Ford Mustang Shelby

Ford Mustang Shelby

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We never condone driving like an asshat on public roadways, but this video is pretty awesome, despite breaking our cardinal rule.

For all the muscle cars fans out there, the Mustang Shelby GT500 and the Camaro ZL1 are like a dream come true. They offer all of the power and masculinity of a 1960s muscle cars with modern-day niceties that make them bearable for daily driving.

The battle for supremacy between the two muscle cars has been ongoing since the Camaro ZL1 hit showrooms, with no clearcut winner. Well, the fellas over at Bad Bowtie Productions put together a testosterone-filled video that puts the two muscle cars head to head in an attempt to see which one does better.

The GT500 is bone stock, but the ZL1 has a series of updates, including new camshaft, long-tube headers, a ported blower and drag radials. Both models are powered by a V-8 engine, so you may think that they are well-matched from the start, but there is a slight weight difference: the GT500 tips the scales at 3,850 pounds, while the base ZL1 weighs 4,120 pounds.

Check out the video to see which of the two cars is the faster.

May the comment war between Camaro and Mustang enthusiasts begin! Let’s try to keep it clean, fellas...

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We are all for wild concepts and crazy customs, but this one is a little much for us. As crazy as this title might sound, it is true; we (reportedly) will indeed see a Shelby GT500 sporting a shooting brake tail in the near future. Don’t go checking your calendars, folks, it’s not April 1st...

The idea belongs to Strand Craft — a U.S. based company that build super yachts and is still working out the kinks in its own supercar lineup.The company claims to be working on a Shelby GT500 that is will transform into sport wagon. Depending on the final product, this could be the ultimate muscle car or a car so ugly that even the Pontiac Aztek would turn away in disgust.

Strand Craft promises to release the final product in April 2014, and the yacht builder claims that this is more than just some fancy body work. Under its hood, the GT500 Wagon will keep the supercharged 5.8-liter, V-8 engine from its donor car, but Strand Craft will tune it to 850 horsepower — an increase of 188 horsepower over the base model. This power will reportedly sprint the muscle wagon to 60 mph in just 3.3 seconds.

The interior will come fitted with Recaro seats, tons of leather and an eardrum-punishing, 1,000-Watt, seven-channel audio system by McIntosh.

Note: the car you see in the above photo is an artists rendering, not the actual GT500 Wagon.

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Shelby GT500.

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A few weeks ago, we let you know that a Camaro Z/28 lapped Nurburgring in 7:37.47 , making it the fastest Camaro at the `Ring.

With a Camaro achieving this feat, should we be surprised that Ford decided to release a video of its resident muscle car — the Shelby GT500 — lapping the ring in an impressive time? We think not, but this video has an interesting back story.

According to SVT Performance, this particular video hit their inbox after they asked Ford for some videos of the GT500 testing on various tracks. It looks like this video "accidentally" made its way into the email, as Ford has not revealed the GT500’s Nurburgring time.

The unofficial timer in the video shows that the GT500 lapped the `Ring in less than 7:40. Of course, this time does not make it faster than the Z/28, but it certainly makes it faster than the Camaro ZL1 , which lapped the same ring in 7 minutes and 41 seconds.

We’re sure that Ford will soon make an announcement regarding this video, but until then, enjoy the video!

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If you ask us, a standard Shelby GT500 is pretty cool from factory, but somehow Steeda decided the GT500 can be further updated it you know where to add the updates.

The 2014 Steeda GT500 package improves the most powerful Mustang ever with an extremely aggressive, but in the same time smooth, overall appearance. The car’s width was increased, so it now perfectly fits those wider wheels, but also makes the GT500 looking a little bit more aggressive.

A base Shelby GT500 is powered by a 5.8-liter V-8 engine that delivers a total of 662 horsepower - an amount of power more than enough for a car like the GT500. However, Steeda found a solution to increase this output up to 725 horsepower. Steeda did not reveal how it obtained the extra power, but we expect the usual ECU updates and a new exhaust system.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 by Steeda.

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Ford unveiled the first Mustang in 1964 as a stylish, affordable and fun-to-drive muscle car. Most customers loved the Mustang, but Ford felt that it could be even better.

This is where Carol Shelby came rolling in to push the Mustang to its limit, and in early 1965 he unveiled the first GT350 — a hard-core performance version of the Mustang. This version was driven by champions like Sterling Moss, so the Mustang soon had the on-track credibility to match its go-fast looks.

Over the years, the Shelby Mustang evolved even further, as they became faster and more powerful, with models like the GT500 and GT500KR "King of the Road."

Prior to his death in 2012, Carol Shelby was involved in the development of the high-performance version of the current generation Mustang. This new-age Shelby, known as the Shelby GT500 , carries a 662-horsepower V-8 and hits 200 mph.

Ford Mustang

Okay, if you are a car nut, still have a pulse and are not excited or worried about the next-generation Mustang , then you may want to recheck your label as a car nut... I am not a big Ford fan and even I am on edge the edge of my seat about it.

This is a bang-or-bust redesign for Ford’s resident muscle car , as it has the potential to be either the Mustang II debacle all over again or the Fox Body `Stang that swooped in to save the model’s life. There is an ongoing debate on when and where the new Mustang will debut, and all of them are somehow centered around the model’s 50th anniversary.

