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(from Ford Press
Release) Today, Ford debuts the all-new 2007 Ford Shelby
GT through a behind-the-scenes look at the high-performance
Mustang’s development on its “Bold Moves: The Future of Ford”
web-based documentary (www.fordboldmoves.com).
On Wednesday, Ford confirmed production of the Shelby GT as one of 9
new product introductions coming in the next 6 months for Ford and
Lincoln Mercury. The Shelby GT will feature a 4.6-liter V-8
producing 325-horsepower and production will be limited in volume
therefore assuring its exclusivity like all Shelby Mustang models.
“Our goal is to offer a steed for every need,” says John Felice,
Ford brand general marketing manager. “The new Shelby GT is a
low-volume, extremely collectable Mustang for enthusiasts. It also
offers a few more customers the opportunity to experience firsthand
magic of Mustang and Carroll Shelby.”
The Shelby GT is the third modern Shelby Mustang produced through a
collaboration of Ford and Shelby Automobiles. In addition to the
2007 Shelby GT500, Ford and Shelby created 500 copies of the Ford
Shelby GT-H, which are available only through select Hertz rental
“We have been overwhelmed at the number of people who want to buy a
version of the Shelby GT-H,” said Carroll Shelby, CEO of Shelby
Automobiles, Inc. “The Shelby GT will deliver the power and balanced
handling of the Shelby GT-H, but with more performance potential,
especially due to the available manual transmission.”
Modern Shelby Mustangs have proven to be extremely desirable among
Mustang and Shelby enthusiasts. For example, in January an early
production Shelby GT500 sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for
$600,000, with proceeds benefiting the Carroll Shelby Children’s
Foundation. On July 28, a Shelby GT-H was sold for $250,000 at the
EAA AirVenture, with proceeds benefiting the Youth Eagles aviation
proven by Ford Racing
“The Shelby GT builds on
the expertise of Ford Racing, the experience of Carroll Shelby and
the Shelby team to deliver an incredible driving experience that is
unmistakably Shelby,” says Jamie Allison, manager, Ford Racing
Performance Group. “And, like every Shelby Mustang should be, the
Shelby GT is ready to be both a weekday driver and a weekend warrior
for track days.”
The Shelby GT driving dynamics are fine tuned with the Ford Racing
Handling Pack, which was developed by the same engineers that
developed the Ford Racing FR500C, which won the 2005 Grand-Am Cup
Championship. New coil springs drop the overall ride height by an
inch-and-a-half for a more aggressive stance and reduced body roll.
Stiffer dampers and front swaybar further enhance cornering feel and
body control. To showcase the key performance modifications, Ford
Racing painted all the key suspension components, including the
damper, spring, and swaybar Ford Racing Blue.
A front strut-tower brace adds additional strength to the chassis
structure, and P235/55ZR18 high-performance tires maximize the
benefits of the chassis upgrades.
Under hood, the Ford Racing Power Pack increases the output of the
naturally aspirated, three-valve, 4.6-liter V-8 to 325-horsepower,
and 330 pound-feet of torque. The Power Pack includes a 90
millimeter cold-air intake and a new performance engine calibration
for improved response. The high-flow exhaust system with X-pipe
crossover offers better power delivery and a throaty V-8 exhaust
note. A shorter rear-axle ratio is installed to capitalize on the
Shelby GT coupe’s extra power, especially accelerating off the line.
For Shelby GT models equipped with a manual transmission, a Hurst
short-throw shifter is installed for more precise shift action.
“The Shelby GT is great fun on the track,” continues Shelby. “It’s
got the heart and soul of the Mustang GT pumped up with a strong
motor, nimble chassis and great sound. It’s one of those rare cars
that’s easy to drive really fast.”
Authentic Shelby design cues
The Shelby GT will be
offered only as a coupe, and only in two exterior colors,
Performance White or Black. Both colors are accented by silver
LeMans-style racing stripes – a signature detail of classic Shelby
Mustangs. The LeMans stripes extend over the hood, roof, and trunk,
and are complemented by matching side stripes with “Shelby GT”
The powerful face of the Shelby GT features a unique front fascia,
with a more aggressive lower air dam. The brushed-aluminum grille is
accented by an offset Mustang logo. In addition, the Shelby GT has a
new hood scoop that comes directly from the famed Shelby Cobra
The side profile features chrome-finished 18-inch wheels and unique
side scoops just before the rear wheel arches. The rear fascia
frames the larger dual exhaust tips, and is topped by Shelby badging
on the trunk lid.
Inside, features include ‘Shelby GT’ logo floor mats and custom sill
plates with Shelby GT nomenclature. In addition, the Shelby GT
features an authentication plate on the center dashboard, as well as
matching tag underhood. This tag features the CSX number, which is
recorded in the Shelby Automobiles registry.
Shelby GT models will begin as a stock Mustang GT assembled at
AutoAlliance International assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich. The
cars are then shipped to the Shelby Automobiles facility in Las
Vegas for modification before delivery to Ford dealerships.
“The Shelby team in Las Vegas is excited about building the Shelby
GT,” said Amy Boylan, President of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. “With
our friends at Ford, we are creating the next chapter in the Shelby
Offering a steed for every need
“It’s an exciting time
to be a muscle car fan, as legendary names from the 1960’s are being
reincarnated in the marketplace,” says Felice. “As the Shelby GT
shows, Ford will continue to dominate the new muscle car wars just
as we have done for over forty years. No other nameplate will be
able to match the depth and breadth of options the Mustang offers.”
In support of Ford’s “steed for every need” strategy, Ford now
offers four horsepower options for Mustang, with pricing from
$19,995 for a 210-hp V-6 Mustang coupe to $46,500 for a 500-hp
Shelby GT500 convertible.
Ford has also introduced several special packages on Mustang further
increasing its unique offerings, including the Pony Package and the
California Special. And there are plans for more in the future.
In addition, Ford Racing offers a complete catalog of performance
parts for Mustang fans, from custom wheels and exhausts to the
complete, turn-key Ford Racing Mustang FR500C race car.
As a result, Ford offers Mustang enthusiasts the ability to buy,
modify and drive the steed that perfectly fits their need.
For more information about Shelby Automobiles, Inc., and a
sneak-peak of the build of the first Shelby GT prototypes, visit