When After Dark Films needed to cast a high performance car for their action thriller, “Getaway” (www.GetawayMovie.com) they tapped the iconic Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake built by Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK). The legendary muscle car will appear on the silver screen with Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez on August 30, 2013, when Warner Bros. opens “Getaway” nationwide, thanks to the efforts of Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc.
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Shelby has been working their legendary magic on the GT500 since its modern reintroduction, first offering a 650 horsepower Super Snake package in 2007 and ramping up the performance nearly every year since. In 2011 Shelby offered up their most powerful Super Snake yet with an incredible 800 horsepower from the supercharged 5.4-liter V8. For most, that would be plenty of horsepower for a street car. For Carroll? Not quite enough.
“Upon the completion of the 800 horsepower Super Snake we took him around the track in it and he was excited and he jumped out of the car and we all stood there expecting to get a big ol’ Shelby hug,” Shelby president John Luft tells us.
Shelby Performance Parts (SPP), a division of Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK), has now introduced the highly anticipated Shelby Wide Body Kit for 2010-2014 Mustang and Shelby models. The Shelby Wide Body package was unveiled on the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this January, and was recently released for 2005-2009 Mustang and Shelby cars. Shelby Performance Parts now gives current generation Mustang and Shelby owners the option to buy the kit and have it installed by a local shop of their choosing.
Shelby American, Inc. will end production of the current generation American muscle car, the Shelby GT350. Shelby American will take new orders for its GT350 through December 31, 2013. Production of all other Shelby performance cars will continue.
“The Shelby GT350 is one of the world’s most celebrated, iconic muscle cars,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “The model’s limited production has long been part of its appeal.
This is the way everyone else is trying to build their Eleanor. This car has been built to the highest possible standard. There has been no expense spared on this build. There is well over $140 000.00 in this car.
Some of the parts that have gone into this car:
Engine: 302, completely modified to 450++ horsepower
Nitrous: 150 shot boost
Transmission: Tremec T5
Rear End: Ford 9 inch
Gears: 4:10 Detroit Locker
Brakes: 4-Piston Calipers, Vented / Slotted Discs SSBC/ Willwood Booster
Rear Suspension: Heidts 4-link with chrome Coil – Overs Read more!
The new 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is an awesome muscle car.
With a supercharged V-8 engine and 662 horsepower, this little beast can surpass 200 miles per hour – this fact alone would be enough to make many men consider buying the car, but when you consider the low price of £35,000, it is clear that this car is simply a steal!
The featured 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback is the Eleanor’s worst Nitemare. Truly one-of-a-kind, this 1967 Ford Mustang Pro Touring Fastback has been hand-built from the ground up and is a multi-award winner! What’s more, this muscle car is AUTOGRAPHED by CARROLL SHELBY himself on the dash!! What a masterpiece! As far as we know, this muscle car has been officially named “NITEMARE” because it is just that intense!
This build was a joint effort between two top restoration shops: CUSTOM CLASSIC RESTORATIONS in Illinois, and BILLUPS AUTO BODY in Oklahoma. Both known for building ONLY THE BEST! The two teams worked together for over 10 months to produce this amazing 1967 Pro Touring Mustang. An estimated$240,000 was invested in this awesome machine! Check out the details and photos!
It’s all about muscle cars and horsepower! That’s one reason why we’ve been so interested in the rivalry between the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro over the last several decades. This being the case, the latest Ford Shelby GT500 has been King of the Road ever since it was unveiled as a 2013 model. With 82 more horsepower (rated) and a couple hundred pounds less weight to move, the ‘Stang out to outrun the range-topping 2012 Camaro ZL1 in straight-line performance testing.
Of course, the world doesn’t always operate in straight lines, meaning there’s a whole lot more to this story left to unfold. The boys from Inside Line decided to round up the latest GT500 and Camaro ZL1 models to see which would come out on top in a series of head-to-head contests. Check out the incredible video – click on Read More!
The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has made a big splash at Ford Canada dealerships. It is also one of the hottest selling muscle cars throughout North America. A big reason for that is power. Car lovers can’t get enough of it, and Ford has really delivered by upping the performance output of the 2013 model to an intoxicating 662 horsepower. Shelby fans were already quite satisfied with last year’s 550-hp engine.