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SHELBY AMERICAN UNVEILS NEW HIGH PERFORMANCE SHELBY GT PACKAGE FOR ECOBOOST FORD MUSTANG

· New Ford Mustang EcoBoost version of the Shelby GT model available

· 335HP, sharper handling, robust brakes and Shelby styling to set the car apart

· The package is available for both automatic and manual transmission versions of the car

· Specifically designed for the new network of Shelby Mod Shops worldwide

 

LAS VEGAS – Sept. 10, 2015Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) is expanding its vehicle lineup for global customers by offering a Shelby GT version of the popular EcoBoost model 2015-2016 Ford Mustang. The new car will debut this fall, just after the Goodwood Revival kicks off the company’s official European debut.

 

“Ever since Ford announced that its terrific new Mustang would be available worldwide, requests for Shelby versions of the car have rolled in from across the globe,” said Joe Conway, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American. “Since the majority of Mustangs that Ford offers in many of those countries will be the EcoBoost model, our team has been developing a Shelby GT model for the nimble new turbocharged four cylinder car, as well as the V8 powered GT. This package was specifically developed for the recently announced network of Shelby Mod Shops that will stretch from Europe to South Africa, China and Australia. They will add the Shelby package to a Ford Mustang that a customer has purchased in that area.”

 

Like the manual and automatic transmission 5.0 liter model Shelby GT, the EcoBoost version of the car is far more than stripes and a badge. Shelby American spent significant time developing the car, putting it through extensive testing on the track. The car was refined with a Ford Performance handling pack upgrade, engine tune and a throatier Ford Performance exhaust. The result is over 335 horsepower on 91 octane fuel and significantly better handling.

 

“Shelby American has delivered a car that not only provides superior handling, it has smooth progressive power and great braking capabilities,” said Vince LaViolette, SAI lead designer and factory test driver. “Yet it doesn’t negate the EcoBoost’s outstanding fuel economy. And the car offers the aggressive styling of the new Shelby GT that enthusiasts demand.”

 

The $23,995 starting price (not including the base EcoBoost Mustang) includes performance upgrades to the suspension, a least 20 more horsepower, a new exhaust, bigger wheels and tires. Aesthetically, the car will also share some of the treatments from the V8 version of the Shelby GT including a carbon fiber front splitter, hood, rear spoiler and rocker panel. A list of additional performance options are also available including even more aggressive brakes, stronger half shafts, more cooling, brake ducts, etc.

 

“The Shelby GT EcoBoost is the perfect step into a Shelby Mustang platform for customers around the world,” said Akos Feher, Vice President of Operations. “We now offer Mustang owners everything from aggressive Shelby carbon fiber aesthetic touches to legendary tuning and performance for both the V8 and EcoBoost cars.”

 

Ford’s family of turbocharged, direct injection EcoBoost four-cylinder was designed to deliver power and torque consistent with those of larger displacement, naturally aspirated engines while achieving approximately 20 percent better fuel efficiency and 15 percent reduced greenhouse emissions.

 

“The Shelby GT EcoBoost is designed to appeal to a new Shelby enthusiast audience,” said Gary Schechner, Shelby American Vice President Marketing and Sales. “While we believe that Americans will embrace the car, we expect significant demand from this platform internationally where the availability of the V8 Mustang GT may be more limited or taxes and tariffs might prevent ownership of the V8 engine.”

 

The Shelby GT EcoBoost package starts at $23,995, not including the base car. More information is available at www.Shelby.com or by calling (702) 942-7325. Shelby American will be accepting deposits on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

About Shelby American, Inc.

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car and Daytona Coupe component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the 2005-2015 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor muscle truck. For more information, visit www.shelby.com.

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Shelby GT EcoBoost Key Features

EXTERIOR:

SHELBY carbon fiber front splitter

SHELBY carbon fiber hood

SHELBY carbon fiber upper and lower grilles with SHELBY GT badge

SHELBY carbon fiber spoiler

SHELBY carbon fiber rocker panels

“Powered by Ford” emblem

SHELBY Rocker panel graphics

SHELBY GT striping & badging kit including c-pillar, rear deck lid, faux gas cap and taillight panel

 

INTERIOR:

SHELBY Registry CSM Serial Number Dash and Engine Plaques

SHELBY embroidery in headrests

SHELBY Logo Carpeted Floor Mats

SHELBY logo lit door sills

 

PERFORMANCE:

PedalMax, BoostMax,

20" Venice WELD Racing wheels (9.5”x20) in 3 choices: Polished, Machined Black and Black.

Michelin Pilot Sport 275-35zr20 Tires

SHELBY Tuned BORLA Performance Exhaust

 

OPTIONS:

SHELBY carbon fiber hood extension

SHELBY carbon fiber mirror covers

SHELBY 3-gauge dash pod with Boost, Fuel and Oil pressure gauges

SHELBY Katzkin interior upgrade

Roll cage

Sparco race seats

5-point harness

Convertible light bar

Short throw shifter

Ford Performance half-shafts

Willwood 6-piston front brakes, 4-piston rear brakes

3:55 gears

Brake duct kit

Camber caster plates

Adjustable rear tow rod

 

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It just made the Yahoo News.......http://news.yahoo.com/shelby-ecoboost-mustang-more-bite-110207172.html

Glad to see we heard it here before Yahoo.

 

NOW, when are you going to tell us that the V6 model will receive the TERLINGUA Package???????????

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Sorry to say I don't like it . Should go back and start over with it .

It's the Black Hood on a Red Car with Black Stripes that I don't like........and the Grills.........Maybe if the Hood was Red and the Grills were different....... :whistling:

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Carbon fiber parts, installation labor and tech checks are not cheap, but it does make potential buyers think twice about whether the SA designation is worth the additional cost. It will certainly keep production numbers down to a limited edition level and maybe that is a good value thing for the future and for car show bragging rights. I believe that on any vehicle, if it is what you want for whatever reason and you have the necessary funds, get it and ignore the critics. :cool:

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I agree 100% with this article, just my 2 cents. I am happy they continue to bring out new models, but with these prices I fear they will have no problem keeping up with production because sales will be minimal. Has one person on this forum bought a V8 Shelby GT yet? I think this will go the same route as the Focus, I hope I am wrong.

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I wonder what the Price would be if they built them just like the 1965 Shelby's.......Engine Mods, Suspension Mods, a working Scooped Hood, working Side Scoops, Wheels & Tires, Seat Belts and Stripes. $10K $12K max?

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I agree 100% with this article, just my 2 cents. I am happy they continue to bring out new models, but with these prices I fear they will have no problem keeping up with production because sales will be minimal. Has one person on this forum bought a V8 Shelby GT yet? I think this will go the same route as the Focus, I hope I am wrong.

 

I gave some serious thought to ordering a new Shelby GT but the looks of the car mainly the nose well just wasn't my taste and then the more I looked it over the cost just doesn't make any sense. I know Shelby is losing many sales because they priced themselves right out of it before you get started. The Shelby Raptor same thing you can build the exact same truck without the name and save thousands of dollars. Why did they sell a crap load of 07-08 Shelby GT's, because you could order it from mild to wild and cost was reasonable. On the new GT well the new Super Snake for sure when the package costs more than the car itself you'd have to be either very loaded with cash or very stupid and I may be a whole lot of things but stupid isn't one of them​

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