Posts Tagged ‘Shelby’

2011 Ford Mustang SR-71 Blackbird

Aug
03

2011 Ford Mustang SR-71 Blackbird - Muscle Cars BlogTwo automotive icons, legendary racer and manufacturer Carroll Shelby, and world-renowned racer, engineer and designer Jack Roush, have come together in their first vehicle collaboration project to join Ford in creating a one-off 2011 Mustang, the aviation-themed SR-71 “Blackbird.” The one-of-a-kind vehicle will be sold at the Gathering of Eagles July 29 during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) 2010 AirVenture Oshkosh, the world’s greatest aviation celebration. Ford is the exclusive automotive partner of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and all of the proceeds from the sale will benefit the EAA Young Eagles organization. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will be held from July 26 to Aug. 1 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.

The “SR-71″ designation holds a dual meaning for the one-of-a-kind, fully-customized Mustang. First, “SR-71″ refers to the car’s design and performance-inspired connection with the SR-71 Blackbird, the aircraft that holds all official airspeed and altitude records and is widely regarded as one of the most spectacular planes ever produced. Second, “SR” represents the first collaborative project between Shelby and Roush. Mustang Chief Designer Darrell Behmer led design for the project and Mustang Chief Nameplate Engineer Dave Pericak led the engineering effort. Ford Racing Performance Parts were also added to further enhance the exclusivity of the car. The sale of the SR-71 “Blackbird” will highlight an evening of festivities at the EAA Gathering of Eagles July 29 during AirVenture.

Geiger Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Mar
04

Geiger Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 - Muscle Cars BlogGeiger Cars is a famous and traditional importer of American muscle cars in Europe. The tuning company presents the Geiger Ford Shelby GT with a power upgrade and a few styling modifications. The Geiger Ford Shelby GT is powered by a 5.4 liter V8 engine with 3.3 l compressor with 1.6 bar supercharging pressure that develops 810 PS / 541 kW at 6,700 rpm and 945 Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm – this is just amazing!

To handle all that muscle car power, the Geiger Ford Shelby GT is equipped with custom cylinder heads, a modified injection system, larger throttle valves, a sport air filter, 100 mm air flow meter and a cold air box. Some other modifications are an aluminum rocker arm, a forged crank drive, a 3 disc carbon clutch, a reinforced transmission with shortened 5th and 6th gears, an increased differential and engine oil cooler. Geiger rates the top speed of the Geiger Ford Shelby GT at … 354 km/h. The price will be announced at later time. Check out the specifications and image gallery after the jump.

Shelby GT500CR by Classic Recreations

Feb
26

Shelby GT500CR - Muscle Cars BlogOfficial Press Release:
SHELBY GT500CR PROTOTYPE MAKES FIRST APPEARANCE IN VEGAS

Classic Recreations 1967 G.T.500CR makes first public appearance in Las Vegas the same weekend as the NASCAR Shelby American Race

Yukon, Okla. (Feb 25th, 2010) - Less than four months after custom coachbuilder Classic Recreations announced the Officially-Licensed 1967 Shelby G.T.500CR continuation car program at the 2009 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the first prototype made its debut in the same city but with a very different setting.

Details of the reborn supercar have been a closely guarded secret, but on February 25th, 2010, the first GT500CR prototype was photographed near the Shelby American facility in Las Vegas, prior to an all-Shelby weekend where car owners and NASCAR fans gathered to celebrate the legendary mark during the NASCAR Shelby American GT350 stock car race.

Ford Shelby GT500 turned into “The Most Desired Muscle Car”

Feb
23

Ford Shelby GT500 - Muscle Cars Blog

When The 2010 Chicago Auto Show ended, the winners in the five categories were announced. The votes were collected throughout the 10-day event. The winner in the “Vehicle I’d most like to have in my driveway” category, is the 2010 Ford Shelby GT that won the tightest race of all among 1000s of vehicles.

What’s more, General Motors took the most consumers’ votes for Best Concept with the Cadillac XTS Platinum.

Finally, Ford grabbed the Best Exhibit title, with 41 percent of the vote.

