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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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Classic Recreations developed a one-of-a-kind Shelby G.T.350CR that will be auctioned at Mecum Auctions on August 16, 2013. The new G.T.350CR will feature classic Shelby elements, such as functional brake scoops, riveted quarter window covers, side exhaust and iconic LeMans stripes.

The model is based on an original 1966 Mustang fastback combined with a complete ground-up rebuild. The base V-8 engine was replaced with a new 7.0-liter V-8 engine from Ford Racing that delivers a total of 545 horsepower. The engine mates to a Tremec five-speed manual transmission.

Along with the new engine, Classic Recreations also installed new Carroll Shelby signature rally series 1000 seats, climate control, a top-shelf sound system, a dual-tank nitrous injection system, bespoke forged three-piece HRE Performance wheels, Wilwood brakes and custom paint.

A coil-over suspension and power rack-and-pinion steering handle all the corners that this hopped-up pony car encounters. The GT350CR also includes a four-wheel disc brake system with 13-inch discs up front and 12-inch discs out back combined with four-piston calipers.

After the first prototype crosses the auction block, Classic Recreations will put the G.T.350CR into production. The custom builder will produce only 10 units per year and prices start at $119,000.

Click past the jump to read more about Shelby GT350CR by Classic Recreations.

Though we’re pretty confident that the "Need for Speed" movie will hit theaters on schedule next March, in the event that it doesn’t, we can all take comfort in knowing that director Scott Waugh is taking the video game treatment to the cinema screens pretty seriously.

We already saw a "making-of" trailer of the movie a month ago, and now, more behind-the-scenes footage is propping up for our enjoyment.

This particular scene was apparently filmed in the streets of Detroit with the one-off Shelby GT500 Need For Speed Edition taking to the streets to put in some serious drift work ala those "Need for Speed" video games.

We already know that the Shelby GT500 also plays the role of the movie’s "hero car," which means that we expect it to last for the duration of the movie. The same can’t be said for some of the supercars that were used and abused in the "making-of" trailer.

As for this footage, it doesn’t last long, taking up only half-a-minute of your time. Yet in that short time frame, we’re treated to a pretty sick shot of the GT500 doing its business right in its hometown.

Needless to say, we can’t wait to see this movie come out.

Click past the jump to read about the Shelby GT500 Need for Speed Edition

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Ford and DreamWorks Studios developed a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang GT500 that will be featured in the upcoming "Need for Speed" movie. The model will make its world debut later today during Electronic Arts’ press conference at E3 Expo in Los Angeles.

First details on this one-off "Need for Speed" Mustang reveal that it will feature a custom-designed wide body, a set of unique 22-inch alloy wheels and larger air intakes that will provide increased ventilation for the supercharged V-8 engine found under its classic Mustang twin-nostril hood. Of course, Ford will also offer a customized interior to fit with the "Need For Speed" theme.

The “Need for Speed” movie is based on Electronic Arts’ popular video game series and will star Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton.

The upcoming "Need for Speed" movie will arrive in theaters on March 14th, 2014.

Updated 11/12/13: Ford announced today that the one-off edition Mustang "Need for Speed" will be used as a pace car in the upcoming Ford EcoBoost 400 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway set to take place this week-end, November 15 to 17, 2013. With this occasion the company unveiled a series of new images and a new video. Enjoy!

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

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Things have evolved significantly for Selena Gomez in the past few years. She went from "Wizards of Waverly Place" - the TV series that made her famous to the upcoming "Getaway" - the heart-pounding action thriller from Warner Bros.

The movie tells the story of former racecar driver, Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke), who is pitted against the clock. His wife got kidnapped and he is now desperately trying to save her.

Brent commandeers a custom Shelby Cobra Mustang , taking it and an unwitting carjacker (Selena Gomez) on a high-speed race against time, at the command of the mysterious villain holding his wife hostage. It looks like the movie will bring quite an evolution in Selena’s acting career: up from playing with a magic wand to being a car thief.

With a 662-horsepower Shelby GT500 in the works, this looks to be a pretty sweet flick.

The new "Getaway" movie will arrive in the U.S. theaters on 30 August 2013. Stay tuned for additional trailers.

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Would you like to buy a 2014 Shelby Mustang GT500 for just $50? Sounds great, considering the car’s starting price is $54,200.

The Shelby American Collection Raffle is offering you the chance to win a fully equipped 2014 GT500 . The car is painted in Sterling Gray combined with dual black stripes. The model also gets leather Recaro seats, the SVT Performance Package and the SVT Track Pack, bringing its total MSRP up to $63,980. If you decide that you do not want this 662-horsepower `Stang, you can opt for a $50,000 cash payout if you are the winner.

In order to win it, all you have to do is buy a raffle ticket that costs $50. You can buy as many tickets as you like and for every 5 tickets you purchase, you will get one free ticket. Only 4,000 tickets will be sold for this raffle, but Shelby has to sell a minimum of 2,500 tickets to be able to offer the grand prize.

The winner will be announced on September 14, 2013 during The Shelby American Collection Annual Fundraising Party in Boulder, CO. You can buy a ticket here.

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

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What is better that a great sports car? A sports car with a nice girl next to it! No, we are just joking (kinda)… The answer you are looking for is a great sports car with the right tuning kit. Like this 2013 Shelby Super Snake that the folks over at Ultimate Auto took to task.

The tuner opted to update the 850-horsepower version - there is also a base version delivering 662 horsepower. Called “Project Super Snake,” Ultimate Auto tuned this rig at the request of a customer looking for some extra attention when he’s behind the wheel.

The eye-catching Chip Foose Glasurit exterior color combined with real carbon-fiber-inlaid stripes is enough to catch anyone’s attention. But, Ultimate Auto didn’t stop there the attention-drawing add-on equipment.

Click past the jump to read more about the Shelby Super Snake by Ultimate Auto and see how the tuner made this 850-horse beast even more desirable.

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Last year at the New York Auto Show, Shelby American unveiled the 1000 as a celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary. The model got sold like hot cakes, so this year at the 2013 New York Auto Show, we are going to see an improved version of the model named 1000 S/C, which is essentially a GT500 with a double shot of car `roids.

Unlike the initial version, the new S/C delivers a total of 1,200 horsepower – a 250-horsepower increase over the previous 950 horsepower. This output is even more impressive when compared to the standard 662 horsepower level delivered by the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 - the model it is based on.

So how did Shelby almost double this output? You’ll have to come back next week if you want to find an answer to this question. We do know that Shelby yanked out the 5.8-liter V-8, stripped it to just a bare block and installed strengthened internals.

Along with the output increase, the new 1000 S/C also received an adjustable suspension, a performance cooling package, big brakes and, of course, a new set of wheels to roll on.

As usual, exclusivity comes with a huge price. The price for the upgrade goes up to an amazing $154,995, not including the base GT500 - which is priced at $54,650. There will be only 100 units built so you better hurry up!

We’ll bring you full details once Shelby release them.

Click past the jump to read Shelby’s press release


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