The employees over at Classic Recreations have the best job ever. During their time at the office, they get to take the best looking classic Mustangs and turn them into modern interpretations of what they once were. All of the classic looks of some of the best looking muscle cars of all time get to keep their exquisite designs, while getting juiced up and buffed out for their grand re-entrance into society. Classic Recreations have already gifted us with their modern take on the 1967 Shelby GT500CR and now they are astounding us once again with the 1967 Shelby GT500CR Venom. The Venom takes the standard GT500CR and adds a bit of edge and even more power to create a muscle car that can literally stop our hearts.
Whereas the GT500CR carried a fuel injected, naturally aspirated, hand-built 7.0-liter engine that produces 545 horsepower, the new GT500CR is now the card-carrying member of a 427 cubic inch V8 coupled to a ProCharger F1-R centrifugal supercharger that pumps out 790 HP. Just that alone sends shivers up and down our spines, but there’s so much more.
Check out the full dish on the Shelby GT500CR Venom by Classic Recreations after the jump.
There’s something about doing business with a small manufacturer that many find very appealing. It could be the careful attention the staff pays to the customer or the little competition that exists to rival the products, but the either way, the business is always there for the small fish in a big pond that has big dreams. Our latest catch is Six Ten Coach Builders.
Six Ten Coachbuilders began work in the 1990s when Jim Crabtree, General Manager, bought the original molds and design rights for the Spirit model. The company still builds a few units of the Spirit a year, but they have spent most of their time building Cobras. Their mission is to build “exclusive, high quality, mass-appealing, neo-classic styled cars and kit cars that provide the feeling of proud ownership at good value.”
Their most recent build is the new Six Ten Sabre built off of a Ford Mustang GT Convertible (from 1994 to 2012), even though it’s hard to tell from looking at the vehicle. It is inspired by the Morgan and MG Classis design with a clear focus in adding luxury and style befitting of a vehicle worth much more than the $39,000 to $129,000 price tag trailing behind the Sabre. With the help of Ford, who donated all of the major auto parts, Six Ten has created a vehicle that can play its part perfectly in the automotive world. It’s kind of like having the beauty of a ring girl while delivering the punch of the boxer.
Hit the jump to read more about the Six Ten Sabre.
The legendary Ford Mustang line has spit out many iterations in its decorated history, but of all the versions of that line, none has been more powerful than the Shelby GT500 Super Snake.
First introduced in 2008, the Shelby GT500 Super Snake has been the crown jewel of the Mustang line, a car that blends torque-twisting muscle with a supercar-like power that very few American-made cars can reach.
This month, the latest incarnation of the Shelby GT500 Super Snake will slither its way to New York when it makes its official debut at the New York International Auto Show.
The car’s debut in New York is symbolic of the rich history between the annual event and the American marquee. According to John Luft, president of Shelby American Inc., the New York International Show holds a special place in the hearts of Shelby. "The very first Shelby car was introduced there in 1962, as well as the 1968 and 2008 Shelby GT500KR and the 2006 Shelby Hertz GT-H," he said. "This year, we’re returning with one of the most powerful and important Shelbys ever built."
Needless to say, we’re all gearing up for the New York Auto Show, especially for the unveiling of this American icon.
Details on the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake after the jump.
Photos shown are of the 2011 Shelby GT500 Super Snake
The 2011 Mustang Shelby GT500 is a star among Mustang stars, but German tuner, Geiger Cars, has released a package that is sure to make the muscle car shine even brighter. The Mustang Shelby GT640 "Golden Snake" has undergone a transformation that includes a bump in power and a sparkling new exterior color. It can be yours for 89,000 euros, or about $126,000 at the current exchange rates.
The 550 HP aluminum 5.4 Liter supercharged V8 engine has been manhandled to deliver 640 PS (531 kicking ponies) with the use of a 2.3 liter compressor and a new exhaust system. The exterior is brightened up with a dead gold that lights up with the reflection of the sun. Geiger Cars then used matte black Geiger rims and a carbon fiber hood to contrast with the vibrant new exterior color.
Hit the jump to read more about the Ford Mustang Shelby GT640 "Golden Snake".
If you needed any more reason to sweat out the wait for the new Need for Speed SHIFT 2 Unleashed video game, this trailer should drive up the anxiety levels a few notches higher.
The latest in a long line of trailers, this particular one features the game’s Autolog Drift Challenge being played by two of today’s most popular drifters, 2010 Formula Drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr and Team Need for Speed’s own, Matt Powers.
Powers took to the controls first, customizing a Toyota Corolla to suit his whims. Despite all the tinkering, Powers’ performance was anything but stellar and not up to what he’s capable of in the real world, racking up a pretty pedestrian score of 324. To Power’s good fortune, Gittin. Jr. didn’t fare a whole lot better despite using his usual Ford Shelby GT500. In the end, the champ’s 337 score was enough to drift past Powers’ best efforts.
Do you think you have what it takes to post higher scores than our seasoned pros? Scoop up a copy of Need for Speed: SHIFT 2 Unleashed when it drops in stores on March 29th, 2011 and find out.
