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I was wondering the exact same thing!... It would only make perfect sense for it to be. Real question is this: Is this new Jerry Titus car to be a Post title build, and if so- from what car?

Regular GT mustang, or is there indeed going to be a GT350 that then can be upgraded to a Titus Car? Really interested in knowing more on this before I put money down on a 2010 GT500.

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Well, I would say that this means:

:shift: :o :spiteful::spiteful::spiteful::censored:

 

Can't comment on the above conversation but this car will be a real fun car...

 

G'night! :goodnight:

 

Chris

 

 

Chris, great to finally meet you!

 

This will be a great opportunity for a V8 Mustang upfit market...but that is just a guess. A Kenne Bell on a 4.6 puts out around 500 hp so that is my guess right now. No one is talking any more than what we got as a teaser.

 

Jim Evans said expect a full anouncement in about a month!

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Chris, great to finally meet you!

 

This will be a great opportunity for a V8 Mustang upfit market...but that is just a guess. A Kenne Bell on a 4.6 puts out around 500 hp so that is my guess right now. No one is talking any more than what we got as a teaser.

 

Jim Evans said expect a full anouncement in about a month!

 

GREAT to finally meet you, too!!!

Boy, was that a fun bash or what!?!?! I think you must mean Jim Owens, he's our Marketing VP. Yeah, I would say about a month....STAY TUNED! ;)

 

Chris

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A couple of people here have posted that it's going to be a 500 H.P. car, but I could have sworn that I heard 400 H.P. at the banquet announcement, am I incorrect about that?

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Maybe I'm off my rocker - by why doesn't Ford / Shelby simply take the 5.4L N/A motor with the Ford GT Heads but (WITHOUT the supercharger) and drop it into the Mustang. . . . . . . add cold air / exhaust / suspension / brakes / wheels to the package and introduce that as the G.T.350 . . . . . . . . . . . . ???????? Wouldn't that simply make sense? I mean with a little tweaking - they could pull 350+ HP out of that motor easy - right? ? ? ?

 

To that they could add the supercharger and intro it as the Rick Titus edition G.T.350R Racing Mustang . . . . . . .

 

I'm axious to see what this package will look like when they introduce it!

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GREAT to finally meet you, too!!!

Boy, was that a fun bash or what!?!?! I think you must mean Jim Owens, he's our Marketing VP. Yeah, I would say about a month....STAY TUNED! ;)

 

Chris

 

 

Umm, yeah Jim Owens...what the hell was I writing? I dont even know a Jim Evans! LOL

 

It was a lot of fun!! Its nice driving the hell out of your car and not worry about getting busted!

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Maybe I'm off my rocker - by why doesn't Ford / Shelby simply take the 5.4L N/A motor with the Ford GT Heads but (WITHOUT the supercharger) and drop it into the Mustang. . . . . . . add cold air / exhaust / suspension / brakes / wheels to the package and introduce that as the G.T.350 . . . . . . . . . . . . ???????? Wouldn't that simply make sense? I mean with a little tweaking - they could pull 350+ HP out of that motor easy - right? ? ? ?

 

To that they could add the supercharger and intro it as the Rick Titus edition G.T.350R Racing Mustang . . . . . . .

 

I'm axious to see what this package will look like when they introduce it!

 

 

they can pull 350 out of the 4.6 easy already, there would be no reason and it would be heavy. still i like the idea

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they can pull 350 out of the 4.6 easy already, there would be no reason and it would be heavy. still i like the idea

+1 The production 5.4 is too heavy for a serious road racer, IMO...

Also, this is the SGT-R isn't it (not the GT350R)?

Anyone have any idea of how many of the 37 have been spoken for?

Last I heard was that very, very few had been ordered.

When in the world is Bud going to get us some spy pics of this thing? :waiting:

 

Ken

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I CAN NOT RECALL WHERE I HEARD THIS , BUT I HEARD THAT THE JERRY TITUS CAR

 

WOULD BE POWERED BY A RACE BUILT 4.6 LITER WITH A WHIPPLE 550 FOR A

 

LITTLE MORE H.P.. ADDITIONALLY, IT WOULD BE FITTED WITH A TREMIC 6 SPEED AND

 

A ADJUSTIBLE TRACK PACKAGE AND 373 RING N PINION. ALSO IT WILL HAVE

 

A SIX POINT ROLL CAGE AND THE GT500 CLUTCH AND NEW FLYWHEEL. IT WILL

 

BE CALLED THE GT-R AND 37 WILL BE BUILT AND SOLD FOR $ 130,00 -135,000.IT

 

WILL BE A TURN KEY RACE CAR AND NOT STREET LEGAL.

 

 

ANYBODY FROM THE HOUSE THAT SHELBY BUILT HAVE THE INSIDE SCOOP ?

 

AMY , ROGER , BUD , ROBERT ; ANYBODY ? :hysterical:

 

 

 

SCOTTY

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I CAN NOT RECALL WERE I HEARD THIS , BUT I HEARD THAT THE JERRY TITUS CAR

 

WOULD BE POWERED BY A RACE BUILT 4.6 LITER WITH A WHIPPLE 550 FOR A

 

LITTLE MORE H.P.. ADDITIONALLY, IT WOULD BE FITTED WITH A TREMIC 6 SPEED AND

 

A ADJUSTIBLE TRACK PACKAGE AND 373 RING N PINION. ALSO IT WILL HAVE

 

A SIX POINT ROLL CAGE AND THE GT500 CLUTCH AND NEW FLYWHEEL. IT WILL

 

BE CALLED THE GT-R AND 37 WILL BE BUILT AND SOLD FOR $ 130,00 -135,000.IT

 

WILL BE A TURN KEY RACE CAR AND NOT STREET LEGAL.

