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2013 Shelby 1000 S/C Mustang screams out 1200 horsepower

Do you think 1,200 horsepower is enough?  Well, before answering the question, make sure you’ve actually driven a vehicle possessing such power before going further.  Yeah, exactly.  We haven’t either, unless we could count a diesel locomotive with 6,000 horsepower…but that’s another story entirely unrelated to the Ford Mustang.  Shelby American today announced their latest Shelby 1000 S/C Mustang, pumping out an insane amount of pavement-pounding power: 1,200, to put the rating to the racks.

So what does one do with a Ford Mustang pumping out 1,200 horsepower?  Ummm, grin huge…and for the entire duration of ownership.  This is what happens when Shelby American is tasked to 1-up themselves from the prior model year (2012) and its production of 1,000hp…which is still a completely silly amount of power to have in a streetable, yet quite strip-worthy Mustang.

Given this potency of power, this Shelby Mustang comes with quite the healthy price tag.  The 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C boasts a sticker shock value of $154,995–and that’s after shelling out the $54,995 for the base 2013 Shelby GT500.  So is nearly $210K worth 1,200 in a Mustang?  Keep reading to get the dirty details in the Press Release and see for yourself.

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ROUSH Performance 2014 Ford Mustang lineup

As we inch closer to the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary, we see the entire scene of rumor mills and the aftermarket start to buzz up with 2014 Mustang details. The latest scoop of the week is the official announcement (and details surrounding) the hot 2014 ROUSH Mustang lineup. The RS, Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 Mustangs will take the field by storm by starting with a new 2014 Mustang and massaging them as is desired by customers into ROUSH Performance creations, backed by warranty, and produced by quality craftsmen.

ROUSH’s 5.0-liter Mustangs which receive the R2300 ROUSHcharger setup are going to pump out a staggering 575hp and 505 lb-ft of torque…more than enough to get the rubber transformed into powder on the pavement. That being said, this latest round of ROUSHs is going to also maximize efficiencies, reduce weight, and make the experience one that is totally drivable and durable, regardless of being at the track or on the street. The crew at ROUSH has also upped the ante this time around by included 2 new options for customers to include: an optional X-Brace for increased body rigidity and also a rear seat delete.

Also, as is customary with all late model ROUSH Mustang instances, expect to see the 5-spoke, chromed signature wheels, wrapped with beefy Cooper RS3 rubber. Add in some awesome new looks with the aero body package, lots of graphics colors to pick from, and there should not be anyone out there that says “I just don’t like my ROUSH.”.

Keep reading to get the entire story on what to expect from the 2014 Mustang a la ROUSH.

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Tribute 2013 Shelby GT500 hit the block

Remember earlier this week, we told you the Barrett-Jackson auction would have a host of Ford Mustang specimens up for grabs?  Well, one in particular caught our eye earlier this afternoon.  A one-off special edition 2013 Shelby GT500 Mustang hit the block and ended up ticking out a healthy$150,000 closing price.  This dollar amount benefits a good charitable cause, so it’s not just another high-priced Mustang sale all for naught.  This car is also signed by Ford CEO Alan Mulally as well as Bill Ford Jr, and Edsel Ford.

Check out more on this over at the SpeedTV site, linked below.

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2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Wide Body

If you didn’t already get a chance to catch it at the 2013 North American International Auto Show, then here is an opportunity to get as much of the 850 horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake “Wide Body” as you can handle.  This venomous beast starts with the already crazy-powerful stock 2013 GT500 (662hp, anyone?) and ups the ante to a 50-state-legal 850hp…on 91-octane fuel.  Add to it the new “Wide Body” option to help its performance as well as appearance, and you’re beholding what’s likely the best Shelby Mustang, to date.

The 13″ rear and 10″ front wheels help give the 2013 Shelby GT500 “Wide Body” its excessively aggressive raked look, as a true throwback to muscle cars of the past. “The optional wide body package isn’t just a cosmetic change, it now gives the Super Snake much more traction and makes it easy to exploit the Shelby’s potential right past the competition.” said Gary Davis, vice president of production at Shelby American.

What’s more, aside from insane amounts of Mustang muscle, is prospective buyers can select from a few choice hues: Satin Black, Gloss White, Silver, Blue and Red stripes.  Additionally, and for the first time, wheel options include a rear-only or front and rear “wide body” packages.

Keep reading to get the rest of the dirty details in the Press Release which follows.

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2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang HFB Special Edition giveaway

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Interested in winning a free 2013 Shelby GT500 Ford Mustang?  Sure you are…if you aren’t, well then, you’re definitely on the wrong website.  Imagine an all-black, 800+ horsepower 2013 GT500 and being handed the keys–pretty picture, right?  That is what’s going to happen this week, when the HFB Special Edition Shelby GT500 is given away as part of SPEED’s coverage of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event and Auction in Scottsdale this Tuesday (January 15th).