After being revealed at Barrett Jackson in 2010 as a celebration of the original 1965 Shelby GT350’s 45th anniversary, the 2012 GT350 made its world debut at the 2011 Chicago Auto Show.
The GT350 model is based on the most current Ford Mustang GT and is priced at $26,995.00 (normally aspirated) and $33,995.00 (supercharged). The price, however, doesn’t include the base car which will tack on another $22,000 - $40,000 depending on your preferences.
A convertible version is a welcomed change for 2012 considering the last convertible to be offered was back in 1970. Red and blue will also get added to the list of exterior colors which will make the limited run of 350 models sell out as fast as water in the desert.
The most unique aspect of these powerful Mustangs is that Shelby has been such an integral part of Ford, but managed to remain a separate company. The Shelby Corporation designs parts and works in conjunction with Ford on some projects, but also designs and sells its own models like the legendary Shelby Cobra.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Shelby GT350 Mustang.
If you put a gun to our head and gave us five seconds to name the greatest American car ever built, we’d spill out the Shelby Cobra’s name faster than even our minds can process it.
Sure, there are a lot of other vehicles that can lay claim to this subjective title, but we reckon that we’d have a lot of people on our side who agree with us when we say that no American car has been as universally loved and appreciated as the Carroll Shelby’s masterpiece.
The question that we’d like to ask though is how a 427 SC Cobra – the grand daddy of them all – can hold up to one of its successors, namely the 2011 Shelby GT500 Super Snake and the ensuing mayhem that follows with that 750 horsepower engine.
To our good fortune, the folks from Hot Rod had the same thought in mind when they took the two Shelbys out on track for a road course and drag strip test to determine which serpent packs a more venomous bite.
Care to find out whose bite is more lethal? Check out the video and see for yourself.
Drew Barrymore has nothing on this little Firestarter. Apparently, some tuners decided to take this Ford Mustang GT500’s 5.4 Liter supercharged V8 engine to another level by getting it up to a dramatic 800hp. And during the dyno testing for this new engine, the tuners got a little more than they bargained for when the engine actually erupted into flames. Not satisfied with the work done, the tuners decided to try it again with the same crazy results. That’s right, these guys tried it again. Isn’t there something about a gas-powered car mixing with fire that should scare the crap out of these people? If not for fear of death, they should at least think about the amount of money that they have just burned to ashes.
You know guys, next time, it may just be easier to take the money out of your wallets and burn that. We’re just saying...
The 5,500 units of the 2011 Shelby GT500 (pictured above) are already sold out, so Mustang lovers best just move on to the next offering from the American automaker; it’s time to start talking about the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. We may not have any official details on it just yet, but the power of the Internet, and an untrustworthy auto employee, strike again with a leaked document revealing details on the 2012 model’s ordering guide. Guess that means the GT500’s heart will beat for at least one more year.
Nothing much is going to change for the 2012 model considering the Mustang was just given a little refresh for 2011. It will still see its usual coupe and convertible versions, with prices starting from $49,495 and $54,495 respectively. The list of new options only includes new Recaro leather sports seats, a glass roof, and two new packages.
Under the hood there will be the same aluminum 5.4 Liter supercharged V8, derived from the unit inside the Ford GT super car, that produces 550 HP and 510 lb-ft of torque.
It may still be packing the same gear as the last model, but who really cares? The 2012 Ford Mustang GT500 will probably still sell out just as quickly as the 2011 model did.
Hit the jump to read more about the 2012 Ford Mustang GT500.
Mention a 1967 Shelby GT500 and right away the first car that comes to everyone’s mind is the star of Gone in 60 Seconds. No, we are not talking about Nicholas Cage or Angelina Jolie, we are talking about the beautifully sleek and sexy Eleanor. This is a car that needs no introduction, so it’s no wonder that people are wanting to try and recreate the spirit of this very car.
One of those people is RK Motors, who, in collaboration with Pro Touring Super Cars, have developed a 1967 Shelby Supercharged GT500 that is beyond any imagination. For starters, they took the body of a 1967 GT500 and then added a modern engine to create a perfect combination. After that the tuner added the rear cap and integrated spoiler, C-pillar and quarter panel scoops, nose cone with center-mounted lights, and a vented Shelby hood. After adjusting every detail of the body, RK Motors applied a spectacular Acapulco Blue paint combined with Shelby stripes.
This all may sound fabulous, but the most impressive changes were made under the hood. They used a 4.6 Liter Supercharged DOHC V8 Cobra engine that delivers 444 HP and 495 pounds of torque at the wheels. The package also includes a exhaust system featuring Magnaflow mufflers and tips, 12-way adjustable coil-over shocks, and 18-inch Coys wheels.
All of these spectacular details come together to create a wicked sweet ride which is priced at a reasonable $99,900. This may seem like a lot to some, but the lusciousness that is Eleanor is simply priceless. After understanding that, the price tag really doesn’t matter anymore.