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2014 Shelby GT/SC

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We are about to witness the birth of a “brand-new” Mustang , as Ford will reveal the new "Pony car" to world on December 5, 2013. A new era in the glorious history the Mustang will begin with the launch of the sixth-generation Mustang.

One name that can never be forgotten and has ever since been attached with all things Mustang is Shelby . We bet Carol Shelby would’ve been glad to add his personal touches on the new model. Having said that, Shelby American has just announced a range of performance upgrades for the 2014 Ford Mustang , giving the fifth-generation Mustang the sendoff that it deserves.

The latest set of upgrade will allow customers to experience first hand, the expertise of the legendary Carroll Shelby in performance tuning a muscle car that he dedicated his life’s work for.

Click past the jump for detailed information on the upgrades from Shelby

History

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Carroll Shelby, along with Ford Racing with factory support, launched the Shelby GT in 2007, and about 8,000 Shelby GTs were built back then. Ford assembled the Mustangs at its Flat Rock plant in Michigan and shipped them over to Las Vegas for further modifications. Then, the good folks at Shelby took over to put together some great masterpieces of performance muscle car.

Back then, the Shelby-bound Ford Mustang would start life as a 4.6-liter Mustang GT. Once out of Shelby the Mustang GT would carry 320 ponies under its hood and a new name: "Shelby GT". The factory also produced custom parts for Mustangs that were honed for track use. In 2007 and 2008, Shelby GTs went on to dominate the SCCA racing class.

Exterior

Shelby GT/SC

Shelby offers some unique set of modifications for the exterior. On the base GT, you get a front splitter conversion with a GT500 rear spoiler and quarter glass covers. The hood is made of fiberglass to save weight and the Le Mans stripes add some style.

A separate wide body conversion with the option of rear-only or full all-around wide body wheel arches is also available to spicy up the exterior of the 2014 Shelby GT. Among other accessories, Shelby GT front fascia, carbon laminated hood louvers, billet upper grille with Ford running pony emblem and "Powered by Ford" badges on the sides complete the exterior package.

Interior

The interior of the 2014 Shelby GT has been overhauled to keep up with the latest trends. Unique touches to the interior include an A-pillar gauge pod with boost, and fuel and oil pressure gauges. This modification is only available on the GT/SC conversion.

Even the standard GT conversion gets Shelby headrest covers, special GT dash plaque and engine plate. Leather upholstery in black is standard along with electrically adjustable seats.

Drivetrain and Performance

Shelby GT/SC

Shelby American’s latest offering for the 2014 Mustang GT includes a basic package with a meager 10 horsepower gain, but loads of other Shelby accessories to spice up your standard car.

The latter of the two announcements is the more exciting one with either 525- or 624-horsepower options being put together. The "Shelby GT Standard" is the base pack with 430 horsepower. The slight bump in power is achieved by fitting a Borla performance exhaust and some old-fashioned tuning. The standard package also includes a Barton short shifter.

The "Shelby GT/SC" gives you about 100 more horsepower over the base modification. This upgrade costs $27,995, which sounds like a lot, but given the bump in performance, it definitely seems worthwhile. For that kind of money, you get a Shelby Ford Racing Whipple Supercharger kit in either 525 hp of 624 hp configurations, Shelby cooling system and front splitter. Although, Shelby does not independently confirm the performance figures, they’re pretty quick, with a 0-to-60 mph sprint taking an estimated 3.7 seconds and a quarter-mile in an estimated mid 11-second range.

Chassis and Suspension

Shelby GT/SC

The base upgrade package gets you 20-inch wheels, shod with BFG G-Force Comp2 tires and a Panhard suspension bar to stiffen up the chassis. Apart from this, the standard upgrade does not offer much in terms of performance or improved handling. Of course, better tires do provide improved grip while the suspension brace results in better cornering.

