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2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake has 800hp

So, what street nickname do we call the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake by?  The GT800?  Nah, that doesn’t roll off the tongue as well as “GT500″ or “Super Snake” at all.  That said, Shelby American is ready to let loose the latest installation of Ford Mustang horsepower madness with the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 debut at the forthcoming New York International Auto Show.  With 800 horsepower, the Super Snake is most definitely poised to be the one that steals the spotlight of the show.  It’s pretty amazing to think about, with this car coming about, and having the same amount of horsepower available as professional racing cars of the past and present…and maybe the future.

Keep reading to check out all the details in the Press Release that follows!

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Inside Line pits Ford Mustang variants head-to-head

What’s cooler than a Ford Mustang on the track, pitted against its enemies?  Several of today’s Mustangs put to the test against their own limits as well as each other’s.  Inside Line has put up a very slick video and writeup that any Mustang fan will be pumped-up to soak in.  The gunslingers at the O.K. Corral: the Mustang V6, the Mustang GT, the Boss 302 Laguna Seca, and the Shelby GT500.

Between races on the skid and the 1.6-mile course at Streets of Willow, the final victor was decided.  To no surprise to anyone, the higher the price tag and marks of performance lead to the ultimate king.

Keep reading to see the video inside and also be sure to jump over to Inside Line to comb through the entire, well-written article about just what car ended up being picked as the best.

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2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 details emerge

Well, we all know that Ford is not one to stop within the R&D and product promotion arenas, so it’s no surprise the ground pounding photographers are catching glimpses of the forthcoming 2013 Shelby GT500.  What’s most exciting is the GT500 could prospectively pump out well over 600 horsepower.  Carroll, do we need a name change on aisle 5?  Perhaps…

Many sources are pointing to the fact the trusty supercharged 5.4-liter V8 will be bolstered to 5.8-liters (whoa, 351!) and the Eaton M112 will make its curtain call, leaving room for the next-gen TVS unit while providing more power, less noise, and more efficiency overall.

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Check out the 2012 Mustang iPad app

In case you missed it earlier this month, there’s a new app you might want to check out for all things 2012 Ford Mustang.  Ford’s official 2012 Mustang app for the Apple iPad is a slick virtual brochure tour that includes a complete breakdown of 2012 Mustang features, 2012 Mustang packages, and 2012 Mustang specifications.  Check out more inside!

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2011 Shelby GT350 ripping rubber with Hot Rod magazine

While the boys at Hot Rod were busy capturing the latest batch of Shelby goodness we saw late last week, they kept idle minimized with some additional display of Ford Mustang madness. A 2011 Shelby GT350 was pitted against the pavement with one modus operandi; shred the tires in a wondrous, thick screen of smoke. Only a crew from the ever-popular magazine could make one like this and let it fly; it’s just awesome. Check out the video, inside!

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Hot Rod pits Shelby Snake vs Shelby Cobra

What do you get when you take two Shelby creations, tons of horsepower, favorable power-weight ratios, and an open track?  Duh.  Smiles for miles!  The editorial staff over at Hot Rod magazine was able to pair up the 2011 Shelby Super Snake Ford Mustang against a heart-stopping 427 Shelby Cobra in order to see just which car has the stones to best the other.  The two lucky pilots, Rob Kinnan from Hot Rod & Gary Patterson from Shelby American, set out on the road course & drag strip to see just what these cars had to bring to the table.  So just which car ended up with the big W?  Keep going to find out… Continue Reading →

2012 Shelby GT350 drops the top in Chicago

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years, you know full well the Ford Mustang aftermarket scene has been dominated by the legendary Shelby Mustang nameplate.  Today, in Chicago, the Mustang legend lives on with the unveiling of the 2012 Shelby GT350.  What marks this occasion more important than most of Shelby’s latest derivatives of the Ford Mustang brand is that in addition to the Performance White hue, buyers can now opt for a Race Red or a Kona Blue version of the GT350 Mustang.  More still, the 2012 Shelby marks the first time since 1970 Shelby has released a convertible version of its GT series Mustang.

While the 2012 GT350 won’t see any performance improvements over its 2011 GT350 predecessor, it does fancy options such as: a full body kit, Cragar wheels, upgraded braking, a tuned sport suspension, and many more mentionables.  These are just some of the finer touches when buyers already have the choice of 3 power plants: the 430hp, the 525hp, or the 624hp V8 offerings.

Ready for more?  Keep reading to check out the two new hues, along with the PR from Shelby.

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2012 Shelby GT500 Order Guide served

Well, the doubt has been destroyed regarding the return of the Shelby GT500 for 2012, as the order guide for the famous & powerful Mustang has surfaced.  The 2012 Shelby GT500 order guide describes what we’ve seen in years past within these Ford documents and it shows the 2012 GT500 will remain pretty much the same as the 2011 GT500 offering.  Only a few quick cosmetics and some minor features have been added to the recipe: new illuminated dual vanity mirrors, a universal garage door opener, and a multi-purpose storage system in the cabin.

MSRP is set at $49,495 with the topless version ticking in at $54,495…destination & delivery inclusive.  See below for a high-level look at what’s to come for the 2012 Shelby GT500 Mustang.

  • $1,595 - Recaro Leather Sport Seats
  • $1,995 - Glass Roof
  • $2,340 - Electronics Package (Navigation and Dual Zone Climate Control)
  • $3,995 - SVT Performance Package (includes upgraded wheels are 19″x9.5 (F) 20″x9.5″ (R) Premium Painted Forged Aluminum wheels)
  • $375 - Full Vehicle Cover
  • $1,295 - Shaker 1000 w/ In-Dash CD, MP3, 10 Speakers

Click here for the order guide.  –> 2012 Shelby GT500 Order Guide

Source: MustangHeaven

Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro go flat out in the flats

The clash of the titans continues to ring onward.  The latest test of muscle and strength has been compiled by the tech-heads over at Popular Mechanics, pitting our famed Ford Mustang against the [evil] Chevrolet Camaro in an all-out, no holds barred, speed test.  The venue: Bonneville Salt Flats.  The challenge: crank it to 11 and see who gets it done properly.

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StangNet-endorsed Ford Mustang wins Forum Wars

In case you have been living under a rock and missed it the first time around, we’re back to give you some closure on just how well the StangNet-powered Ford Mustang Shelby GT, piloted by Rob Krider, fared in the Royal Purple Forum Wars.  Well, the results are quite conclusive, and as you’ve guessed from the headline, StangNet came out on top of many different car enthusiast communities, with thanks to a solid performance machine found in the Shelby GT Mustang and a driver with skills solid enough to walk the talk.

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