Last year at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction Ford has managed to sell a Grabber Blue Boss 302 Laguna Seca for an impressive $450,000. At this year’s event the company will once again come with a special 2013 Shelby GT500 and they hope to raise the same amount of money. All the proceeds will go to the JDRF.
Its true Ford did not revealed any details just yet on this "special" Shelby GT500, but as no unit has been sold just yet we expect this to be the first production 2013 Shelby GT500. We will have the official confirmation in the upcoming weeks.
However, under the hood you will see the same 5.8 liters V8 engine that delivers an impressive 600 HP.
The auction will be held at approximately 8:30 PM January 21, 2012, so if you are interested you have to mark this date. But until then we expect the GT500 Convertible at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show.
The man may have been dead for 60-something years, but Adolf Hitler is still wreaking havoc these days, albeit in a different manner that what he used to do.
These days, Hitler has been reduced to a funny skit that involves him complaining about anything that wrinkles his mustache. The latest video involves his frustration regarding the better numbers the Ford Shelby GT500 has over the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
It’s not enough to incite another World War, but you could see the German dictator isn’t all too happy that Ford has one-upped Chevrolet in the race for muscle car supremacy.
The video is based on the 2004 film Downfall and it’s been on You Tube for a couple of years now, having been treated to accommodate a variety of hilarious scenarios where Hitler loses his lid over anything that irks him.
It’s a hilarious watch, especially when you see Hitler getting all too excited about the Camaro ZL1’s debut at the LA Auto Show only to see the GT500 do it one better. Seriously, the guys over at GM pretty much dragged the Camaro ZL1 through the dirt, picked it back up, stepped on it, and then dragged it again.
There’s some vulgarity in the subtitles so you best watch out for those. Otherwise, sit back and enjoy the show.
Its been a while since we last hear something about the Shelby GT500CR Venom by Classic Recreations. But now the car is back, carrying a different name: GT500CR 900S. The car is powered by a a 427ci V8 engine paired to a ProCharger F1-R centrifugal supercharger for a total output of 790 HP.
And just like with all the previous GT500CR models, with the 900S Classic Recreations did their best to keep the classic looks of the 1967 model. For this the changes to the car’s exterior have been minimal: it gets new authentic Carroll Shelby exterior fiberglass enhancements, sequential Shelby taillights, Carroll Shelby GT500CR emblems, and a Carroll Shelby Lemans racing gas cap. The interior gets Carroll Shelby signature seats, a woodgrain aluminum steering wheel and a 200 mph speedometer. A feature that you won’t find in the classic model is a new Pioneer CD player equipped with a customer subwoofer enclosure, four handmade component speakers and 1000 watt amplifiers.
Some people really do have a twisted sense of imagination, don’t they?
We really don’t have any idea how somebody can dress up a Ford Cargo truck using the iconic Shelby Mustang as in inspiration. The people behind this piece of work, which was on display at the 2011 Fenatran Show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, apparently thought that it would be a fantastic idea to do just that.
So, against seemingly every fiber of sense known to man, they went and dressed up this Cargo 1932 with an orange paint finish and matching black stripes as an ode to the Shelby Mustang. Imagine all the brain cells that were roasted during this build. Of course, a creation like this features more than just a sketchy color scheme; it also needs a special new body kit - check - a dressed up interior - check - and a new suspension set-up - check. Heck, even the rear of the truck was designed to look exactly like the rear of a Shelby!
Speaking of the interior, the people behind this Shelby-inspired Ford Cargo saw fit to add black decoration materials on the interior, as well as a new set of sports seats and a sports steering wheel.
Behind all the questions surrounding Optimus Prime’s bastard cousin of a truck, here’s one thing we do know: When Carroll Shelby started his line of special Mustangs, this wasn’t what he had in mind.
Galpin Auto Sports brought the rain, the pain, and a whole lot of noise to the 2011 SEMA Auto Show. With a total of 12 new customized models, GAS really did their homework for some aftermarket action in Las Vegas.
Leading the way was the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake, the modded super muscle car that was treated to an extensive aerodynamic facelift and, more importantly, some performance tweaking that blew the lid off of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
We’ll proceed the ceremonies and tell you about Galpin’s very own hand-made steel body panels that were fitted into the GT500 Super Snake, adding nine inches to the car’s width. To give the car a little old-school Super Snake touch, Galpin custom painted the exterior with a Black paint finish with Tungsten Grey racing stripes, giving that added touch of exclusivity that only a GT500 Super Snake can have. On top of all that, the one-off muscle car also received a new set of lightweight aluminum wheels with their own Super Snake center caps wrapped in Pirelli tires, as well as a set of electric exhaust cutouts.
But the biggest part of the whole Galpin program lies under the GT500 Super Snake’s hood. Already boasting of a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine that spews out 750 horsepower, Galpin Auto Sports installed a Kenne Bell liquid-cooled 3.6-liter supercharger system that increased the output of the mighty GT500 Super Snake straight into the vicinity of 1,000 horsepower.
In so many words: wow.
UPDATE 11/07/2011: We have added live images from the SEMA Show. Check them out in the picture gallery!
Electronic Arts is in a giving mood these days, isn’t it?
