2013 Shelby 1000 S/C announced with over 1,000 hp

Article by Christian Andrei, on March 25, 2013

There’s a new Shelby 1000 that’s sure to take your breath away. Before Carroll Shelby died, the Shelby 1000 was one of the last cars to be released. It was already impressive, delivering slightly lower than 1000hp (950hp in stock form). The new Shelby 1000 generates 1000hp but the difference is that this figure is made at the wheels.

The last Shelby 1000 gave 950hp in street-legal form but all of its buyers asked for the Shelby 1000 S/C, which surrendered its street-legal status to get a power output of 1100hp at the flywheel. This time, Shelby is creating a single model, the 1000 S/C, which has street-legal status and has an output of over 1000hp. The most significant improvement is found under the hood.

Because Shelby was rushing to release the 1000 on the 50th anniversary of the original Shelby Cobra, it was forced to equip it with the “old” Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 engine -- a 5.4-liter supercharged V-8. What Shelby did differently this time is to give it the 5.8-liter supercharged motor from the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 and upgraded nearly everything else. The 2013 1000 S/C is getting a new 4.0-liter supercharger, new engine components (which include rods, pistons, and rings), a new fuel system with new injector, as well as a new cooling system.

As a result, it offers 1200hp at the flywheel. Considering that the upgraded six-speed manual transmission saps has a driveline loss of around 15%, it’s estimated that the 1000 S/C offers between 1020 and 1050hp at the wheels. Shelby has yet to announce the top speed or the acceleration figures but they’re likely to be amazing. The Shelby 1000 has a starting price of $154,995, which is on top of the $54,995 price tag on a 2013 Shelby GT500 (which includes destination costs). This totals to a base price of $209,990 (all-inclusive). Take note that what buyers will be getting is a car that can beat a Bugatti Veyron, which is five times its price. Shelby asserted that this car is fully street legal and smog legal in all states except California.

Press Release

SHELBY AMERICAN BRINGS WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL STREET PRODUCTION MUSCLE CAR BACK TO THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW

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 to Unveil 2013 Shelby 1000 at NYIAS (2/2)

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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