Carroll Shelby’s passing rocked the automotive world, a man that was peerless in his automotive ingenuity and passion for motorsports. Continue Reading...
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Yesterday, we reported the tragic news of Carroll Shelby’s passing, a man whose passion shaped the automotive industry over the past few decades. Continue Reading...
Carroll Shelby, the automotive legend, died last night at age 89 because of medical complications. Continue Reading...
Shelby has been synonymous with the Mustang nameplate since its 2007 re-establishment as Ford‘s halo car producer, but that might be changing soon. It seems the low-volume performance tuner currently best known for the Shelby GT500 is exploring the possibility of tuning other Ford vehicles to maximize performance., according to AutoBlog. We already know that a contract… Continue Reading...
Oil barons chuckle and while most of us cringe at gas making the $4 gallon mark. Studies and announcements are abound that climbing fuel prices are herding people like sheep into buying compact cars. So where do gas-suckers like the Shelby GT500 fit in? Right where they did every other year, at least according to Shelby… Continue Reading...
Mustang enthusiasts will probably appreciate a visit to the Ford website if they haven’t already taken one recently thanks to the new Shelby GT500 configurator going live. While playing dress-up with the man-beast of a muscle car is a far cry from actually feeling the 650 hp it has on tap, you can get a good idea of… Continue Reading...
Perhaps the most important figure regarding the upcoming 2013 Shelby GT500 is its top speed of 200 mph. Best of all the figures on the car however is Ford has announced that this Mustang could be yours for a “mere” $54,995. A sharp increase of $6,000 over last year’s model, it’s also slightly more than the… Continue Reading...
PowerBlock TV will be putting the Factory Five Mk4 Roadster to the test against the original 427 Shelby Cobra. In celebration of that, they are also doing a sweepstakes with the winner getting themselves a do-it-yourself Factory Five Mk4 Roadster kit. The lucky sweepstakes winner will get an Mk4 chassis and suspension package from Factory… Continue Reading...
The Shelby Series 1 originally came out in 1999 and was heralded as the only vehicle designed and built from the ground up by Carroll Shelby and his company. Now one of the late production Shelby 1 vehicles produced in 2005 can be yours with just 451-miles on the odometer and a price tag of… Continue Reading...
The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 might not have the wedge shape of a European supercar, but its 202 mph top speed puts it in a rareified world of hand-built Italian exotics. SVT engineer Jamal Hameedi told MustangsDaily that the GT500 recorded a top speed of 202 mph during testing, thanks to the improved power figures and… Continue Reading...
Whoever said money can’t buy happiness obviously never had a Shelby Cobra and an empty living room. The exact reason for this extreme level of hoonage isn’t known. Maybe the bank foreclosed on his house. Maybe, as one YouTube commented speculates, the talented driver in question just went through a divorce: he got the car,… Continue Reading...
Have you ever gone to an auto show and fell in love with a concept car? Yes, we have too, so no need to feel embarrassed. However, if you have the means, you can possibly own two concept cars shown by Ford in the last decade. We are talking about the 2001 Ford Thunderbird Sports… Continue Reading...
Carroll Shelby (or rather, his well-lubricated PR machine) has responded to the charges of rape and employment hostility raised by former secretary Angelica Smith, labeling the lawsuit “frivolous.” Shelby claims that Smith was fired not because she went to him with charges of rape (from another employee), but because The Shelbster simply didn’t need a… Continue Reading...
You may not have been there for the actual event, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look like you were there. Morgan’s & Phillip’s (M&P) Apparel has just released three new vintage Shelby Apparel t-shirts that depict great moments in the automaker’s history. Made in the USA from high-quality cotton, the new shirts that join… Continue Reading...
The legendary Carroll Shelby is being sued by a receptionist, who claims that she was sexually assaulted by Shelby as well as raped by another employee, then fired. Angelica Smith was hired by Shelby as his secretary in 2005, but ended up becoming a personal servant—and claims that Shelby sent her out to buy liquor… Continue Reading...
Shelby has just unveiled the name of its upcoming supercar, the SSC Tuatara, which is expected to reclaim the position as the fastest production car in the world. The American automaker’s previous model, the Ultimate Aero TT, came equipped with a twin turbocharged V8 which produced 1,287-hp and beat the Bugatti Veyron. The Aero TT achieved a… Continue Reading...
The twin-turbocharged rumors surrounding the next generation Mustang GT500 have been put to bed according to reports on the web of the Ford’s decision to hold onto its supercharger. Even with the blower, Ford is confident that it will release the next-gen GT500 with enough power to shake off the menacing Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The… Continue Reading...
Well, here’s a new one. In a world where front end and rear end conversions are long gone – thankfully – the Internet has found a new gem that even the most creative car builders might scratch their heads on. Now before you think we’re completely hating on this build, we have to commend the… Continue Reading...
Carroll Shelby is arguably the greatest American motoring icon to have ever lived, and even at 88 years of age, he is showing no signs of slowing down. At the 2011 Chicago Auto Show, Shelby rolled out the 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. Unlike the GT500, the GT350 is not finished at Ford, but rather… Continue Reading...
How this prototype flew under the radar this long, we’re not even sure. But Shelby American and Nelson Racing Engines have teamed up to produce a twin-turbo Ford Shelby GT500 that pumps out over 1,000-rwhp. The Code Red GT500 is still in a prototype phase, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Shelby offers the package… Continue Reading...
In case the new 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 isn’t enough to satisfy your craving for speed, Carroll Shelby’s Shelby American tuning shop will now offer an aftermarket Super Snake tuning package that will deliver up to 800-hp. That’s right, because the 550-hp machine isn’t enough already. The Super Snake kit will include a 6-speed manual transmission… Continue Reading...
So you’ve gotten yourself a 2010 Ford Mustang and the 2011 Ford Mustang has been announced and you’re a little… disappointed. Your first thoughts are to trade in your 2010, but then you realize it’s not a wise investment. Your second thought is to hit the Internet to scour the web to make your 2010… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
Amidst the classic Ferraris and the typical antique pre-war models on display at “The Quail Motorsports Gathering,” this year’s event featured a wide selection of American muscle, all thanks to Carroll Shelby. The Quail has increasingly become a popular spot for high-end automakers to display their wares in the week-long run-up to the Pebble Beach… Continue Reading...