Shelby GT500 twin-turbo with 1000hp rumors surface

Shelby GT500 twin-turbo illustration, 652, 26.08.2010
Shelby GT500 twin-turbo illustration, 652, 26.08.2010

California blog MustangsDaily.com is reporting that Carroll Shelby may be working on a few new "big dreamer" type of car models before heading off into the sunset of retirement.  Amongst these could be a $100,000 Shelby GT500 twin-turbo using the entrepreneur's in-house developed 5.4-liter V8 that combines with the turbos to produce over 1,000 horsepower (746 kW).

The engine would be mated to a six-speed manual transmission with a short-throw shifter, with paddle shifters also available.  If built, the blog says the car would use six-piston caliper front and rear brakes from Shelby/Baer, along with a host of other racing features.  These include a 10-point roll cage, safety loops on the unique driveshaft, front and rear brake ducts, a Ford Racing suspension and drag axles.

Because of the car's potential for the track, it could also have a dual fuel system to make room for racing fuel.  The special Mustang would also get a widebody kit, vented hood, and 20-inch Alcoa wheels.  Despite the weight savings provided by several carbon fiber bits, leather seats and premium stereo equipment were not eliminated.

Another potential project could be a Shelby GTS package that might cost upwards of $12,000.  The kit, set for the stock Mustang GT and V6, would include upgraded brakes, a new front and rear fascias, redesigned hood, and stepped up exhaust.  GTS options, like bigger, more powerful brakes and a Shelby/Eibach suspension would also be offered.

Hopefully, we'll get more information about the future of Shelby in due time, including whether or not the Shelby GT500 is the legend's last killer beast.

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997-GT500-STI 997-GT500-STI
More HP...looool... Mine is moded to 620HP and is too crazy.... 1000 is nuts...
Aug 31st, 2010 1:09pm
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About the last thing th Gt500 needs is more horsepower, a diet would be more necessary.
Aug 30th, 2010 11:42pm
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Max_Speed Max_Speed
what happens when you want to take a corner?
Aug 30th, 2010 11:23pm
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B_M_Gearhead B_M_Gearhead
You turn in and use the throttle to steer. Simple, I've been doing it since I learned how to drive. Back before ABC, ESP, ASC, and all the other 3 letter driver aids people used to drive cars. And catch this, people also used to make shifts manually with a stick. It was more fuel efficient, cheaper, and more fun! And as an added plus it makes it impossible to text while driving which makes it safer as well.
Aug 30th, 2010 11:47pm
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599FXX 599FXX
The intro picture on the home page or picture #5 in the set: the front fascia body work makes the car look like a fat kid, wtf.
Aug 30th, 2010 10:46pm
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That seems to be something that HPE would do
Aug 30th, 2010 9:48pm
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clash_189 clash_189
Then why Ford does not place this Mustang as rival for Sl 63 AMG, future M6,XKR, 911 turbo? MAybe with bit higher price.
Aug 30th, 2010 9:10pm
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Francois Francois
It's not that class for any Mustang. Power is not everything. Quality, Comfort and Certain Style, which Mustang doesn't suit. Mustang is different style of car. It has a muscle car style not a luxury GT as XKR or M6
Aug 31st, 2010 4:20pm
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Francois Francois
Shelby Super Snake package with 750bhp is far enough. Mustang should be a muscle car not a dragster or pretend to be a Veyron.
Aug 30th, 2010 8:54pm
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B_M_Gearhead B_M_Gearhead
Yes, they are pretending to be a Veyron. A $100,000, V8, rear wheel drive, Ford ponycar Veyron. What is the magical horsepower number between 750 and 1000 that magically transforms a muscle car into a dragster?
Aug 31st, 2010 10:19pm
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Soorena Soorena
ok let's be real , normal GT500 can't accelerate without burning tires.with 1000Hp this thing can't move 1 inch in less than 2 hours!
Aug 30th, 2010 8:46pm
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Joe_Limon Joe_Limon
It's called throttle control... duh? Once you are moving and in a higher gear all that power becomes far more important.
Aug 31st, 2010 6:57am
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Shaktiman Shaktiman
1000 BHP and a live rear-axle.. oh my!!
Aug 30th, 2010 8:15pm
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Ratt Ratt
Stunning car, one of my favourite machines, build it!!
Aug 30th, 2010 8:00pm
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AGCrean AGCrean
I am terrified of this car
Aug 31st, 2010 5:24am
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