We figured that anything and everything automotive in Las Vegas would be over at the convention center for SEMA all week, but apparently, we were wrong. Amidst the introductions of custom cars and aftermarket parts, Shelby Automobiles introduced two new vehicles at its Las Vegas facility.
The first is the F150 Super Snake Concept. Built as a pickup version of the potent GT500 Super Snake, the truck version has similar features including a Whipple supercharger system, Borla exhaust system, 22-inch wheels and tires, six-piston brakes, custom Shelby bodywork, and Shelby embroidery inside. Even though it is labeled as a concept, Shelby is offering the package to F150 owners who can get the parts installed only at Shelby's headquarters.
The second car is a (you guessed it) Mustang that features Shelby's new turbo package that can be installed post-title on any 2005-2009 GT at any of the company's mod shops around the country. Using a Turbonetics single-turbo system, Shelby has increased the output of the Mustang's 4.6-liter V8 to by nearly double to 550 horsepower. A variety of other components come with the package as well including a short-throw shifter, Borla exhaust, Shelby grille, 18-inch wheels and more. Other items like Baer six-piston brakes, Eibach suspension system, eight-point roll cage, and the Shelby GT-H hood are optional.
Learn more about each of the cars after the jump.
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[Source: Shelby Automobiles]
LAS VEGAS – Shelby Automobiles, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK) unveiled a Super Snake Ford F150 concept today at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Based on the popular Shelby GT500 Super Snake, the post-title package for the 2003-2008 F150 upgrades the truck's handling, styling and power.
"Carroll Shelby pioneered the muscle truck segment over 20 years ago," stated Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Autos. "Our team built this concept F150 Super Snake to see if the public is ready for another high performance Shelby truck. We took the same approach to this project as we do for every Shelby. With its 'look at me' styling, earth shattering power, stop-on-a-dime brakes and go cart-like handling, it's a balanced performance truck that's as desirable to drive as it is to look at."
Shelby Autos teamed with Ford Racing and top suppliers such as Borla and Baer to develop the concept. The red 2007 F150 regular cab truck features a custom functional hood and fascias, black Super Snake stripes and Alcoa Shelby wheels. The 5.4L engine was tweaked to churn out 475 horsepower through the automatic transmission while 6 piston Shelby brakes were added to stop the beast. The suspension was lowered 3 inches and tightened up to improve handling.
Enthusiasts can choose to have the entire package applied to their truck for the ultimate Shelby. However, the styling and the power/handling upgrades can also be installed individually.
"We'll install the Super Snake package for the F150 at the Shelby Autos facility in Las Vegas," added Gary Davis, Shelby Autos vice president of production. "In order to maintain the high level of quality and performance demanded by real enthusiasts, we'll only build a few thousand per model year."
The Ford F150 Super Snake post title package includes:
- Whipple supercharger kit
- Borla exhaust system
- DJM suspension
- 3.73:1 rear axle ratio
- Shelby-designed 22-inch wheels and tires with Pirelli P Scorpion tires
- Forged Shelby / Baer brakes with 6 piston calipers with cross drilled and vented rotors
- Custom front fascia, grill, carbon fiber splitter, fender vents and brake cooling ducts
- Custom front fascia, mesh grill and grill surround
- Custom side fender vents and rockers
- Unique fiberglass hood featuring a hood scoop and classic Shelby design
- Bed lid and rug with embroidered logos
- Shelby signature Super Snake stripes
- "Shelby" lettering across the rear tailgate
- "Super Snake" vehicle badges and official Shelby CSM interior plate
- Shelby signature embroidered headrests, floor mats and leather interior
LAS VEGAS – Nov. 3, 2009 – Executives with Shelby Automobiles, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) unveiled a new turbo based post-title package for 2007-2008 Shelby GT's and 2005-2009 Ford Mustang GT's with a manual transmission. The 550 horsepower "Shelby Turbo" package boosts not only the car's output, but also enhances the handling, braking and looks of the venerable pony car.
"In 1985, Carroll used a turbo to turn Chrysler's K Car into a rocket," said Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Autos. "Though we've offered supercharged packages for vehicles for several years, many enthusiasts longed for a turbo option because of the different driving characteristics offered with this type of force induction. The Shelby Turbo was created to fulfill that need."
The turbo was developed with the help of California based Turbonetics. Since 1978, Turbonetics has been the leading source for turbochargers and forced induction components.
"Turbonetics has the unique ability to combine our individual component specialties with precise engine tuning to create incredibly reliable and powerful bolt-on forced induction systems," said Brad Lewis, president of Turbonetics. "We were excited to work with the Shelby Autos team on designing and engineering a solution that is the first 50 state and CARB compliant turbo system in history for their post-title packages."
Mustang Racing Technologies of Plymouth was also involved in the program.
"As the vehicle integrator for this project, I was responsible for matching the Shelby brand attribute requirements to the appropriate solution," stated Scott Hoag, founder and president of MRT. "It was a challenge as the Shelby Autos team wanted the package to be 50 state and CARB compliant while also meeting rigorous performance standards. The result is a robust package that is worthy of the Shelby name."
The package can be applied to a 2007-09 or Shelby GT 2005-09 Mustang GT at the Las Vegas Shelby facility or one of its mod shops. The installed package costs $21,599, not including the car. Standard components include:
o Shelby/Turbonetics Turbocharger with 550 HP (at the crank)
o Short throw shifter
o Shelby Pro-Plus 4 wheel brake system
o Performance suspension with Caster/Camber Plates
o Borla dual exhaust
o Shelby Bar Grille and stripes
o Shelby Gauge Pod and Shelby Signature Gauges
o Serialized dash and engine bay plaque, as well as a Certificate of Authenticity
o Shelby Functional Deep Draw hood with pins
o Shelby Turbocharged Floor Mats
o Specific 18" X 9" Chrome Aluminum Wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 275/35/18 tires
Optional equipment includes:
o Shelby GT-H Front Fascia and Shelby Rear Fascia
o Baer 6-Piston Extreme front and rear brake kit
o Front Brake Ducts
o Performance clutch
o Eibach Pro-2 Coil-Over Shocks and Struts
o Eibach Pro Sway Bar Kit and Eibach Pro Alignment Kit
o 1" drop Lower Ball Joints
o Bump Steer Kit
o Upgraded front lower control arm bushings
o 8-point roll cage
The Shelby Turbo package is now available. Interested parties can contact Roger Sorel with Shelby Autos at (702) 942-7325 or Rogers@ShelbyAutos.com.