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552013 Shelby 1000 cranks up the horsepower dial to 1,200

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.

1202013 Shelby 1000 unleashes its 1,200 horsepower ahead of NY show reveal

True story: Last fall, I had the opportunity to spend a week with Ford's new 2013 Shelby GT500 – the Blue Oval's factory Mustang with 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of torque. It's an amazing beast, to be sure. I'm not sure if it was Michigan's damp streets strewn with potholes and wet leaves, but at no point did I ever say to myself, "You know, Ford is on to a really good thing here, but what it really needs is about twice the power." And yet, for people in warmer climes with infrastru

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