Days after we found out that the publisher of Need For Speed: The Run was giving away a brand spankin’ new Porsche 911 Carrera S, it has now been brought to our attention that they’ll be giving away another car, albeit in a slightly different manner.
EA, in collaboration with Shelby America, will be auctioning off a special edition 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake "Need For Speed" Edition. The car is the same one that will be gracing the cover of the highly-anticipated NFS: The Run video game and even better, it’s going to be a playable car in the game.
Just in case you need a brush-up on the car, the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake is powered by a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 that can produce upwards of 800 horsepower. As far as the special edition muscle car is concerned, the word is that it’s going to come with an output that’s in the 750-horsepower area with a special Wimbledon White paint finish and custom gray stripes. The model will be equipped with a Ford Racing handling pack, including dynamic adjustable dampers, lowering springs, tuned stabilizer bars, and front strut tower brace. These features will be combined with a unique fiberglass hood, "Shelby" lettering across the rear deck lid, official "Super Snake" vehicle badges, and a customized two tone Black interior.
As for the auction, the event is still a long ways from today - late 2012 was the date we heard - but nevertheless, expect it to garner a truckload’s worth of attention from Mustang aficionados everywhere. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Carroll Shelby Foundation, an organization that helps kids and young adults with serious illnesses to gain higher education.
Save up your money, folks. You have a year to replenish your ’bidding funds’ and we suggest you start putting in some of those greenbacks in your piggy banks now.
In the gear head community, the arrival of a new Shelby GT 500 Mustang is always eagerly awaited. The 2013 Shelby Mustang is no different and this anticipation has been exaggerated because of rumors of a new power plant.
Car and Driver points out that, initially, a turbocharged engine was rumored to be under the hood, but Ford has confirmed that the 2013 Shelby Mustang will keep its supercharged V8. This supercharged V8 will reportedly put out 600 horses. There’s been no word on the price of this top-end pony car, but it will most likely remain in the $50-60K range.
This is another example of the renewed Detroit civil war and this "conflict" is pushing innovation and engineering to the forefront again in a cut throat competition for the toughest crowd of all: automotive enthusiasts.
Anybody that has ever had an appreciation of classic cars knows that the annual Woodward Dream Cruise is one of the can’t-miss events of the calendar year.
Held annually at Michigan’s legendary Woodward Avenue, the world’s largest classic car cruise is shaping up to have another memorable 2011 staging, complete with over 30,000 classic vehicles and an attendance that’s expected to reach well over 1.5 million people.
This year, the Chevrolet-sponsored event will be held on August 20th when you’ll see some of your favorite cars in history. An event like this brings out all types of cars from different generations. You name it, it’s there: from hot rods, classic cars, muscle cars, rat rods, art cars, TV cars, and everything else in between. In fact, at least one of every type of Mustang model made since the car debuted in April 1964 will be in attendance, as well as the Shelby GT500, both street and racing versions of the Boss 302, and the Mustang GT and V6 Coupe with performance package. Getting back to the main sponsor, Chevrolet, the Detroit-based company is bringing many cars from their past, present, and future, including the Cruze, Camaro, Corvette, Volt, Sonic, and ZL1 Camaro.
If you happen to be in the area this weekend, you’ll get a first-hand look at some of those classic rides that you’ll have the chance to check off of your bucket list. But if you’re not within the vicinity, you can still keep up-to-date with the latest happenings courtesy of the event’s official radio station, 104.3 WOMC. Head over to the WOMC website and find out everything you need to know about the Woodward Dream Cruise 2011.
As their name obviously suggests, Classic Recreations is an American tuning company that specializes in taking the iconic cars of yesteryear and turning them into modern models. Their creations feature the latest in today’s technology mixed in with original and classic looks. The company’s latest project doesn’t deviate from that description as the team over at CR has taken on the task of building the legendary 1965 Shelby G.T.350.
Classic Recreations did plenty of work on the car at their facility in Oklahoma, including a complete restoration work on the car’s body while also outfitting it with today’s technology. It’s a car that will definitely cater to old-school aficionados, as well as modern-day torque twisters. Sure, it won’t come cheap - the base price is $119,000 - but anybody knows there’s a certain price to be paid for speed, power, and nostalgia. The Shelby G.T.350CR has all three of those qualities wrapped in one awesome package.
Find out more about the Shelby G.T.350CR after the jump.
Spy photographers are just about everywhere nowadays, catching future vehicles baring their goodies. The latest spy shots to hit the web are of a Shelby GT500 that has been spotted testing on the Nurburgring track, insinuating that the 2014 model may actually make it on the global market for the first time. Its most notable feature is the larger cores giving way to what could be a forced induction or twin turbo setup.
Whichever power pumper it is will be put in with Ford’s new 5.0-liter twin-cam V8 which will improve performance, fuel consumption, and emissions making it a triple threat on the market. Other engines will also be available for the Mustang, starting from a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine and ending at the twin-turbo V8. Power for the updated muscle car has not been revealed, but expect it to carry more than the 510 figure in the current GT500. We’re guessing somewhere in the 600 HP range.
As far as looks go, Ford is still keeping those changes under wraps. The model featured in the spy shots is actually carrying the Mustang’s existing body while testing the new inner workings of the vehicle. The new model will actually be built on a totally new platform with an independent rear suspension.
Expect the new GT500 to be revealed sometime in 2013.