 HP.

 

“We didn’t simply turn up the boost to get this level of horsepower,” explained Gil Navarrez, Shelby American’s Speed Shop director. “We took the serious hot rod approach by taking Ford’s 5.4 liter engine down to the block, and beefed up the internals by machining it for new rods, crank and pistons. We also flowed the heads, revamped the cooling and improved the exhaust. With a choice of a Kenne- Bell 3.6 liter or the new Whipple 4.0 liter supercharger and tune, it will crank out serious power all day long.”

 

Shelby’s enhancements didn’t stop at the engine. The Shelby American team worked closely with engineering partners like Ford Racing, Borla, Tremec and Kenne Bell to create the ultimate, handcrafted muscle car.

 

“This car is the total package,” noted Gary Patterson, vice president of operations. “It was conceived as the ultimate Shelby and honed during substantial testing. It’s the most powerful Shelby based on a Ford Mustang that has ever been built at Shelby American.”

 

The rear end was replaced with a high performance 9-inch unit; the brakes include 6 pistons in front and 4 pistons out back. The driveshaft is a stronger unit while the suspension includes new struts, sway bars and bushings. The hood, rear panel and splitter are functional pieces for performance.

 

“We did focus groups with Shelby customers, and even showed them our initial styling designs,” explained Vice President of Production Gary Davis. “They overwhelmingly asked for this stealth exterior approach. Something cast in the mold of the most serious muscle cars of the ‘60s. Everything was engineered and designed with a ‘form follows function’ philosophy.”

 

The result is a Shelby with subtle, yet substantial changes. From the interior touches to the hood, wheels and aerodynamic styling, the car is stripped to its bare essence. In keeping with its 50th anniversary theme, a limited production of 100 Shelby 1000s will be built. Each will be numbered and documented for the Shelby registry.

 

The post-title package for the Shelby1000 starts at $149,995 and the track S/C version starts at $154,995, not including the base GT500. A completed Shelby 1000 is expected to be approximately $200,000.

 

Shelby American is now accepting orders for the limited edition Shelby 1000. Those interested in reserving a car should contact the Shelby American Sales team at (702) 942-7325 or visit Shelby American.com.

 

About Shelby American, Inc.

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. The company offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang. For more information, visit Shelby American.com.

 

Shelby 1000 Specifications

950 Horsepower Street Edition

 

Balanced Carillo rotating assembly, rods, pistons, rings and oil pump

Comp Cams Shelby supercharger grind camshaft

Comp Valve springs and titanium retainers

Stage 3 ported heads with extreme duty valves

3.6L Kenne Bell SC with inlet pipe

Kenne Bell twin blade 75 MM throttle body

10% overdrive pulley

Balanced assembly

ARP main and head studs

High capacity 8qt. oil pan

Shelby Performance 1000 HP fuel system

80 LB EV 14 injectors

55 GPM water pump with fittings

Oil/air separator

C&R heat exchanger

Custom radiator and coolant tanks

Spec Super Twin Clutch and flywheel kit

Custom aluminum driveshaft

Shelby aluminum transmission mount

Driveshaft safety loop

Shelby 3" exhaust

Custom 9-inch rear end conversion

Shelby 4 piston brakes in rear and 6 piston in front

Rear anti-hop suspension upgrade

Shelby Eibach Adjustable R2 suspension

Adjustable Caster camber plates

Shelby K-Member with control arms

Shelby Billet Watts link

Carbon Fiber Overlay kit

20”x11” three-piece forged billet aluminum wheels (rear)

20”x9” three-piece forged billet aluminum wheels (front)

High performance front and rear tires

Shelby A pillar gauge pod

Short throw shifter

200 Amp Alternator

Custom branded seats

Custom hood

Custom rear deck filler panel with reflective graphic

Shelby 1000 reflective side graphics

Unique Shelby serial numbered engine and dash badge

 

Shelby 1000 Specifications

1,100 Horsepower “S/C” Model Competition Edition

 

Balanced Carillo rotating assembly, rods, pistons, rings and oil pump

Comp Cams Shelby supercharger grind camshaft

Stage 3 ported heads with extreme duty valves

Comp Cams Valve springs and titanium retainers

ARP main and head studs

Fully balanced rotating assembly

High flow injectors

Shelby Performance 1,100 HP fuel system

10% overdrive pulley

4.0 L Whipple supercharger with inlet pipe

L&M throttle body twin 73MM

High capacity 8 qt. oil pan

Spec Super Twin Clutch and flywheel kit

Shelby branded heat exchanger, radiator and coolant tanks

55 GPM water pump

Dual Spal heat exchanger fans

Oil air separator

American Racing 2" headers with 3 1/2" collectors

Borla 3" exhaust system

Custom aluminum driveshaft

Driveshaft safety loop

Shelby aluminum transmission mount

Custom 9" rear end conversion

Rear anti-hop suspension upgrade

Shelby Eibach suspension

Shelby K-Member with control arms

Adjustable Caster camber plates

Billet Watts link

Shelby 6 piston front and 4 piston brakes in rear

Carbon fiber engine and exterior overlay kit

Shelby gauge pod A pillar

Short throw shifter

20”x11” three-piece forged billet aluminum wheels (rear)

20”x9” three-piece forged billet aluminum wheels (front)

Michelin Super Sport tires

200 AMP alternator

Custom branded seats

Custom hood

Custom rear deck filler panel with reflective graphic

Shelby 1000 reflective side graphics

Shelby unique serial numbered engine and dash badges

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Couple of questions here if anyone can answer, first it shows on the build list that the street version is using a KB dual 75mm throttle body, but the 1100 hp version is a L&M twin 73 mm throttle body.

Is the L&M flowing more air than the KB?

 

2nd- It does not show a header package for the street version, are they running stock manifolds with a 3.6 and could that hurt the engine? I was told I had to run long tube headers with a 2.8lc and a 2.78 pully or I would damage my engine.

 

Robert or someone who knows could you please enlighten me on this, I would love to gain the knowledge and be more Jedi like in the Shelby world.

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