LA Auto Show: Shelby GT Mustang returns!

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show Shelby American unveiled the return of the Shelby GT, a continuation of their go-fast up-fitting to replace the now retired GT-350 model.

The new 2014 Shelby GT is built upon the Ford Mustang GT similar to the 2007-2008 models and specs out very similar to the previous Shelby GT-350 model. It comes both in naturally aspirated 5.0 liter trim or a pair of supercharged models.

The base 5.0 V8 has 430 horsepower with the Shelby GT/SC coming in at 525 or 624 horsepower depending on the setup you option.


“Based on the standard Mustang GT, the total cost of our entry-level 2014 Shelby GT is only about $45,000, yet offers so much more than the previous model,” said, Gary Patterson, Shelby American VP of Sales. “The performance-to-price ratio makes the Shelby GT perfect for any serious pony car enthusiast.”

14-shelbygt-16The entry-level Shelby GT comes with a Ford Racing suspension, Shelby branded exhaust, intake and engine tune, unique wheels and tires, short shifter, hood and Le Mans stripes.

One of the car’s most appealing aspects is the opportunity for personalization. Choosing from an array of options, customers can opt for a more hard-edged suspension, better braking and supercharger upgrades, as well as a vast selection of performance and styling parts from Shelby Performance Parts.

Shelby American says the 624 horsepower Shelby GT/SC version is expected to blast from 0-60 mph in about 3.7 seconds with a the quarter mile time in the mid 11 second range. The car should also pull over 1 G on the lateral skid-pad according to Shelby.

The price of the base Shelby GT package, not including the car, is $14,995, making a nicely equipped car about $45,000 in total. The Shelby GT/SC package begins at $27,995. Unlike the 2007-2008 Shelby GT, this one is a post-title car. This means your local Ford dealers sends your Mustang GT coupe or convertible to Shelby for the conversion.

Shelby GT Standard Features

430 Horsepower

Caster/Camber plate set
Shelby/Barton short shifter
Panhard suspension bar
Shelby/Borla exhaust
Shelby GT dash plaque and Engine Plate
Billet upper grille with Ford running pony emblem
“Powered by Ford” side badges
SHELBY trunk letters
20×9 wheels, silver
BFG G-Force Comp2 tires
Shelby GT front fascia
Shelby GT fiberglass hood
Shelby GT carbon laminated hood louvers
SHELBY head rest covers
Shelby GT LeMans and side stripes

Shelby GT/SC Additional Features

525 or 624 Horsepower

Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, 525HP, black or polished
Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, 624HP, black or polished
Shelby/Wilwood 6-piston front brakes, red
Shelby/Wilwood 4-piston rear brakes, red
Michelin Pilot Supersport tires
A-Pillar gauge pod with boost, fuel and oil pressure gauges
Shelby GT/SC side stripes

Additional Options:

Functional

Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, 525HP, black or polished
Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, 624HP, black or polished
Shelby/Kenne Bell supercharger
Shelby GT aluminum driveshaft
20×9 Wheels, black
Shelby/Wilwood 6-piston front brakes, red or black
Shelby/Wilwood 4-piston rear brakes, red or black
Shelby billet Watts link
Eibach sway bar kit
Eibach coil-over kit
Shelby cooling system
Front Spoiler

Styling and Interior

Shelby GT front spoiler
Shelby GT500 rear spoiler
Quarter window covers
Light bar w/3rd brake light (convertibles only)
Shelby/Kicker audio system
Shelby interior upgrade
Shelby GT lighted door sill plates
Serialized car cover
Shelby Wide Body Kit*
Factory Delivery

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