The Shelby 1000 is back for 2015 and later Mustang GT. The package begins with the replacement of the stock V8 with a 5.2L supercharged engine that features bestof-the-best internals, a traditional 90-degree crank, modified GT350 cylinder heads and a 4.5L Whipple supercharger.
Shelby adds a litany of equipment necessary to make or sustain a thousand ponies, from a new high flow fuel system to an intercooler, transmission, ECU and tuning. Then its craftsmen widen the car’s track with custom bodywork.
On the outside, the Shelby 1000 features an all-new front fascia assembly which includes a grille, cooling ducts and front splitter. It also features an original hood, front fenders, rockers, quarter-panels, rear diffuser, exhaust, and much more. Shelby widens the car’s front and rear track before installing a fully adjustable coil over suspension and huge Brembo braking system, along with stronger spindles and hubs, hardened wheel studs, wider wheels and tires.
The package is available for any V8 Ford Mustang built since the 2015 model year. Only 50 per model year will be built, by either Shelby American in Las Vegas or through one of their mod shops located around the globe.
The Shelby Super Snake Wide Body Concept was created by Shelby American to explore the performance envelope of the 2015+ Ford Mustang chassis. Unlike the previous generation Wide Body Super Snake, which was designed primarily for drag racing, this concept car has more grip on all four corners to deliver a competitive edge on the road course.
This concept was designed and hand built at Shelby American’s facility in Las Vegas. New body panels were integrated into the “Lightning Blue” 50th Anniversary Shelby Super Snake to add approximately 4 inches to the rear track and 2.5 inches to the front. Shelby American added a fully adjustable coil over suspension system, bigger brakes, hardened wheel studs, stronger spindles and hubs, as well as a more aggressive wheel and tire package to put all 750 horsepower to the road.
Shelby American’s roots began on the track and the Wide Body Super Snake is a road racer’s dream. The package significantly changes the car’s driving dynamics, giving the Super Snake more traction for later braking and earlier acceleration out of corners. It will deliver more communication to the driver and better absorb track imperfections, giving the Shelby razor sharp handling on most any surface.
The wide body Shelby Super Snake concept vehicle, the first from Shelby American in a decade, is a glimpse at the next generation track focused car. The concept car was unveiled to the public at the 5th Annual Carroll Shelby Tribute and Car Show on May 20, 2017. If the wide body concept goes into production, it will be available worldwide with the package registered as part of a vehicle in the official Shelby Registry.