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 |  Aug 17 2012, 4:15 PM

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