Shelby has done a whole lot to improve the dynamics of the Shelby GT/SC starting with an aluminum driveshaft, employed to deliver power to the rear wheels in order to reduce the overall mass. Wilwood brakes — six-pot front and four-piston rear — for added braking performance.

The 20-inch rims on the GT/SC are painted black and are lined with Michelin Pilot Supersport rubber. Eibach provides stiffer coil-over springs as well as a sway bar kit that should considerably improve the Mustang’s handling credentials standard.

Competition

2014 Roush Stage 2 Mustang

Ford Mustang Stage 3 Premier Edition by Roush

Speaking of legendary tuners, Jack Roush and his Stage 2 ROUSHcharged Mustang is the one to lookout for if you happen to be at the wheel of the 2014 Shelby GT/SC, as this pony car on steroids puts out a healthy 625 horsepower, putting it right up Shelby Shelby ’s street. The 5.0-liter, V-8 "Aluminator" features a R2300 supercharger with ROUSH’s high-efficiency intercooler.

The suspension on the Stage 2 ROUSHstang has been beefed-up with new front and rear shock absorbers, coil springs, a larger, stiffer front stabilizer bar and a rear anti-wheel hop upper control arm. This upgraded suspension packages makes the ROUSH Mustang a very potent track machine. ROUSH also offers Ultra High Performance Tire (Zeon RS3-S) designed specifically for this car. This gives the ROUSH Stage 2 Mustang the ability to hold 1.02 Gs,while, the Shelby registers only 1 G on the skid pad,

Conclusion

Here you have two of the best names in the business. On one hand you have the 2014 Shelby GT/SC and on the other is the bad boy we like to call, ROUSHstang. The ROUSH offers similar kind of performance and warranty, giving Musrtang faithful something to really think about. Both these men grew up around racing cars and have dedicated their lives to the betterment of a global icon that is the Ford Mustang. Mustang fans are truly spoiled by these two tuners...

SHELBY AMERICAN BRINGS BACK ICONIC SHELBY GT FOR 2014 WITH WORLD-CLASS POWER, AND PERFORMANCE

Supercharged Optioned Shelby GT/SC Offers up to 624 HP

LOS ANGELES – Nov. 21, 2013 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), returned one of its most popular cars to the lineup today by unveiling the Shelby GT at the L.A. Auto Show. The new generation Shelby GT is based on the 2014 Ford Mustang GT with an incredibly attractive base price and 430 HP. The optional Shelby GT/SC supercharged model comes in either a 525HP or a staggering 624 HP version, making it the most potent version of the car ever made.

"The Shelby GT was one of the most important vehicles in modern day Shelby history," said John Luft, president of Shelby American. "It kicked off Shelby’s rebirth in Las Vegas by putting a Mustang-based small block car into Ford dealerships. Ever since the Shelby GT went out of the production, people have clamored for its return."

In 2007, Ford Division, Carroll Shelby and Ford Racing created the Shelby GT. Beginning as 4.6L Mustang GT’s assembled at Ford’s Flat Rock, Mich. plant, they were shipped to Shelby in Las Vegas for transformation. The 320HP 2007 Shelby GT coupes were all Performance White or Black with silver stripes. In 2008, Shelby added Vista Blue and a choice of coupe or convertible. About 8,000 Shelby GT’s were built.

The Shelby GT was wildly popular and the people who snagged one have been one of the most passionate owner groups. The cars were often tailored with custom parts to fit an owner’s personality and then driven hard on both the street and track. The Shelby GT totally dominated its SCCA racing class in 2007 and 2008.

Ford Mustang GT

"Based on the standard Mustang GT, the total cost of our entry-level 2014 Shelby GT is only about $45,000, yet offers so much more than the previous model," said, Gary Patterson, Shelby American VP of Sales. "The performance-to-price ratio makes the Shelby GT perfect for any serious pony car enthusiast."

