The latest & Greatest Shelby Mustang has had us waiting for years. For the sake of brevity, we’re combining the pertinent information into one post. Last week Ford announced the 760 horsepower GT500 is capable of supercar performance. It is able to run 0-100-0 mph in 10.6 thanks to uninterpreted power from the Tremec 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. It can shift in 130ms. This makes it the fastest shifting Mustang so far, although Chevrolet claims the C8 can shift in half that time. Moving on to today’s news, the extended development of the new car has allowed the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350R to receive GT500 upgrades. Lessons learned on the track have led to a new front suspension. Not optional on the base GT350, the GT350R has new hubs, tie-rods, and steering geometry. by moving the tie-rods further away from the wheel’s centerline, it gives the electric steering rack more mechanical advantage and feedback. PROTIP: Every C2 and C3 Corvette had this option, with … [Read more...] about 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350R Receives GT500 Upgrades
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Particularly from the windshield forward, the new Ford Shelby GT350 is far removed from its Mustang origins. Not only is the front-end sheetmetal actually aluminum, but styling is revised and the engine is modified to produce substantially more power than the one used in the Mustang GT. Shown is the race-focused GT350R version, which can be identified by its red (rather than grey) grille badge and taller rear spoiler. This is one serious track car that still manages to be street legal. Most people will likely look at the Ford Shelby GT350 and think “Mustang,” but those in the know will recognize it as something far more special than that. Since the mid-1960s, chicken farmer turned race driver turned car manufacturer Carroll Shelby has lent his name to all sorts of performance machinery ranging from hyper-performance 2-seat roadsters to haul-a** pickup trucks. But he was perhaps best known for his converted 1965 Mustang fastbacks that tore up the racetracks under the Shelby … [Read more...] about First Spin: 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 and GT350R Mustang
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Specifications Carroll Shelby says this of the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake that he created: "I wanted it to be the fastest, meanest car on the road." ©2007 Barrett-Jackson With nearly 500 horsepower for just 2,500 pounds, the Cobra 427 was "awesome, spellbinding," said Car and Driver. "Snapping the throttle open at any speed jams the low setback into the small of your back. The car lunges, jostles, and belches thunder from the side pipes just below your ear." Although the car was surprisingly docile in traffic, Car and Driver, like so many, found it "neither reassuring nor especially comfortable. It rode as if there were cement in the shocks. The steering was indecisive, the handling twitchy and abrupt." Creature comforts? Not here. Changing times ended this fun in 1968 after only 356 cars, but others soon offered replica 427s ranging in quality from ghastly to grand. A revived A.C. Cars produced its own fine specimen starting … [Read more...] about Why did the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake sell for $5.5 million?
GT models were available with two new packages, the GT California Special edition (shown here) and the GT appearance package. See more pictures of the 2007 Ford Mustang, Shelby GT500, & the Shelby GT. The highlight of the '07 model year for the 2007 Ford Mustang was the Shelby GT500, the most powerful production Mustang ever. This car actually went on sale in early 2006, but technically was an '07 model. The signature addition for the traditional '07 model year was the Shelby GT, basically a "civilian" version of the Hertz-rental-only 2006 Ford Shelby GT-H. Even the Shelby GT, however, didn't hue to the customary autumn model-year kick-off. Its production began in December 2006. So three Mustangs wore some form of Shelby badging at the same time. Ford was certainly getting its promotional dollars' worth out of 'ol Shel. But what of mainstream '07s? Well, GT models were available with two new packages, the GT California Special edition and the GT appearance package.The Mustang … [Read more...] about 2007 Ford Mustang and Shelby GT500 and Shelby GT
Mustang had just left the corral when work on the follow-up '67 model See more pictures of the 1967 and 1968 Ford Mustang. When it came time for its first significant revamp, the original pony car was no longer the only pony car. It was clear the 1967 Ford Mustang would have to fight for sales. Designers who would shape the '67 model were in a unique position, however. In the 1960s, a new car took some three years to go from drawing board to showroom. Typically, designers and engineers were working without knowing how the public liked the car they had just finished. But when work on what would become the 1967 Ford Mustang began in summer 1964, the first edition was already a huge hit. That posed the knotty problem of what to do for an encore. While Ford expected some changes would be needed after '66, it wasn't clear what those ought to be. Moreover, as program head Ross Humphries later told author Gary Witzenburg: "At the time the '67 was planned, we really didn't have any idea … [Read more...] about 1967 1968 Ford Mustang