Shelby Mustang Concepts - Click above for image gallery

Earlier this year, Shelby announced it would focus less on building complete cars and more on selling parts, and that transition began when the company brought much of its manufacturing in-house and created a new speed shop to customize Mustangs at its Las Vegas facility.

Looking to the future, Shelby has now posted a query online asking its customers what they want to see from the company, and in the process it's proposed four Mustang aftermarket packages ranging from a V6 model to a twin-turbo Shelby GT500.

While probably the least likely to appeal to the everyday Mustang enthusiast because of its cost ($100,000 not including the car), the twin-turbo GT500 obviously caught our attention. The concept, codenamed 2010-04a, would be based off the 2007-2009 GT500 and would feature a twin-turbo system with variable boost good for 1000+ horsepower at the rear wheels in addition to an adjustable suspension, widebody kit, 10-point roll cage and more.

On the other end of the spectrum, Shelby is considering offering a package for 2010+ V6 models carrying the Shelby GTS moniker. This seems more likely to make it to production, especially since Shelby has already produced a working prototype. The GTS would feature various visual and performance upgrades and the package would retail for somewhere between $9,000 to $12,000. Finally, the last two concepts are based on the new 2011 Mustang GT and would feature the same styling upgrades as the V6 version. Follow the jump for a full list of proposed features for both the twin-turbo GT500 and the GTS model, and let us know which packages you think Shelby should offer.


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[Source: Shelby American]


Shelby GTS Standard Features:
  • Shelby "Deep Draw" hood
  • Shelby custom front fascia
  • Shelby/Baer 2-piston front brakes
  • Shelby/Baer ERADISPEED rear brakes
  • Shelby/Borla performance exhaust
  • Shelby handling package
  • Shelby CSM serial numbered dash plaque and engine plate
  • "Powered by Ford" side badges
  • SHELBY trunk lid letters
  • Shelby lower rear fascia
  • Behind-the-door side scoops
  • Billet black upper grille with Ford running pony emblem
  • Shelby LeMans racing stripes over the top
  • Shelby signature side stripes with model designation
  • Shelby badged floor mats
Shelby GTS Options:
  • Shelby/Baer 6-piston rear brakes
  • Shelby/Baer 6- piston front brakes
  • Choice of available superchargers
  • Watts link rear suspension
  • Caster/camber plate kit
  • Shelby/Eibach suspension
  • Rear spoiler
  • Many available wheel choices
  • One-piece driveshaft (GT only)
  • Rear upper and lower adjustable control arms
  • 1" drop front lower ball joints
  • Bump steer kit
  • Goodyear street race tire package
  • Shelby high-performance cooling package (GT only)
  • Functional front brake duct kit
  • Quarter window block-off plates
  • Quarter window scoops
  • Painted Shelby LeMans over-the-top and side stripes
  • Custom interior upgrade
  • Shelby/Kicker premium sound system
  • Custom car cover
Shelby GT500 Twin-Turbo Package Features and Options:
  • Shelby twin-turbocharger (1000+ rear wheel hp with adjustable boost)
  • Shelby/Baer 6-piston caliper front and rear brake system
  • Ford Racing suspension w/ adjustable dampers
  • Shelby/Eibach adjustable coilover suspension
  • Widebody package
  • Shelby custom exhaust system
  • 10-point full roll cage w/ rear seat delete
  • Dual fuel system (pump and race fuel))
  • 9" Ford rearend with 35-spline drag axles
  • Shelby custom driveshaft with safety loops
  • 3.50:1 air locker differential
  • 20" Shelby Alcoa wheels and tires
  • Functional vented hood
  • 6-speed short-throw shifter
  • 6-speed paddle shifter
  • Carbon fiber front fascia splitter
  • Carbon fiber mirror covers
  • Carbon fiber rocker panels
  • SHELBY deck lid letter kit
  • Special badging - grille and front fenders
  • Sequential taillights
  • Front and rear brake duct kit
  • Quarter window scoops or black-outs
  • Shelby/Kicker stereo upgrade
  • Shelby performance cooling package
  • Two-tone leather interior upgrade
  • Two-tone leather console cover
  • Perforated leather seat inserts
  • Custom racing seats