Of course that this days in Las Vegas SEMA Show got all the attention. But Shelby Auto decided not to bring their cars to SEMA. Instead they went to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In here the company brought the Super Snake Ford F150, a concept car with design inspired by the Shelby GT500 Super Snake.
Shelby Autos, in collaboration to Ford Racing started with a red 2007 F150 regular cab truck and added a custom functional hood and fascias, black Super Snake stripes and Alcoa Shelby wheels.
The engine was also tuned to deliver a total of 475 hp and the suspension was lowered 3 inches and tightened up to improve handling.
Thanks in large part to its place in automotive lore, the 1965 Shelby Daytona has long been regarded as one of the most sought-after cars in the history of the world. So it should come as no surprise to any of us to find out that Shelby Distribution USA’s latest incarnation of the Shelby Daytona is still a smoking hot item for car enthusiasts of all ages.
The CSX 9000 Series Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe Mk2 proudly follows the lineage of the 1965 masterpiece with a following that is sure to gain steam thanks in large part to a variety of upgrades over its predecessors.
For starters, the Shelby CSX 9000’s upgrades include a sturdier chassis, stiffened front and rear suspension, all-new 18-inch alloy wheels, and the addition of external door handles, something that previous Shelby models surprisingly lacked. The car’s interior has also been upgraded, including a much larger cabin space to give extra room for passengers, as well as sports seats and, not surprisingly, air conditioning.
The Automotive Icon Carroll Shelby is playing with fire, he is preparing the GT500 Super Snake package for the all new even better looking Ford Mustang and will unleash them onto the road in limited numbers starting in August. Customers can choose from either a 630 HP option, or the ridiculously powerful 725 HP version, priced at $29,495 or $33,495. That is after you buy the GT 500 that wears his name as well
The Super Snake transformation consists of adjustable shocks matched with a set of lowering springs and sport tuned stabilizer bars along with a front strut tower brace, just like on the original Shelby Mustangs. Power upgrades are handled by a Ford Racing Supercharger kit that pumps out over 630 HP and 590 lb-ft of torque and for the big boys, a Shelby/Ford Racing or Shelby/Kenne Bell supercharger kit that produces an insane 725 HP from the 5.4 Liter engine.
Shelby revealed a new packages for 2005-2009 Ford Mustang GT. The price for the SR package is $31,499. Next to it Shelby is also offering a post-title Shelby Supercharged package priced at $19,599.
The Shelby SR package contains: Shelby/Ford Racing 550 HP Supercharger, short-throw shifter, Borla dual exhaust, 6 piston Baer Brakes system, Eibach performance suspension with coil over shocks, struts, pro sway bars, bump steer kit, new lower control arm bushings, caster/camber plates.
At the exterior it adds: Shelby grille with letters, engine dress up kit, Shelby SR graphics package, serial numbered dash plaque and engine plate and 18 or 19" wheels.
In 1965 the most prestigious racecar in the world, was a fastback version of Carroll Shelby’s Cobra. Designed by Peter Brock, the Shelby Daytona Coupe was the latest offering from the American racing driver and was also responsible for winning the 24 Hours of Lemans, and ultimately the World Manufacturer’s Championship that same year.
In order to celebrate this historic automobile, Shelby is unveiling a special edition: the Shelby Daytona Coupe Le Mans Edition. The car is powered by a 530 HP V8, and there will even be a racing version with 560 HP. The special editions come with modern touches like 18 inch wheels and tires, suede Momo racing steering wheel, Alcantara seats with "Le Mans Edition" embroidery, "Le Mans Edition" gauges with a 200 mph speedometer and a tachometer that goes up to 10,000 RPM,
Not everyone can afford one of the six Shelby Daytona Coupes (if you can, one is going to auction in May.) So for those who don’t want to put a million dollars worth of hardware on the track, Factory Five Racing has a new kit.
Shelby announced a new limited-edition Shelby Mustang will be revealed on February 5 at a fund-raiser dinner for the National Hot Rod Association museum. The car will be a track-only "R Model" to commemorating Jerry Titus’ 1965 SCCA Championship with the original Shelby GT-350R.
"In 1965, my team built 37 small block ’R Model’ race-only versions of the Shelby GT350 Mustang that kicked tails on circuits worldwide," said Carroll Shelby. "Working with Ford Racing, we’re going to build a new track day ’R Model’ version of the Ford Shelby GT. It’ll be lots of fun to drive and ready to rip up the pavement right out of the box."
For those who think they may have to wait a while until the 2010 Ford Shelby GT 500 hits the streets for ’ol Shell to make the conversion, this may be some good news: the 2007-2008 Shelby GT will be the base for the car.
The car will come with 550 hp from the 4.6-liter V8. It will also feature a short throw six-speed manual transmission, Grand-Am spec roll cage, upgraded cooling system, 18-inch wheels with racing tires, and racing brakes. All this non-street fun can be yours for $134,995.
Full breakdown in the press release after the jump
Carroll Shelby first made a prototype car back in 1968 called the "Green Hornet". It was a testbed for a fuel injection system as well as an independent rear suspension. Because it was one-of-a-kind prototype, it is a very valuable collector car today. Valuable enough that Carroll Shelby authorized a stock 1968 Mustang to be made into an official reproduction called the "Black Hornet".
The Black Hornet carries the same 428 Cobra Jet V8 engine as the original Green Hornet making 335 hp. The car also features Edelbrock aluminum heads, a top-loader 4-speed transmission, power steering, power brakes, and Shelby 10-spoke wheels. According to the builder, "XP500 CSS ’Black Hornet’ is identical to the Greent Hornet just after it received disc brakes but prior to the Colonic EFI or independent rear suspension."
Now the Black Hornet is on its way to the auction block for a good cause. Starting on December 2nd eBay will carry the car at a minimum bid of $100,000, and all proceeds go to help the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation.
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You know how difficult is to find a 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe? There are only six original cars in the world. They rarer than a Bugatti Veyron and costs multiple times more — that is if you can even find a person willing to part with one. Their wins include Le Mans, Sebring, and Daytona, and it even set some land speed records along the way.
Shelby Distribution has announced that it will offer replicas of the celebrated GT. Just like the originals, the new Shelby Daytonas will be built around an aluminum body. But with time also comes improvement, and the coupe will utilize the updated suspension system that can be found in the MkII version of the Superformance Coupe.
Just like the Shelby Cobra, there are kits already available to build replica Dayton Coupes. But unlike most of them, this one is built by Carroll Shelby’s Shelby Distribution. That means these Daytona Coupe will be official cars listed in the Shelby Registry.