GT500 Project

Project Completion:  2008
Classic Design Concepts has partnered with StangNet.com in order to produce the Glassback Shelby GT500, the latest flagship project car of StangNet.com.  After completing a once in a lifetime deal with Dean Sellers Ford in Troy, Michigan, StangNet founder Michael Raburn knew he had to make this car stand out amongst the herd of other contemporary Shelby Mustang offerings.  What better way is there to get the job done than to team up with renowned aftermarket designer & developer, Classic Design Concepts (CDC)?  So far, there is none to speak of.

StangNet 2007 GT500 Project

From the completely new, one-off custom crafted CDC Glassback roof to custom paint work (by hand, mind you) performed by Jeff Niffin of Ladd Road, this car is teeming with tenacity and begs for glamorous exposure…and it gets it every time.  Custom Blue painted stripes, a custom massaged rear ducktail spoiler, a painted lower front spoiler, a lower front grille with driving lights, and 2008 GT500 HID headlights are just the beginning of the fantastic exterior package.  Upon a second pass, you’ll notice there are C-pillar louvered scoops in place, the sideview mirrors are color-keyed, and the brake cooling ducts (mounted in place of the factory fog lamps) are not just faux pieces–they are ready to put out the impending brake “fire” at the track.

Custom front spoiler with brake ducts and lighting.

As you head down to the lower levels, the ride is markedly lower, due to a Steeda coilover suspension, which is well-matched to a set of CCW SP20 19″ Wheels–deep dish lip included on the rear.  It’s a good thing the lip is there to help widen the traction pattern, as the need to grab the road is assisted by a set of BFGoodrich KDW tires.

Inside the cockpit, most accoutrements are stock (for now) save for a Ford GT Push Button Start System, as well as completely new (yet to officially release) Rockford Fosgate Mustang sound system.  Oh, and of course, should you get caught out of the garage actually driving or riding in this customized Shelby GT500, you can always simply look up and enjoy the skyline through the CDC Glassback.

Custom one off rear spoiler and lower painted valance.

The exhaust system, surely to cycle as flavors change, is currently an MRT catted H-pipe (midpipe) coupled to a state of the art, stainless steel MagnaFlow catback system.  You’ve probably heard the GT500 purr and roar in promotional videos–now, just imagine what she can do when unbridled and allowed to really run…sounds good, doesn’t it?

Glass Roof with vinyl striping to match.

Complete details of modifications here

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MODIFICATIONS:

CDC GT500 Glassback Roof
CDC Custom Rear Shelby spoiler
CDC GT500 Lower Front Grill with Driving Lights
CDC C-Pillar Louvered Scoops
CDC Sequential Signals and Mirrors
Custom GT500 Painted Stripes (custom blue color)
Custom GT500 Side Stripes to match painted stripes
Custom Painted/Striped Strut Brace
Custom Painted Rocker, Front Spoiler and Rear Valance.
Painted Valve Covers
Custom Paint by Jeff Niffin
Custom Functional Brake Ducts
2008 Ford GT500 HID Headlights
Ford GT Push Button Start
CCW SP20 19″ Wheels
BFG KDW Tires
Steeda Coil Over Suspension
C&L GT500 Mass Air System and Tune
Magnaflow Catback
MRT Catted H-Pipe
Rockford Fosgate Mustang Sound System

For a complete breakdown of all the upgrades, please VISIT THIS PAGE.

SPONSORS:

Classic Design Concepts
Ford Motor Company
Steeda Autosports
Magnaflow Exhaust
Mustang Racing
Rockford Fosgate
C&L Performance
NewTakeOff Parts

Partners:

Artworks Design and Graphics
Jeff Niffin Custom Painting
Complete Custom Wheel
Colgan Bras

Coverage:
Cover of Modified Mustang
Cover of Mustang Times
Glassback Shelby GT500
(Mustang Life Magazine)
StangNet’s Glassback GT500 project (AutoBlog.com)
See-Through ‘Stang: Glassback Shelby GT500 Unleashed (Edmunds Inside Line)
Rockford Fosgate Mustang Audio Package Rocks the Pony (Edmunds Insideline)
Stangnet’s Glassback Shelby GT500 Project Car(MustangBlog.com)
StangnNet GT500 Project (TopSpeed.com)