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There are Mustangs. There are Shelby Mustangs. But in all of Mustang-dom, few nameplates are as equally revered and feared for their brutal ferocity and tendency to literally send owners to hell like “Super Snake.”
Ford factory-backed race team Multimatic is on a massive roll. After a decisive home turf win at Canadian Tire Motorsport park two weeks ago, the team pulled into Lime Rock Park this weekend armed what would again prove to be the deadliest weapons in the Continental Challenge GS field: their pair of Ford Performance…
The 2016 Ford Mustang GT350R is the first proper production car to come standard with carbon fiber wheels, and the front pair uses the same ceramic plasma arc spray-on heat protection what NASA put on the original Space Shuttle’s main fuel pump turbine blades. That should do it!
The 2011 to 2014 Ford Raptor is highly off-road capable with 411 horsepower. The Shelby Baja 700 adds a 2.9 liter supercharger, big ol' exhaust, jump-worthy suspension, and takes the output up to (you guessed it) 700 horsepower.
What happens when you take a 2015 Ford Mustang GT and add a supercharger, sticky Michelin tires, racing-grade wheels, a Borla exhaust, a carbon fiber hood and enough Shelby decals and badges to make a Fiat 500 Abarth look understated? You get 627 horsepower and the 2015 Shelby GT. The "GT" here stands for "GoT-damn,"…
The Shelby Cobra has celebrated its 50th anniversary at least twice now, but next year marks the introduction of the 427 model, and Shelby is building 50 new examples to commemorate the occasion, starting at just under $120k.
Well, that was unexpected. While riding through the hills outside of Palm Springs, I just happened to come across a done-up Shelby GT in the middle of some elaborate marketing shoot. Oh, and it brought along a friend, too.
If they call you Mr. Cobra and Shelby American's younger staff used to ring you up for advice when it came to fixing old Cobras, you might just be the man with the grandest Cobra collection of them all. Shelby fans, this is your Mecca.
Like most people, I have about $120,000 in cold, hard cash that's just burning a hole in my pocket right now, and I can't decide which exotic car to spend it on. Luckily for me — and possibly someone else — an eBay listing for four rare 1980s Shelby-branded Dodges has come to my rescue!
Every year, some company with more ambition than experience puts out a press release and a rendering and a litany of promises about revolutionary, all-electric performance. Then silence. It's the cult of ego and vaporware. Renovo is not a member, and it's out to prove it with an electric Shelby Daytona with 1,000…
Actually, maybe one thing: That it isn't mine.
Go behind the scenes with French automotive artist, Stéphane DuFour as he creates a one-of-a-kind resin sculpture of the Benton Performance La Carrera Panamericana racer, a 1962 Porsche 356b, for friend and mechanic John Benton.
Shelby American just moved. And they're doing what all of us do when we move: getting rid of a bunch of stuff they don't need anymore. But instead of dumping crappy old IKEA furniture they bought in college, they're selling off some of their best concept cars and prototypes.
What do you do with a truck that comes equipped with seventeen Shelby logos? A truck that has 4 LED light bars, three feet of suspension travel, a Whipple twin-screw supercharger that, when mounted to the Ford Raptor's 6.2-liter V8, churns out 575 horsepower and a whine reminiscent of a Klaxon on an exploding…
Imagine it is 1967 at the Shelby factory in Venice, CA. Mr. Shelby notices that his cowboy hat is dirty and the stockroom is out of modified lower control arms. Now you need to get new LCAs at the supplier in Whittier and pick up a new 10-gallon hat downtown in the next 45 minutes. What do you drive?
No, Oppo, that isn't a run-of-the-mill 1969 Mustang coupé someone decided to craft into a poor Mach 1 replica with GT350 rocker stripes. It is a legit Shelby GT350, just not the one sold in the United States. It's the one sold in Mexico.
For reasons I cannot understand, someone this weekend paid a whopping $1.1 million for the "Eleanor" Ford Mustang from Nicolas Cage's Gone In 60 Seconds. It's not that I don't like that movie, I just think the kit is a bit overcooked and overrated. However, someone else paid $1.3 million for a far more tasteful 'Stang.