1964 Shelby Cobra

Feb
14

Shelby Cobra 1964 - Muscle Cars BlogVEHICLE DESCRIPTION COURTSEY RM AUCTIONS

300+hp, 289 cu. in. pushrod overhead valve V8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension with transverse leaf springs and tubular shock absorbers, four-wheel disc brakes. Wheelbase: 90″

Reproduced on the last page of Mike Shoen’s book, The Cobra-Ferrari Wars, is a hand-annotated typewritten page listing just 42 “Cars Built to Racing Specification.” A legend was built on the successes of those few cars.

Nearly a half century after the first of them was built and more than four decades after the last of them left AC in Thames Ditton and Shelby’s Los Angeles shop, this legend still inspires the admiration and respect that makes the name “Cobra” recognized worldwide. And while many legends are embellished with the passing of time, the Cobra’s iconic status is based on solid fact: the success of a few passionate guys who bested the established powers in U.S. and international road racing on the strength of their ingenuity, persistence, creativity and drive.

2011 Shelby GT500 – Adding Power, Reducing Weight

Feb
08

2011 Shelby GT500 - Muscle Cars BlogOFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

2011 FORD SHELBY GT500 GOES LIGHTWEIGHT WITH ALUMINUM ENGINE, OFFERS ULTIMATE IN HANDLING

• With 550 horsepower and 510 ft.-lb. of torque, Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) delivers the new Shelby GT500® with a 10 horsepower increase; an all-new 5.4-liter all-aluminum engine is 102 pounds lighter than the previous cast-iron engine and uses Ford-patented plasma-coating technology

• For 2011, Shelby GT500 offers EPA-projected improved fuel economy in city and highway from 2010, eliminating the gas guzzler tax

• The addition of Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS), a new optional SVT Performance Package, enhanced convertible rigidity and a lowered ride height contribute to improved driving dynamics and handling

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Leaked!

Feb
05

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 - Muscle Cars BlogOn Monday Ford will announce details of the 2011 Shelby GT500 . The car’s official debut is scheduled at the Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday, but Ford’s webcast site has already “leaked” the car on a short video clip which is no longer available. However some screen captures of the video are available and they are revealing the 2011 SVT Performance Package Mustang.

In addition to this, an order guide of this spectacular muscle car was published online. Some new items of the 2011 Shelby GT500 are a completely aluminum block for the 5.4-liter V8, a glass roof, 19×9.5-inch front and 20×10-inch rear forged aluminum wheels, as well as 3:73 rear end (instead of the car’s standard 3:55). An extra 10 “horses” will be added to the GT500 and the total power will be 550-hp.

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The First 1966 Shelby GT350

Jan
25

The First 1966 Shelby GT350 - Muscle Cars BlogThis car, #SFM6S002 is the very first ’66 production Shelby. It is the first of the 252 extremely desirable Shelby “carryover” cars built. #SFM6S001, the first serial numbered ’66 Shelby, was slated to be a ’65 Shelby. That car was modified as the prototype for production 1966 Shelby’s and today retains its prototype status. #SFM6S002 has just received an incredibly complete ground-up restoration in its original Wimbledon White color with Guardsman Blue LeMans stripes. The black interior with original rear seat delete package shelf is just as it was originally built and delivered by Shelby on October 19, 1965. Shortly after the second owner acquired the car, it was extensively raced in the Mid West including Road America, Black Hawk Farms, Grattan, Mid Ohio, Road Atlanta and Watkins Glen. After being acquired from its second owner, the restoration was performed by Cobra Automotive of Wallingford, Connecticut.

45 Years Later – Shelby GT350

Jan
20

Official Press Release:
SCOTTSDALE – Jan. 18, 2010 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), will fulfill the dreams of enthusiasts by returning the legendary Shelby GT350 to its lineup of American performance cars. The Shelby team unveiled a supercharged concept version of the Mustang-based 2011 Shelby GT350 to the surprise of thousands gathered at the Barrett-Jackson Auction Opening Night Gala to honor the 45th anniversary of the first GT350 and first Shelby big block Cobra.

No Twin-Turbo 5.0L For Shelby GT500

Jan
09

In recent months, rumors have been rampant that the next generation of Ford’s Shelby GT500 Mustang would dump the existing 5.4-liter supercharged V8 in favor of a twin-turbo version of the new 5.0-liter Coyote V8 that debuts this spring. Unfortunately, in spite of earlier reports confirming the development, it appears that such an engine will not be installed in the GT500 any time soon. Mike Harrison, Ford’s chief engineer for the 5.0-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines  made it clear that the mooted engine is not part of the program for the Blue Oval bomber.