Just in case a stock 662-horsepower Shelby GT500 isn't powerful enough for your taste and the 850-hp Shelby Super Snake still fails to tickle your fancy, Shelby American has introduced the monstrous 2013 Shelby 1000 as the king of the Mustangs.

Using the same supercharged 5.8-liter V8 as the GT500, Shelby almost doubles the stock engine's power, which lays down an incredible 1,200 hp... on pump gas! Aside from the upgraded engine, the Shelby 1000 also has a fully adjustable suspension and big brakes.

So how much does it take to get a Shelby 1000 in your driveway? Well, after buying a stock GT500, which starts at $54,650, Shelby will build you a 1,200-hp 'Stang for a cool $154,995. Spare Pirelli P-Zeros not included. Feel free to read through the press release below for more.
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SHELBY AMERICAN BRINGS WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL STREET PRODUCTION MUSCLE CAR BACK TO THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

LAS VEGAS – March 22, 2013 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK), will introduce the 2013 version of the most powerful production, street legal muscle car in the world on March 28, 2013, at the New York International Auto Show. The company will have on display its 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C version with 1,200 horsepower, which is based on the Ford Shelby GT500. Beginning with Ford's new massive 5.8L V8 power plant, the 2013 Shelby 1000 puts unprecedented horsepower to the pavement, while running on pump gas.

"The 2012 Shelby 1000 was launched to great acclaim at the New York Auto Show last year to celebrate our 50th anniversary," said John Luft, president of Shelby American. "We're bringing back the Shelby 1000 to New York, but with Ford's new 2013 Shelby GT500 as the base car. With its new engine, launch control, adjustable suspension and other new enhancements, we've created a car with even more capabilities. The 2013 Shelby 1000 incorporates everything we've learned over five decades of creating high-performance vehicles."

While the stock 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 offers 662 HP, Shelby American strips the 5.8 liter engine down to the block, strengthens the internals and then cranks up the power. Combining a finely tuned adjustable suspension with a performance cooling package, big brakes and serious horsepower, the Shelby can outperform exotics costing three-to-four times more.

"The 2013 Shelby 1000 is the most powerful production muscle car on the market," said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American's test driver. "But this car cannot be defined by just its amazing power. The steering provides wonderful feedback and the car tracks beautifully, giving it an athletic feel. It attacks corners, ripping through them with minimal body roll and tremendous grip. Yet the Shelby 1000 can be so docile that you can cruise it down the streets of Manhattan."

The 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C track version runs on pump gas and is rated at 1,200 HP. The post-title package starts at $154,995, not including the base GT500. A limited production of 100 2013 Shelby 1000's will be built and each will be numbered and documented in the official Shelby Registry.

Shelby American will also unveil another vehicle at the New York International Auto Show. Like the Shelby Focus ST, it will not be Ford Mustang based.

Shelby American is now accepting orders for the limited edition 2013 Shelby 1000. Those interested in reserving a car should contact the Shelby American Sales team at (702) 942-7325 or visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

About Shelby American, Inc.
Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. Shelby American offers the Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake, and GTS post-title packages for the current generation Ford Mustang, as well as the 2013 Shelby Focus ST. For more info, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

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Shelby 1000 Specifications
*S/C Version
Shelby/Ford Racing 4.0L Supercharger with inlet pipe and MAF
Shelby Spec. Assembly Rods, Pistons, Rings, Oil Pump & Bearings
Shelby Blower Grind Camshafts
Shelby Spec. Titanium Retainers
Shelby Stage 3 Ported Heads
Shelby Spec Main Studs
Shelby Spec Head Studs
Shelby Spec High Capacity 8 qt. Oil Pan
Shelby Super Twin Clutch and Flywheel Kit
Shelby Billet Transmission Support
Shelby Performance Fuel Injectors
Shelby Performance 1000 HP Fuel System
Shelby Custom Aluminum Driveshaft
Driveshaft Safety Loop
Shelby Rear Suspension Upgrade
Shelby/Wilwood Brakes (6 piston front, 4 piston rear calipers)
Shelby/RR Belt Tensioner
Shelby Overdrive Pulley
Borla Headers*
Three-inch Catback Exhaust
Shelby Performance Cooling Package
Shelby K-Member with Control Arms
Shelby Billet Aluminum Watts Link
Shelby Water Pump
Shelby Carbon Fiber Coil Overlay Kit
Shelby MGW Short Throw Shifter
Shelby Billet Forged 3 Piece Wheels in Matte Black or Natural Aluminum Finish 20x9 (front) 20x11 (rear)
High Performance Tires
Shelby Custom Rear End with Cooler
Shelby A Pillar Gauge Cluster
Shelby Oil Air Separators
Shelby Caster Camber Plates
Shelby 1000 Custom Fiber Glass Hood
Shelby 200 Amp Alternator
Custom Rear Deck Filler Panel
Shelby 1000 Reflective Side Graphics
Shelby Custom Interior Upgrade
Shelby 1000 Custom Car Cover
Shelby Museum Delivery Included

