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Automotive News has revealed that the third Shelby Mustang in Ford's pony car corral will be a retail version of the Hertz Shelby GT-H rent-a-racer called the Shelby GT. The car will be a 2007 model and production will be at least a few thousand. No word if the Shelby GT will differ from the rental car in any way, either visually or mechanically.

The news was revealed to Ford dealers at a dealer meeting in Las Vegas last week, where it was also revealed that dealers should be preparing for production versions of the Ford Fairlane concept, which we already knew, and the Lincoln MKS concept, which was on an obvious track for production. The Lincoln MKS will arrive early in 2008 and the Fairlane sometime after that and maybe with a different name.

[Source: Automotive News – sub required]

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      Thrilling. A car with a V8 that will HOPEFULLY put out 350HP.

      I can buy an Infiniti sedan that will put out over 300HP for 2007 with a V6.

      What do American car makers insist on big motors with lousy HP.
      • 9 Years Ago
      I agree, for $5k more I could buy a nice supercharger and get at least 100hp more... I hope this is a substantial package.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Would you seriously like to buy a vehicle that everyone recognizes like "the one from car-rental"?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hey Dreamer,you go buy your G35 for $34,000, and I will buy a new Mustang GT for $27,000. I will use the money I saved on parts and then we will race. My all American V-8 muscle Vs. your fudge packing V-6. Oh yeah, while your out purchasing your car, don't forget to pick up your fart can.
      • 9 Years Ago
      The replacement for displacement is Forced Induction.

      Most american motors are crap for weight and power/L ratios, anyhow. :P

      -Is there even 1 american n/a motor that does 100hp/L ? -Even the mighty Z06 motor (LS7) needs SEVEN Liters to get ~500-ish hp. sad.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Blower: $5000
      Install: $1200
      Headers: $800
      Install: $800
      Exhaust: $500
      Tuner: $550
      Total: $8850 and a voided warranty.

      or you could have done it yourself. i know people who have blown engines and pulled off the blower, reflashed the computer and taken it in on warranty. that and you got reamed on the blower.

      • 9 Years Ago
      Dreamer: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/coupe/112_0506_compact_sport_convertibles_comparison/specs_price.html

      Mustang GT Convertible outperforms 350Z Roadster for $7000 less.
      • 9 Years Ago
      Those numbers are too close. Go to the nissan and infiniti forums. Real world says otherwise.
      • 9 Years Ago

      Reread the comment. The 2007 engine, that will most likely make 300lbs torque, as the version in the 350Z already makes 274. So bring on your paltry 46 more lbs of torque. I know plenty of people who have seen ponies in the rear view in their V6 350z's and yes, even in the G35 sedans..
      • 9 Years Ago
      I've owned Mustangs,Barracudas and Camaros for years... As in the past, the big money for the Japanese imports still goes to Japan no matter where or who built it. How easily we forgot who built the Japanese Zeros that bombed Pearl Harbor! (Miztu@^%$#$*)... Give me American built POWER and TORQUE or give me death!! GT
      • 9 Years Ago
      Anyone know what the HP is on this one? Any price point yet?
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