We have whittled the possible debut locations down two the three most likely ones, and our reasoning for picking these three.

Click past the jump to find out the three possible locations and why we picked them

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

At some point in time, the Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible will be a collector’s piece that will likely cost a pretty penny, especially if it’s the last ever produced.

But that’s well into the future, probably decades away from now.

At the present time, though, the final 2014 Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible still commanded plenty of attention at the recent Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson. The whole auction was a resounding success with total sales numbers eclipsing $14.2 million.

As expected, the biggest contributor to that total was the final 2014 Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible, accounting for $500,000 when the hammer fell on its auction. That may seem like a steep price to pay for a car that routinely costs at a little over a tenth of the price that this unique model fetched in the auction.

That being said, nobody else can lay claim to owning the last ever produced Shelby Mustang GT500 and besides, as the last of the lot, the winning owner now has the opportunity to completely customize the car to its full bloom.

At some point in the future, this model could very well be worth way more than the half-a-million the winning bidder paid for the right to own it.

Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Shelby Mustang GT500 Convertible

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Ford announced today that the last retail 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible will be auctioned on August 9, 2013 at the Hot August Nights Auction presented by Barrett-Jackson. All the proceeds will go to the Brain Injury Association of America.

The winner of the auction will have the possibility to customize the GT500 Convertible according to his or her personal desire. Ford offers the opportunity to choose between any imaginable interior, exterior and striping package that will offer a buyer to create a one-off GT500. The car will also be signed by Indy 500 winner, Parnelli Jones, who will attend the auction as well.

At the auction, Ford will also offer both Ride-and-Drive and hot lap experiences in the parking lot of the Atlantis Casino Resort. Visitors will have the chance to experience models like Shelby GT500, 2014 Focus ST and 2014 Fiesta ST .

Click past the jump to read more about the Shelby GT500 Convertible .

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a hard muscle car to improve in large part because the car already looks and performs like a tried-and-true Shelby.

But Anderson Germany is undaunted; the German tuner believes that there’s still something inherently more evil that lies within the Mustang Shelby GT500 and it’s determined to summon this evil with its new program.

Dubbed the Super Venom Edition, Anderson Germany successfully outfitted the Shelby GT500 with a really cool body kit that not only drives up the muscle car’s aggressive looks, but also helps improve its performance and handling credentials.

It certainly goes without saying that Anderson Germany has made a business out of these kinds of projects. The tuner has time and again provided aftermarket body work on numerous vehicles in the past with the Shelby GT500 being the latest in a long list of vehicles that have been, so to speak, "Anderson Germany’d"

Click past the jump to read about what the German tuner did in turning the Mustang Shelby GT500 into the Super Venom.

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Shelby American announced that the 2013 model year will be the end of the line for the Mustang GT350 . The company will continue to accept orders for new GT350 models through December 31st, 2013, so you had better get to ordering while you still can.

Shelby launched the GT350 program in 1965 and painted each and every one of the debut models Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue rocker-panel stripes, and just over a quarter of these models features Le Mans (racing) stripes. These models came with a 289-cubic-inch V-8 powerhouse that Shelby Shelby tuned to 306 horsepower — stock output was 271 horsepower. Other updates included heavy-duty rear axles from the Ford Galaxy, larger rear drum brakes and upgraded Kelsey-Hayes front disc brakes. The engine hooked up to a T-10 four-speed manual gearbox and the car held the road via over-rider traction bars, revise A-arms and 130 mph-rated Goodyear rubber.

1966 brought about four new colors: blue, red, green and black. It also gained brake cooling ducts, an optional three-speed automatic transmission and an optional Paxton supercharger. The latter option ran $670 — a relative bargain by today’s standard — and bumped the engine to 440 horsepower.

Also new for 1966 was the Hertz "Rent-a-Racer," which were later refurbished by Ford and sold to the public as the GT350-H. The "Rent-a-Racer" program netted plenty of issues, as many of these cars were rented for use in SCCA events, which ended up with customers temporarily welding in roll cages. Additionally, many of the performance parts were missing by time Hertz returned the models to Ford for refurbishing.

In 1968, Ford added in the GT350-KR model — "KR" meaning "King of the Road" — which included a 428-cubic-inch V-8 powerplant with 335 horses and 440 pound-feet of torque. Also changed up was the addition of the "Cobra" tag to the name in 1968, making it the "Shelby Cobra GT350."the Otherwise, the GT350 remained the same in 1967 and 1968.

In 1969, which was the GT 350’s final year, the "Cobra" tag disappeared and a 351-cubic-inch V-8 found its way under its hood.

In 2011 Shelby reintroduced the GT350 and produced only coupe models painted in Competition white with Guardsmen blue stripes. In 2012 , it also offered a convertible version, plus three more colors (red, blue and anniversary black/gold celebrating 50 years of Shelby American).

As of January 1st, 2014, Shelby will continue to offer models like Shelby GTS, GT500 Super Snake and Shelby 1000, Shelby Raptor muscle truck and hot hatch Shelby Focus ST.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350.


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