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.