 

 

ANYBODY FROM THE HOUSE THAT SHELBY BUILT HAVE THE INSIDE SCOOP ?

 

AMY , ROGER , BUD , ROBERT ; ANYBODY ? :hysterical:

 

 

 

SCOTTY

That's the first I've heard of the blower and the 6 speed, but everything else matches up with what I heard.

It's definitely not a streetable car and it's most definitely called the GTR. Last I heard was that not many had been ordered.

My brother called the first day it was announced and was pretty excited to get his hands on one, till Bud told him what it costs!

Anyway, any info at all *cough* PICS! *cough* would be awesome.

 

Ken

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HERE'S SOME INFO THAT WILL VERIFY AND END ALL THE SPECULATION.

 

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Home » Stang Specs » 2009 Ford Shelby GT "R Model" Mustang

 

 

The new 2009 Ford Shelby GT "R Model" will be a race-only version of the Mustang to commemorating Jerry Titus' 1965 SCCA Championship in his original Shelby GT350R Mustang. The Shelby GT "R Model" is based off the 2007-08 Shelby GT Mustang and will use a 4.6-liter V8 with 550 horsepower and a Twin Screw intercooled supercharger. Other goodies found on the R Model include a six-speed transmission, Grand-Am spec roll cage, Shelby side exhaust, 18-inch wheels, 3.73 rear gears, racing brakes, unique grill featuring classic Shelby 'R Model' design and a carbon fiber rear wing. The car is made for race-only and cannot be registered for street use but does qualify for the NASA "American Iron Extreme" class. The R Model will be limited to just 37 models with each painted White with Silver stripes. Price for the R Model will be $134,995. The Shelby GT R Model will be unveiled at the NHRA Winternationals February 5-8 in Pomona, California

 

2009 Ford Shelby GT "R Model" track day car highlights:

4.6-liter supercharged V-8 producing an estimated 550-horsepower

6-speed manual transmission with GT500 clutch, Ford Racing short-throw shifter and 3.73:1 gears

Grand-Am spec roll cage

Upgraded cooling system including differential and transmissio coolers

Shelby performance side exhaust system

Lightweight production chassis with tuned suspension tuning including new springs

Shelby-designed 18-inch wheels with racing tires

Racing brakes with front brake cooling ducts

Unique grill featuring classic Shelby 'R Model' design

'Shelby' lettering across the front edge of hood and rear decklid, Shelby badges on the quarter panels

Carbon fiber rear racing wing with billet stanchions and carbon fiber splitter

White with silver stripes livery and racing mirrors

Carroll Shelby autograph on each car and official Shelby "R Model" dash plate

 

Four decades after Shelby and Ford collaborated on a race version of the legendary Mustang, the companies are offering a limited edition track day version of the Ford Shelby GT. Ford Racing and Shelby Automobiles, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: CSBI) will commemorate the 1965 SCCA championship of Jerry Titus and final production of the current generation Mustang by offering up to 37 total 550 horsepower Shelby GT "R Model." The 2009 Shelby GT "R Model" will be available for US$134,995.

"In 1965, my team built 37 small block 'R Model' race-only versions of the Shelby GT350 Mustang that kicked tails on circuits worldwide," said Carroll Shelby, founder of Shelby Automobiles. "Working with Ford Racing, we're going to build a new track day 'R Model' version of the Ford Shelby GT. It'll be lots of fun to drive and ready to rip up the pavement right out of the box."

 

The track day car will be featured as a "Jerry Titus Drivers Edition" to honor his 1965 "B Production" championship, which was the first for a Shelby Mustang. Jerry was one of the special drivers who piloted Shelby Mustangs to total domination on the track. Not only did he win the first championship, he broke the story of the "R Model" to the world in Sports Car Graphic and was instrumental in its development. The 2009 Jerry Titus Edition "R Model" lives up to his performance legacy.

 

The "R Model" version of the Mustang will be a purpose-built track car based on the same 4.6-liter V8 that powers every Ford Shelby GT; the vehicles cannot be registered for the street. Additional power will come from the Ford Racing/Whipple Twin Screw intercooled supercharger installed by Shelby and mated to a T6060 GT500-based six speed transmission before the Shelby team inserts them into the race-ready chassis. Each will be painted white with silver stripes and documented in the Shelby Registry. The racer qualifies for the NASA "American Iron Extreme" class and an excellent all-around track car that is uniquely Shelby.

 

"From the competition brakes to the straight pipes, this fantastic car is worthy of the 'R Model' designation," stated Amy Boylan, President of Shelby Automobiles. "Working closely with Ford Racing, we engineered a car with the balanced handling, serious power and spectacular brakes that serious enthusiasts want. And just like the car driven by Jerry Titus in 1965, this Ford Shelby GT 'R Model' showcases our expertise in an affordable, turnkey package."

 

The "R Model" is based on the 2007-08 model Ford Shelby GT. The streetcar is a well-balanced, fun to drive machine that leveraged Shelby's experience making Mustangs go faster.

 

"The Shelby name has stood for performance since Carroll began building cars for the track in 1962," added Brian Wolfe, director, Ford North America Motorsports. "Track Day enthusiasts have been asking for a contemporary Shelby and Ford Track Car for some time, so we at Ford Racing are pleased to team up with Shelby Automobiles to build a handful of very special cars. We look forward to watching them roar past Camaros and Challengers when they show up at the track."

 

A limited number will be built; orders will be accepted starting today by calling Shelby Autos at (702) 942-7325.

 

SCOTTY

 

(P.S.)

 

AS FOR THE PICTURES ; THATS AMY'S , BUD'S OR ROGER OPPORTUNITY TO RELEASE. :hysterical:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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