The new Shelby GT is a post-title program; Ford dealers send a customer’s Mustang GT coupe or convertible to Shelby for upfit. Every material performance aspect of the car is enhanced or replaced to create a potent, balanced performer worthy of the Shelby name. Entry-level package upgrades include a Ford Racing suspension, Shelby branded exhaust, intake and engine tune for 430 HP, specially designed wheels and tires, short shifter, hood and Le Mans stripes that make it uniquely Shelby. Every Shelby GT version is 50 state emissions legal and runs on pump gas.

One of the car’s most appealing aspects is the opportunity for personalization. Choosing from an array of options, customers can opt for a more hard-edged suspension, better braking and supercharger upgrades, as well as a vast selection of performance and styling parts from Shelby Performance Parts.

"While the Shelby GT is very affordable for such an exclusive vehicle, a post title program allows us to take performance to new levels," said Shelby American VP of Production, Gary Davis. "Working with partners like Ford Racing, it is docile enough to be a daily driver and still dominate the track on the weekends."

The 624 HP Shelby GT/SC version is expected to blast from 0-60 mph in about 3.7 seconds; the quarter mile time should be in the mid 11 second range. The car should also pull over 1 G on the lateral skid-pad.

Ford Mustang GT

"No other carmaker offers this level of performance, heritage and iconic styling at this price, making the Shelby GT the best all-around American car in its class," said Luft. "Each car will be issued a Shelby American CSM number for documentation in our Shelby American Worldwide Registry to help maximize potential future value."

The price of the base Shelby GT package, not including the car, is $14,995, making a nicely equipped car about $45,000 in total. The Shelby GT/SC package begins at $27,995. Customers can build their Shelby GT online at www.shelbyamerican.com/2014shelbygt.

About Shelby American, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the 2005-2014 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor muscle truck and Shelby Focus ST hot hatch. For more information, visit www.shelbyamerican.com. Shelby American is a division of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division, is the exclusive holder of Carroll Shelby’s trademarks and vehicle design rights. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded apparel, accessories and collectibles. Info is at www.shelbylicensing.com.

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Shelby GT Standard Features
430 Horsepower
- Caster/Camber plate set
- Shelby/Barton short shifter
- Panhard suspension bar
- Shelby/Borla exhaust
- Shelby GT dash plaque and Engine Plate
- Billet upper grille with Ford running pony emblem
- "Powered by Ford" side badges
- SHELBY trunk letters
- 20x9 wheels, silver
- BFG G-Force Comp2 tires
- Shelby GT front fascia
- Shelby GT fiberglass hood
- Shelby GT carbon laminated hood louvers
- SHELBY head rest covers
- Shelby GT LeMans and side stripes

Shelby GT/SC Additional Features
525 or 624 Horsepower
- Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, 525HP, black or polished
- Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, 624HP, black or polished
- Shelby/Wilwood 6-piston front brakes, red
- Shelby/Wilwood 4-piston rear brakes, red
- Michelin Pilot Supersport tires
- A-Pillar gauge pod with boost, fuel and oil pressure gauges
- Shelby GT/SC side stripes

Additional Options:
Functional
- Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, 525HP, black or polished
- Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, 624HP, black or polished
- Shelby/Kenne Bell supercharger
- Shelby GT aluminum driveshaft
- 20x9 Wheels, black
- Shelby/Wilwood 6-piston front brakes, red or black
- Shelby/Wilwood 4-piston rear brakes, red or black
- Shelby billet Watts link
- Eibach sway bar kit
- Eibach coil-over kit
- Shelby cooling system
- Front Spoiler

Styling and Interior
- Shelby GT front spoiler
- Shelby GT500 rear spoiler
- Quarter window covers
- Light bar w/3rd brake light (convertibles only)
- Shelby/Kicker audio system
- Shelby interior upgrade
- Shelby GT lighted door sill plates
- Serialized car cover
- Shelby Wide Body Kit*
- Factory Delivery



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