Shelby American officially unveiled its latest muscle car, the 2015 Shelby GT based on the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT. Just like the previous model, the 2015 Shelby GT can be easily distinguished and some of its key features are the carbon fiber hood with customizable hood vents, the carbon fiber front splitter and rocker panels, carbon fiber 2-piece rear diffuser, carbon fiber rear deck lid as well as a trunk spoiler.
Moreover, the vehicle gets a carbon fiber hood extension, modular customizable billet aluminum upper and lower front grilles, Shelby GT stripes as well as badges on front grille and on C-pillars, but also a Shelby faux gas cap and “Powered by Ford” front fender badges, Shelby lettering on the trunk lid and a washer relocation kit. Inside, the 2015 Shelby GT features Shelby branded custom headrests, CSM dash plaque and engine plate, a carbon fiber dash pod with 3 gauges, Shelby GT door sill plates and Shelby branded floor mats.
Under the hood, there is a 5.0-liter V8 petrol engine equipped with a Ford Racing supercharger as well as a new Ford Racing by Borla exhaust system with Shelby oval tips, in order to develop a staggering 627 hp (467 kW). Moreover, the vehicle gets Ford Racing half-shafts, a Ford Racing handling pack with upgraded shocks, springs and sway bars. A Ford Racing short throw shifter is available fo the manual cars.
Power is transmitted via the 20-inch Shelby Venice wheels by Weld Racing, which hide the Wilwood performance front brake upgrade. If you want more, Shelby offers the 700+ hp performance upgrade, painted carbon fiber options, rear brake upgrade, a Shelby custom interior on both stock and Recaro seats, front brake cooling system and carbon fiber air intakes.
Furthermore, the fog lights can be re-located, Shelby can also ad an air injection plate with channeling, an adjustable track suspension package, engine dress up package and a Shelby Extreme Cooling system. The price of the base Shelby GT modification, is $39,995 but it doesn't include the 2015 Mustang GT.
The creator of the new Shelby GT helps ensure that the car is a potent all-around performer. This was achieved through the use of Ford Racing Performance Parts like a 627-hp supercharger, performance handling kit as well as half shafts. Furthermore, Shelby upgraded its gearing (3.73 gears) and employed with chrome-tipped Borla exhaust. The Shelby GT transfers its power to the ground through staggered WELD Racing wheels wrapped in sticky Michelin tires.
Thanks to the new performance handling kit, the Shelby GT is able to handle twisty and curvy roads, while the car’s sopping power is ensured by Wilwood six piston front brakes. Moreover, the new Shelby GT features a new bonnet with functional air vents as well as other functional aerodynamic element such as a 2-piece rear diffuser. Interestingly, all of Shelby exclusive exterior parts are made from carbon fiber, and come either painted or unpainted. Furthermore, the new Shelby GT is provided with Shelby exclusive front grilles made from billet aluminum.
Derived from either a manual or automatic Mustang GT, a Shelby GT is 50 state emissions legal. Customers could have their 2015 Shelby GT equipped with a wide array of optional elements like performance upgrade (700 hp plus), upgraded big brake kit, adjustable suspension, as well as a good deal of enhancements inside the cabin.
Gary Patterson, Shelby American Vice President of Strategic Sales and Media Relations, called the 2015 Shelby GT as a nicely balanced muscle car that could do everything well, either on the track or on the drag strip. He remarked that while the Shelby GT post-title program takes performance to extreme levels, its sleek styling is distinctly American with touches from Shelby history. He added that the Shelby GT could work both as formidable daily driver and competitive racer at track events.
As a post-title program, Ford dealers around the world just needs to contact Shelby American to transform their own cars, or a 2015 Ford Mustang GT (fastback or convertible) into a new Shelby GT. After transformation, each new Shelby GT will be issued a Shelby American CSM number for documentation in the official Shelby American Worldwide Registry.