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.