Custom Shelby GT500 Sports 850 HP in Tribute to Carroll Shelby

Custom Shelby GT500 Sports 850 HP in Tribute to Carroll Shelby

In honor of the late Carroll ShelbyFord Motor Company, Shelby American, and Ford Racing teamed up to create a one-of-a-kind Mustang GT500 that debuted today at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, as part of the Concours d’Elegance. 

The car uses the standard 5.8-litre aluminum-block V8 from the GT500, with an added blast of power coming from a Ford Racing 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger, bumping the output to 850 hp. To handle all the added power, upgraded brakes are tacked on, as well as 13-inch-wide rear wheels wrapped in 345-section high-performance tires.

For looks the custom ‘Stang gets a unique hood and a new rear wide-body kit that gives the car a wider more pronounced stance. Packing in the nostalgia is the historical Guardsman Blue paint complete with Wimbledon White stripes.

As part of the announcement, Ford also revealed that a road at its Product Development Center in Dearborn, Mich., has also been re-named in honor of Mr. Shelby.

GALLERY: Carroll Shelby Custom GT500

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