Additional Shelby 1000 Options
Shelby/Kenne Bell Supercharger
Shelby Wide Body Conversion


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      johnb
      • 1 Year Ago
      such a beautiful car, too bad the logo designer couldn't even bother to kern the 1 closer to the 000. Irritates the crap outta me.
        SirUno
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnb
        That small space is what is known as the "Jezza Clarkson Pause".
        nsk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnb
        Oh, that space is for the comma that the vinyl guy must have forgotten to apply. Mustang buyers are real sticklers for numerical punctuation, you know.
        Klep
        • 1 Year Ago
        @johnb
        The whole Shelby 1000 logo is pretty garbage imo, but still, +1 for using "kerning" on AB!
      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      Straight line car, nothing more.
      Termin8
      • 1 Year Ago
      Obviously, the only rational for doing this car was just so they could say they did it, and then blast the horsepower rating all over the media. My only thought is, how fast will it go? If the car supposedly breaks 200mph in stock form....
        American patriot
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Termin8
        horsepower only determines how fast you get to a certain speed....gear ratios determine that speed
          Bungle
          • 1 Year Ago
          @American patriot
          Maybe in a vacuum with no rolling resistance. In the real world, lack of horsepower absolutely limits a car's top speed, regardless of its gear ratio.
      Jaybird248
      • 1 Year Ago
      Most of these will never see a road, except from the car carrier to the collector's warehouse. $200K now is $600K in fifteen years, and a million plus in forty.
      Rett
      • 1 Year Ago
      Meh... A 1000hp mustang can be built for around $80,000 including the price of the car. A mustang with over 800hp is really pointless.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Rett
        Who doesn't like Horsepower. The more the merrier.
      tony36619
      • 1 Year Ago
      for a 154K Id rather buy a gt500 for 50K then use the rest of the money to get my hands on either a new corvette or Viper.
      oRenj9
      • 1 Year Ago
      That sounds a bit pricy considering that Hellion will sell you a 1200+ HP kits for a Mustang GT for under $10,000. Add another $20,000 for a built bottom end, transmission, wheels, tires, and suspension and you still come out $80,000 ahead of this.
        Josh
        • 1 Year Ago
        @oRenj9
        LOL $20k to handle 980-1200 HP reliably + warranty? Shitty head design will always plague the no. 8 cyl in the coyote - Even at 'base' levels like 575 Hp... You know how I know you've never wrenched on a car before?
      LandOfToz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Would much rather get Hennessey's 2013 VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe http://www.hennesseyperformance.com/cts-v1000-coupe.html
      jcar302
      • 1 Year Ago
      The money would be better spent on a used Ford GT that has already been setup with twin turbos. At least that way you get some wow factor for your 150 grand.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @jcar302
        It would be 200k for a used Ford GT with no turbos. Then another 100k for the turbos
      john m
      • 1 Year Ago
      1200HP is very impressive! But without drag slicks or an all wheel drive system with street tires, will it go faster down the quarter mile? I'd love to see performance data for this car with street tires.
        Tom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @john m
        What is with you clowns and all wheels drive. Yea all wheel drive is great. But it ain't the end all be all drivetrain configuration
          john m
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Tom
          I love rear wheel drive myself. I'm just saying that in order to take full advantage of 1200 hp you would need either racing slicks on a rear wheel drive car or you could use street tires on an all wheel drive car.
        johnb
        • 1 Year Ago
        @john m
        that data should include worn tire cost from all the spinning you'll be doing with 1200hp on tap.
        ngiotta
        • 1 Year Ago
        @john m
        Just put it in 2nd (or 3rd) gear and dump the clutch at the line.
      Frisky_Dingo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yawn....
      Hajime1990 #follow
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great car, but no, not $200000 great.
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