Entrance into this contest is detailed below, in the news bite, with the winner chosen on Sunday (Jan. 20).  Note also, there’s a day-by-day breakdown of the events going on at this incredible event.  If you end up “playing” the game, best of luck to you in winning this awesome 2013 GT500!

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Saleen unveils their own 351 Ford Mustang

Hot on the heels of Steve Saleen regaining his namesake brand comes the first model announcement since the news was released. Making his announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the well known man of Mustangs announced the Saleen 351 Mustang.  It’s been well over a decade since Saleen released a 351 cubic inch powered Ford Mustang, with the S351 moniker, and now, the team is back with a follow-up rendition to pay homage to the original…and then some.  So what’s the big to-do with this latest installment from Saleen?  Just a dose of 700hp and over 650 spins of torque, that’s what.  How’s it done?  The Saleen supercharger sits atop the base 302 power plant and a 6-speed gearbox help put the ponies to the pavement, with a load of Saleen flair and styling .

Keep reading to get the rest of the technical details in the Press Release from Saleen.

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ROUSH Unveils 700hp Ford Mustang at SEMA 2012

In case you missed the hottest Roush at this year’s SEMA show, we’ve got your back. This 2013 Ford Mustang variant couples efforts from three aftermarket performance firms, resulting in a Roush Mustang which packs a 700hp punch. Impressive. What all goes into the making of this beast? We’ll get you the full scoop later on, but here’s a taste–a Ford Racing Alumninator Engine, a ROUSH Phase 3 Supercharger Kit, and lots more…

Performance figures aside, this latest Roush installment isn’t too hard on the eyes, either. A unique coat of paint, lots of exterior & interior trimmings, and of course the Roush applique to spice things up, all factor in to make this 700hp / 585tq Mustang a serious contender in the aftermarket. After all, there are Shelby Mustangs pumping out over 800hp, so it’s time to keep field full of players!

Curious to know more? Keep reading to get the rest of the story from Roush.

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Ford Mustang variants queued for 2012 SEMA show

If you’re actually able to get a flight away from (hurricane) Sandy and enjoy the scenery of Las Vegas, then the 2012 SEMA show is going to deliver, for sure.  OK, Ford Mustang fans, you know the drill here–get ready to take on a barrage of aftermarket Mustang customizations and modifications, all bent on separating you from your wallet.  Ford has let out a preview menu of what’s to come with a massive list of teasers, with their very own SEMA page featuring their specials.  In addition to Ford’s official spin-offs, other SEMA editions by Ringbrothers, Mothers, Autosport Dynamics, RTR, DSO Eyewear, Stitchcraft, 3dCarbon, Kenny Brown, and M2-Motoring are set to steal the show from the poser competition.

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One-off GT500 Ford Mustang pays homage to Carroll Shelby

On the eve of the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang and recently losing a motorsports legend, Ford Racing and Shelby American have announced a 2013 Shelby GT500 that dispenses an incredible amount of power…850 horses under-hood, to be exact.  This 2013 GT500 is aimed at commemorating the legends of both the Ford Mustang as well as the man who had a dramatic influence in the pony car’s lineage.

The 2013 Shelby Cobra of concern achieves this awesome power feat by starting with the (already “healthy”) 662-horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 and jumps to an output of 850 horsepower via  a Ford Racing 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger.   There’s also its menacing stance, 345 wide rear rubber, upgraded braking, and a killer color (Guardsman Blue, striped with Wimbledon White) setting this Shelby GT500 above all the rest.

Keep reading to get the full scoop in the official PR from Shelby American.

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20 years of SVT and Ford Mustang goodness at Woodward Ave

Every late-summer, Ford Mustang fanatics (and many other automotive junkies) all get together for an incredible display of American history & legends at the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise.  This year (2012) marks a unique milestone for Ford, however, as the Special Vehicle Team is celebrating its 20 years of supplying production & aftermarket performance vehicles and applications to the mass-market.  How cool is that?  Hard to believe it has been two decades of awesome, honestly.

The event itself is definitely one to mark your calendar over, with over 800 classic Ford Mustangs on display along with a wide array of special 20th Anniversary SVT performance vehicles.  Additionally, celebrity guest Vaughn Gittin Jr. and many other Ford professional drivers will put on a dramatic “Burn out Box” display for onlookers.  Sounds like a seriously hot blast!

So have we piqued your interest yet?  Thought so…keep reading to get the rest of the details about this fantastic Ford event in the Press Release, following.

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