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On the block: Prudhomme Edition Shelby GT500 Super Snake

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News on the Shelby Ford Mustang front has somewhat settled for a bit, but we recently caught wind that the original concept Prudhomme Edition Shelby GT500 Super Snake Mustang is headed to Barrett-Jackson in a couple of months.  This Shelby a la Prudhomme is equipped with a 5.4-liter modular V8 boosted by a Kenne Bell supercharger (800hp on racing fuel / 750hp on 93 octane) with a custom air intake punching straight through the hood.  It also comes straight-up & ready to drag down the strip with a roll bar, fully adjustable BMR suspension, and drag racing tires.  Keep reading to get more detail in the Press Release.

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Shelby Announces a Barrage of “new” Ford Mustangs

2010 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Ford Mustang

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for this past week, you’re well aware of the onslaught of Ford Mustang packages recently announced by Shelby Automobiles.  Several packages to upgrade the first generation S197 (2005 through 2009) Mustangs and announcement of the 2010 Shelby GT500 Super Snake (pictured above) were detailed to the public just a few days ago.  All of the new Shelby packages can be applied to the Mustang GT, Shelby GT, and the Shelby GT500 pony cars currently in ownership circulation.  Ready for the laundry list of Shelby applications?  Brace yourselves; this might be just a bit much.  There is almost a half-dozen new Ford Mustang combinations based upon Mustangs people already own.  C’mon, Shelby…a twist on the old adage (you can get too much of a good thing) might come to fruition here and end up with a dreaded backfire.  Commercialism and marketing of something artistic and unique is a good thing…until it becomes overly common. Continue Reading →

Blind Man wins 2010 Ford Mustang Test Drive

Blind Man wins contest for Ford Mustang drive

When it comes to the Ford Mustang and its faithful fan following, there are always great stories and memories involved. We’ve seen the 2010 Mustang given away to one of our Armed Services personnel. We’ve seen some great video productions in a recent Ford video contest. We’ve witnessed firsthand how a Shelby GT500 changed the way people think about Mustang modification. There is one recent unique story we’d like to share at this point: how a blind man got the chance of a lifetime when he won a (spirited) test drive in a brand new 2010 Mustang convertible. Roger Keeney had always dreamed of driving a new Ford Mustang, but since being blinded in 1990, he hasn’t quite had the chance to do so, let alone drive any car. Continue Reading →

2010 Shelby GT500 to Pace the Mustangs Across America Cruise

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 MAA pace car

Just ahead of the 45th Anniversary celebration for the Ford Mustang, several enthusiasts set up to gather and cruise across the USA from Las Vegas to Birmingham for the festivities.  The cross-country trip started on April 11th and will end in Birmingham on April 15th.  Over 600 Ford Mustangs from over a dozen states will participate in the event, which will be paced by none other than a 2010 Shelby GT500, adorned in red, white, and blue.  Upon arrival, fanatics will be able take part in the largest Mustang celebration in history, with hundreds of thousands of spectators expected to attend!  Check out all the specific details within the Press Release we’ve included for you.

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On the Block: First 2010 Shelby GT500 and …

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2005 Mustang GT Concept up for Auction

Get your paddles and pocketbooks ready, everyone–you’ve got a chance to pick up the very first retail 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 during the 7th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction next month.  In addition to the Shelby GT500, two Mustang GT concept cars are also going to be up on the block in honor of the 45th Anniversary of the car we love so much.  The proceeds from these three sales are solely for charity and each of the three Ford Mustang auctions are set at No Reserve.  If you can’t make the trip to southern Florida, be sure to tune into SPEED for live, hi-def video coverage of the entire event.  Keep reading to check out the full detail in the Press Release following two more drops of sweet Ford Mustang goodness. Continue Reading →

Shelby & Ford Racing Announce 2009 Shelby GT R Model

Shelby GT R Ford Mustang

Pinning up a successful nameplate once again, Carroll Shelby’s automotive division and Ford Racing have joined forces to release about three dozen “Jerry Titus Edition” track cars based upon the Ford Shelby GT Mustang.  This packed out pony will reportedly boast 550hp from the force-fed 4.6L power plant, tout a 3.73:1 rear gear ratio, a 6-speed gearbox, and of course, a full track tuned suspension.  The pinnacle note of the 2009 Shelby GT R Model will be to recnognize the 1965 SCCA championship of Jerry Titus and the last few units of the current S197 Mustang design.  Keep reading to get the official scoop on this “last blast” from Ford and Shelby for the 2005 through 2009 Ford Mustang production series.

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2010 Shelby GT500 Launch in Detroit

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Just days ago, we showed you the first official images of the 2010 Shelby GT500 and now, they have let this hot 2010 Mustang a la Shelby out of the bag for all to see in person at the Detroit Auto Show this weekend.  With star-struck fans surrounding the sweet SVT Snake, Mark Fields (Ford President of the Americas) made the official announcement for the 2010 GT500, sending chills down everyone’s spine.  What we found the coolest at the debut, however, was the Grabber Blue convertible that stole the show.  With its roaring presence for all to hear, it definitely captivated the attention it deserves.  There’s even a photo we snagged of the Grabber Blue GT500 convertible laying down some sweet-smelling rubber on stage to add a little bit of shock and awe to the debut.  Keep reading to digest the Ford Press Release and all the images from the 2010 Shelby GT500 unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show. Continue Reading →

2010 Shelby GT500 Wallpaper

Just a few months back, we gave you a healthy dose of eye candy on the 2010 Mustang and now, after the exciting announcement of the hot 2010 Shelby GT500, we are back to give you something more to adorn your computer’s wallpaper with.  These official hi-res images of the Ford 2010 GT500 should give you and any passerby a serious heart rate and/or adrenaline increase upon sight.  Hmm, I think we have our favorite already applied…we are lovin’ those wheels!  Enjoy, everyone. Continue Reading →

It’s Official: 2010 Shelby GT500

2010 Shelby GT500

Following closely behind the coattails of the 2010 Mustang debuted at the LA Auto Show just weeks ago, and battling the bailout madness comes the refined and renewed 2010 Shelby GT500. The 2010 Mustang saw updates to its physique, interior, and prowess when compared to the current (2005 – 2009) S197 platform, and the 2010 GT500 is going to take those updates to the next level. With more power, more refinement, more excitement, the 2010 Shelby GT500 takes cues from the GT500KR and delivers them in a way only Ford’s SVT division can provide. StangNet.com is proud to present to you with this exclusive look at the new 2010 Shelby GT500 in an array of images and of course, the official Press Release from Ford Motor Company. If you feel like closing this window now and NOT looking further, you’d better check your pulse. Continue Reading →

The Boys from Livernois Unleash the GT800R

Livernois Motorsports GT800R

Well, there is one thing for sure when it comes to the Mustang aftermarket; it is always producing specialties and one-offs that are born crowd pleasers. Enter the GT800R, modified by the crew at Livernois Motorsports. Equipped with enough aftermarket add-ons to get to over 800, yes, 800 horsepower, this modified Shelby takes on what the GT500KR has…and then some. During one test run on a DynoJet, the GT800R produced a whopping 814 hp and 751 ft-lbs of torque! Keep reading to see the photos, modifications, and also a video of the car in action. Continue Reading →