“The Shelby GT500 has always had a mean
street presence with power to back it up,” said Carroll Shelby,
Chairman of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. “We’ve added more
performance and more in your face looks to the most powerful factory
Mustang ever built.”
The 40th Anniversary Limited Edition packages
will be installed at SAI’s new modification center. Customers
will deliver their GT500’s to SAI’ World Headquarters
where each vehicle will be customized with the anniversary package.
“Our Mustang business has expanded rapidly
through the development and production of the Shelby GT-H and the
upcoming Shelby GT,” said Amy Boylan, President of Shelby
Automobiles, Inc. “The mod center will allow us to do special
exclusive cars for a limited group of customers and allow for continued
research and development for mainstream production programs.”
If looks could kill:
The 40th Anniversary Limited Edition package includes a host of
components to let others know that something special is prowling
the streets. On the menacing outside components include carbon fiber
lower front fascia splitter and mirror covers; aluminum hood grille
inserts; deck lid SHELBY letter kit; sequential tail lamps; front
and rear brake duct kits; Anniversary stripe package (convertible
models); special optional 20” American Racing Shelby Razor
wheels and various 40th Anniversary badging including side, grille
and trunk badges.
Inside there is a consecutively numbered dash
plaque, special 40th Anniversary Shelby door sill plates with consecutive
number; floor mats; Shelby snake door handles; center dash mounted
gauge cluster with three Carroll Shelby/Autometer carbon fiber gauges
(boost, oil and fuel pressure); 40th Anniversary arm rest cover
and for convertibles a light bar with solenoid activated light system.
The engine bay receives a consecutive number
plate authenticating the package and installation from SAI and special
billet aluminum caps and covers for power steering, radiator, brake
master cylinder, windshield washer fluid bottle and oil dip stick.
Backing it up:
With 500 horsepower out of the gate, the Shelby GT500 can run like
no other pony that ever grazed a field. The 40th Anniversary Package
ups the ante with additional power by utilizing the Shelby Signature
Borla exhaust system. The cat-back system is designed to maximize
power and give a nice robust “big-block” sound.
Getting the power to the ground is one thing.
Being able to utilize what you want when going into the corners
is another. One key element to the 40th Anniversary package is the
new Shelby/Eibach suspension upgrade for GT500. This new coil over
systems allows for adjustability for both straight line and road
course tracks. The new spring/shock combination lowers the front
a maximum of 0.8-inch and the rear 1.6-inches for a very aggressive
appearance and lower center of gravity. In addition bigger anti-way
bars are included for reduced body roll. The result is flat precise
cornering without a harsh ride.
“We have designed the 40th Anniversary
to honor the special legacy of the GT500 and provide a limited few
a very special car,” said Boylan. “This limited edition
package is only the first for the mod shop and the first upgrades
from SAI for the GT500. There is much more to come."
Available in the first quarter of 2007, the
40th Anniversary Limited Edition will be sold exclusively through
Shelby Automobiles Las Vegas headquarters and a national dealer
network. Interested buyers can contact Shelby Automobiles at (702)
942-7325 or visit the company's web site at www.shelbyautos.com
for more info.