Ford Mustang Shelby

Ford Mustang Shelby

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.

Source: WOMC

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.

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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.

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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 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 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.

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