Exceptionally great news from Shelby – the brand has recently announced a revised edition of the 1000 S/C which is said to deliver in excess of 1,000 HP (746 kW).
During May 2012 Shelby had lifted the veils off the 2012 Shelby 1000, a model based on the Ford Mustang GT500. The engine under that car’s bonnet was able to generate a dazzling 950 HP (708 kW). According to Shelby, 40 to 50 customers had chosen to make such a purchase, but each and every one of them went for the S/C edition, which delivers a whopping 1,200 HP (895 kW). But, the huge output had come up with an unfortunate downside – this model was street illegal.
The redesigned edition of the S/C is now street legal and provides the driver with a still mind-boggling 1,000 HP (746 kW). Although the 2012 version boasted a 5.4-liter V8 engine, the plant under the bonnet of the newer model is a stalwart 5.8-liter supercharged V8 stolen from the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. As it boasts a brand new 4.0-liter supercharger, the car had to undergo some in-depth modifications, new rods, rings and pistons, alongside a better cooling system and a brand new fuel system with new injector. The 6-speed manual gearbox tied to the V8 has also been redesigned.
Due to this impressive array of modifications, the car is able to generate a more than decent 1,200 HP (895 kW) at the wheel, but, as 15% of the output is lost in the driveline, it manages, in the end, to deliver somewhere between 1,020 HP (760 kW) and 1,050 HP (783 kW).
This staggering version of Mustang, the 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C will reportedly be presented at the New York Auto Show and will come with a price tag of $209,990. This means it’s $154,995 more expensive than a standard 2013 Shelby GT500, which can be acquired at just $54,995.