2012 Shelby 1000

2012 Shelby 1000

2012 Shelby 1000

Shelby American will introduce its most powerful Shelby yet on April 5, 2012, at the New York International Auto Show. Carroll Shelby and his team created the Shelby 1000 by starting with a 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 and kicking its handling, horsepower and braking to the performance edge.

The Shelby 1000 will be offered in both a street and a Shelby 1000 S/C “off-road” track version. The street legal, pump gas version dyno’s out at approximately 950 HP, while the track oriented S/C edition is rated at over 1,100 HP.

“Carroll Shelby is a visionary who has pushed the boundaries of performance his entire life,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “He challenged the Shelby American team to develop the Shelby 1000 and wanted to unveil this amazing new Shelby at the New York Auto Show celebrating 50 years since he unveiled the very first Shelby Cobra that changed the face of high performance. We will have that very car, Cobra #1 (CSX2000) along with Shelby 1000 on display in our Shelby American booth in New York.”

To build the car that Carroll Shelby envisioned, Shelby American takes Ford’s 5.4 liter V8 down to the block to add new rods, crank and pistons. The team flows the heads, upgrades the cooling and exhaust, replaces the supercharger, tunes it and then sprinkles it with a little Shelby magic.

To complement the new power, the Shelby 1000 has improved the handling and stopping capabilities with 6 pistons in front and 4 pistons in the rear, while the suspension includes new struts, sway bars and bushings. The new solid driveshaft is connected to a new 9-inch rear end. Exterior cues incorporate aerodynamics while maintaining a stealthy appearance. The hood, rear panel and splitter are functional pieces.

A limited production of Shelby 1000s will be built, each numbered and documented. The post-title street package for the Shelby 1000 starts at $149,995 and the track S/C version starts at $154,995, not including the base GT500. A completed Shelby 1000 is expected to be approximately $200,000.

Shelby American will accept orders once the Shelby 1000 is unveiled at the New York International Auto Show. Those interested in reserving a car can contact Shelby American at (702) 942-7325 or visit www.shelbyamerican.com after April 5, 2012.

In Detail

typeProfessionally Tuned Car
released at2012 NYIAS
built atLas Vegas, Nevada, USA
price $$ 200,000
positionFront, Longitudinal
aspirationKenne Belle Supercharger
block materialAluminum
valvetrainDOHC, 4 Valves per Cylinder
fuel feedElectronic Fuel Injection
displacement5409 cc / 330.08 in³
bore90.22 mm / 3.6 in
stroke105.8 mm / 4.2 in
power708.4 kw / 950 bhp
specific output175.63 bhp per litre
bhp/weight547.87 bhp per tonne
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesWilwood Ventilated Discs w/6-Piston Calipers
rear brakesWilwood Ventilated Discs w/4-Piston Calipers
front wheelsF 50.8 x 22.9 cm / 20 x 9 in
rear wheelsR 50.8 x 27.9 cm / 20 x 11 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/Electronic Assist
f suspensionMacPherson Struts w/Eibach R2 Adjustable Suspension
r suspensionLive Axle w/Eibach R2 Adjustable Suspension
curb weight1734 kg / 3820 lbs
weight distro56 % / 44 %
wheelbase2720.3 mm / 107.1 in
front track1572.3 mm / 61.9 in
rear track1587.5 mm / 62.5 in
length4780.3 mm / 188.2 in
width1877.1 mm / 73.9 in
height1384.3 mm / 54.5 in
transmissionTremec TR6060 6-Speed Manual
gear ratios2.97:1, 1.78:1, 1.30:1, 1.00:1, 0.74:1, 0.50:1
final drive3.55:1