Home / Auto News / News article: Shelby GT500 Mustang Rumored As Twin Turbo Packing 1000-hp - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Sep 03 2010, 2:24 PM

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Carroll Shelby, meet Brett Favre. Brett Favre, meet Carroll Shelby. Something tells us that no matter how much Shelby wants to believe he’s going to retire and stop building complete cars, it’ll be a while until we see the last of him and his awesome creations.

The newest to hit the rumor mill is Shelby’s idea of a new generation GT500 sporting a twin-turbo setup and pushing out over 1000-hp. And it won’t come cheap, at a proposed price of $100,000. At the heart of it all will be Shelby’s in-house developed 5.4L V8 paired to a six-speed transmission.

Packing over 1,000-hp normally means this vehicle will be setup to be used on the track more so than the street. So beefy brakes from Shelby/Baer (sporting six-piston calipers) and a 10-point roll cage would just be the bare necessities. Ford Racing suspension and drag axles along with safety loops on the driveshaft setup the car to be a real track bruiser.

It’s also mentioned that the GT500 might sport a dual fuel system to accompany race fuel. And on the outside it’ll sport a custom widebody kit with 20-inch Alcoa wheels. There aren’t any plans of gutting the interior either, leather seats and a premium stereo system will still have a home.

We find it hard to believe with all the new toys at Shelby’s disposal now that he’d find a way to retire. And much like good ‘ol Favre we’ll expect a lot of back and forth indecisiveness and at the end of the day, great creations will still come.

[Source: WorldCarFans]

  • Jim Kellison

    Take Shelby’s name off the 2913 Gt500 , and save $45.000.. More guys can buy it than–Are they gonna limit the number?

  • jim

    why you did not finish the car by jim

  • ney

    Any stock car yes.. Everyone knows that. lmao? what does that have to do with anything? its awd with a w16 quad turbo eginne. I would hope it beats every car in a straight line. The point is NO ONE CARES ABOUT STRAIGHT LINE!!! Its fuckin gay, and takes no skill. Veyron has no eginneering in it at all, which is sad and pathetic. Admit you were wrong and you know nothing, You might still be able to sound a little smart. Needing a car to get girls? Even more pathetic.

  • Chuck

    The Bugatti has no engineering? That car was in development for nearly a decade? Your an idiot dude don’t hop in car conversations if you don’t know what your talking about. Go read a book or something

  • Deth502

    well, hes retired now. i dont think hell be coming back this time.