SHELBY AMERICAN TO INTRODUCE ITS MOST POWERFUL
AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
Shelby American™ will introduce its most powerful
Shelby yet on April 5, 2012, at the New York International Auto Show.
Carroll Shelby and his team created the Shelby 1000 by starting with a
2012 Ford Shelby GT500 and kicking its handling, horsepower and braking
to the performance edge.
The Shelby 1000 will be offered in both a street and a Shelby 1000 S/C
“off-road” track version. The street legal, pump gas version dyno’s out
at approximately 950 HP, while the track oriented S/C edition is rated
at over 1,100 HP.
“Carroll Shelby is a visionary who has pushed the boundaries of performance his entire life,” said John Luft,
president of Shelby American. “He challenged the Shelby American team
to develop the Shelby 1000 and wanted to unveil this amazing new Shelby
at the New York Auto Show celebrating 50 years since he unveiled the
very first Shelby Cobra that changed the face of high performance. We
will have that very car, Cobra #1 (CSX2000) along with Shelby 1000 on
display in our Shelby American booth in New York.”
To build the car that Carroll Shelby envisioned, Shelby American takes
Ford’s 5.4 liter V8 down to the block to add new rods, crank and
pistons. The team flows the heads, upgrades the cooling and exhaust,
replaces the supercharger, tunes it and then sprinkles it with a little
To complement the new power, the Shelby 1000 has improved the handling
and stopping capabilities with 6 pistons in front and 4 pistons in the
rear, while the suspension includes new struts, sway bars and bushings.
The new solid driveshaft is connected to a new 9-inch rear end. Exterior
cues incorporate aerodynamics while maintaining a stealthy appearance.
The hood, rear panel and splitter are functional pieces.
A limited production of Shelby 1000s will be built, each numbered and
documented. The post-title street package for the Shelby 1000 starts at
$149,995 and the track S/C version starts at $154,995, not including the
base GT500. A completed Shelby 1000 is expected to be approximately
Shelby American will accept orders once the Shelby 1000 is unveiled at
the New York International Auto Show. Those interested in reserving a
car can contact Shelby American at (702) 942-7325 or visit
www.shelbyamerican.com after April 5, 2012.
About Shelby American, Inc. and Carroll Shelby Licensing
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American Inc.
manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products.
Shelby American is a division of Carroll Shelby International Inc.
(CSBI.PK). Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc., also a wholly owned division,
is the exclusive holder of Carroll Shelby's trademarks and vehicle
design rights. It also holds trademark rights for Shelby-branded
apparel, accessories and collectibles. Info is at