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2013 Shelby 1000 Introduced at NY Auto Show with 1,200 Horsepower 28
Mar
Posted by Malcolm Hogan in 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake, Automotive, Ford, Ford Mustang, News, Shelby, Shelby 1000, Shelby GT500 on 03 28th, 2013
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You really have to ask yourself, at the point of 1,200 horsepower fed through the rear wheels, can you really drive such a machine on the street? Additionally, is 1,200 horsepower really necessary? Well, to sum up an answer, it is absolutely necessary! The all-new 2013 Shelby 1000 was revealed on the show floor in New York packing a monstrous 1,200 horsepower, which is almost twice as much as the Shelby GT500 makes (662hp). And you thought the Shelby Super Snake was a little over-kill with 850 horsepower, wait until you get a load of the new Shelby 1000.

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The new 2013 Shelby 1000 amazingly uses the same 5.8-liter V8 engine found in the Shelby GT500 and is able to make all those 1,200 ponies on pump gas. Of course this amazing power output comes at a price, about $154,995 on top of you providing a stock Shelby GT500 for $54,650. Of course you will probably need to stock up on several of the Pirelli P-Zero tires, they are going to go (burn up) like hot cakes with 1,200 hp flowing through the drivetrain.

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Hit up the full press release below for additional information on the new 2013 Shelby 1000

SHELBY AMERICAN BRINGS WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL STREET PRODUCTION MUSCLE CAR BACK TO THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

LAS VEGAS – March 22, 2013 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK), will introduce the 2013 version of the most powerful production, street legal muscle car in the world on March 28, 2013, at the New York International Auto Show. The company will have on display its 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C version with 1,200 horsepower, which is based on the Ford Shelby GT500. Beginning with Ford’s new massive 5.8L V8 power plant, the 2013 Shelby 1000 puts unprecedented horsepower to the pavement, while running on pump gas.

“The 2012 Shelby 1000 was launched to great acclaim at the New York Auto Show last year to celebrate our 50th anniversary,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “We’re bringing back the Shelby 1000 to New York, but with Ford’s new 2013 Shelby GT500 as the base car. With its new engine, launch control, adjustable suspension and other new enhancements, we’ve created a car with even more capabilities. The 2013 Shelby 1000 incorporates everything we’ve learned over five decades of creating high-performance vehicles.”

While the stock 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 offers 662 HP, Shelby American strips the 5.8 liter engine down to the block, strengthens the internals and then cranks up the power. Combining a finely tuned adjustable suspension with a performance cooling package, big brakes and serious horsepower, the Shelby can outperform exotics costing three-to-four times more.

“The 2013 Shelby 1000 is the most powerful production muscle car on the market,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American’s test driver. “But this car cannot be defined by just its amazing power. The steering provides wonderful feedback and the car tracks beautifully, giving it an athletic feel. It attacks corners, ripping through them with minimal body roll and tremendous grip. Yet the Shelby 1000 can be so docile that you can cruise it down the streets of Manhattan.”

The 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C track version runs on pump gas and is rated at 1,200 HP. The post-title package starts at $154,995, not including the base GT500. A limited production of 100 2013 Shelby 1000′s will be built and each will be numbered and documented in the official Shelby Registry.

Shelby American will also unveil another vehicle at the New York International Auto Show. Like the Shelby Focus ST, it will not be Ford Mustang based.

Shelby American is now accepting orders for the limited edition 2013 Shelby 1000. Those interested in reserving a car should contact the Shelby American Sales team at (702) 942-7325 or visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

About Shelby American, Inc.
Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. Shelby American offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake, and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang, as well as the 2013 Shelby Focus ST. For more info, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

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Shelby 1000 Specifications
*S/C Version
Shelby/Ford Racing 4.0L Supercharger with inlet pipe and MAF
Shelby Spec. Assembly Rods, Pistons, Rings, Oil Pump & Bearings
Shelby Blower Grind Camshafts
Shelby Spec. Titanium Retainers
Shelby Stage 3 Ported Heads
Shelby Spec Main Studs
Shelby Spec Head Studs
Shelby Spec High Capacity 8 qt. Oil Pan
Shelby Super Twin Clutch and Flywheel Kit
Shelby Billet Transmission Support
Shelby Performance Fuel Injectors
Shelby Performance 1000 HP Fuel System
Shelby Custom Aluminum Driveshaft
Driveshaft Safety Loop
Shelby Rear Suspension Upgrade
Shelby/Wilwood Brakes (6 piston front, 4 piston rear calipers)
Shelby/RR Belt Tensioner
Shelby Overdrive Pulley
Borla Headers*
Three-inch Catback Exhaust
Shelby Performance Cooling Package
Shelby K-Member with Control Arms
Shelby Billet Aluminum Watts Link
Shelby Water Pump
Shelby Carbon Fiber Coil Overlay Kit
Shelby MGW Short Throw Shifter
Shelby Billet Forged 3 Piece Wheels in Matte Black or Natural Aluminum Finish 20×9 (front) 20×11 (rear)
High Performance Tires
Shelby Custom Rear End with Cooler
Shelby A Pillar Gauge Cluster
Shelby Oil Air Separators
Shelby Caster Camber Plates
Shelby 1000 Custom Fiber Glass Hood
Shelby 200 Amp Alternator
Custom Rear Deck Filler Panel
Shelby 1000 Reflective Side Graphics
Shelby Custom Interior Upgrade
Shelby 1000 Custom Car Cover
Shelby Museum Delivery Included

Additional Shelby 1000 Options
Shelby/Kenne Bell Supercharger
Shelby Wide Body Conversion



Shelby Defines Excess With New 1000 Horsepower Mustang 28
Mar
Posted by Kurt Ernst in Automotive, Ford, Kurt, Shelby, Shelby 1000, Shelby American on 03 28th, 2012

The Shelby 1000. Image: Shelby American

When it comes to horsepower, how much is too much? Some would argue that Ford’s upcoming 2013 Shelby GT500, with its 650 horsepower off the showroom floor, already pushes the boundaries. Most would agree that Shelby American’s 800-horsepower Super Snake comes close to offering too much horsepower, but now comes word that the Nevada-based customizer has topped even that effort.

At the upcoming New York Auto Show, Shelby American will launch the Shelby 1000, a limited-production Mustang that delivers 950 horsepower in street trim (and on pump gas), or as much as 1,100 horsepower in a track-use-only version. Shelby starts by gutting the 5.4-liter V-8 engine, installing stronger internals and a larger blower. Next, the heads are worked to improve flow, then Shelby’s tuners go to work building unique fuel maps for the car, based on the type of gas you’ll be running.

As you’d expect, the car gets a beefier 9-inch rear end and a solid driveshaft, since getting that much power to the pavement through the rear wheels only will be challenging. If it was hard to launch an 800 horsepower Mustang, launching a car with 25-percent more power isn’t going to be any easier.

As is usually the case with anything wearing a Shelby badge, the price is astronomical. Once you’ve procured a 2012 Shelby GT500 donor (which should set you back around $50,000), Shelby American will charge you another $150,000 to build a limited production Shelby 1000 out of it. Options, for which there are plenty, only add to the price.

That’s serious money, even for a car that puts out four-digit horsepower, and we can’t help but wonder if it’s all about bragging rights. Limited by the size of the rear tires’ contact patch, we seriously doubt the Shelby 1000 will be significantly quicker than the Shelby Super Snake (or even the new Shelby GT500). If you can’t get the power to the ground, what difference does it make how much your engine puts out?







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