Shelby spools up new superchargers for GT-500

Shelby Performance Parts has introduced several new pieces of speed equipment to crank up the performance of the 5.4-liter Shelby GT500. The fresh product group includes a Shelby/ Whipple 3.4L Black Super Charger Tuner Kit, a Competition Heat Exchanger, and a Shelby GT500 Competition Intercooler Tank that can all be installed to any 2007-2012 Shelby GT500.

“Shelby Performance Parts can dramatically increase the capabilities of a current model generation Mustang or Shelby car,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “The parts group offers pieces engineered specifically for our world-class cars to make customers king of the road and the track.”

The Shelby/ Whipple 3.4L Black Supercharger Tuner Kit replaces the stock roots-type unit that can add up to 300 additional horsepower. The direct bolt-on system provides substantially higher boost levels (up to 30psi) at any RPM, while dramatically lowering discharge temperatures and parasitic loss. This Whipple Tuner Kit comes with a 3.5” pulley for approximately 17 psi of boost and will require a custom tune.

“This is currently the largest twin-screw system available for the 5.4 liter Ford engine,” added Robert Lane, director of Shelby Performance Parts. “In just a few hours, our package turns the Shelby GT500 into one of the most powerful street machines in the world.”

Big boost is only part of the equation when seeking ultimate speed with a supercharged engine. Whether the object is top speed in the standing mile or to shave that last second off a lap, keeping the intake air cool is essential. That is why Shelby Performance Parts has introduced a Competition Heat Exchanger complete with dual 11” fans to pull the maximum amount of air across the core.

“Heat is the enemy for both short term performance and long term reliability,” noted Lane. “The GT500’s onboard computer program will curb spark and timing when the engine exceeds optimal temperatures. Our new Competition Heat Exchanger was designed to negate that extra heat when an engine is pushed to its limits. This keeps all of the horsepower available at all times.”

To complement the functionality of the Competition Heat Exchanger, Shelby Performance Parts offers a Shelby GT500 Competition Intercooler Tank . With a larger capacity and a fuel cell style cap, ice or dry ice can quickly be added to the tank. The result is colder intake air temperatures and reduced risk of heat soak. The competition tank has an easy drain nozzle to expunge fluids once the ice melts for rapid replenishment.

More information: www.shelbyperformanceparts.com

Source: Shelby Performance Parts


 

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