Shelby to unveil 1,200HP Mustang at New York Auto Show

Craig Lloyd - Mar 26, 2013, 8:26am CDT
Shelby to unveil 1,200HP Mustang at New York Auto Show

Shelby is best known for its radically-modified Mustangs, as well as the classic AC Cobras from the 1960s. The company will be making an appearance at this week’s New York Auto Show to unveil its newest creation: the 2013 Shelby Mustang 1000 S/C, which will pack a whopping 1,200 horsepower under the hood. The company plans to unveil the new car on Thursday.

Shelby has built three models based on Ford’s Mustang lineup, consisting of the Cobra, GT350, and GT500. Of course, Ford builds their own GT500, but Shelby’s variant takes this to a different level, packing in over 660 horsepower. The 1000 S/C, on the other hand, will have twice that, making it Shelby’s most-powerful car to date.

The 1000 S/C packs a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 engine — the same one from Shelby’s 2013 GT500, which has a top speed of 202 mph. This is paired with a reinforced six-speed manual transmission that allows for a street legal 1,200 horsepower at the flywheel, and probably close to 1,000 horsepower at the wheels.

It’s such an insane car, that it won’t even pass California’s emissions tests, so Californians are out of luck here. In fact, many people are out of luck, thanks to the roughly $210,000 price tag. Essentially, Shelby is taking the 2013 GT500 template and modifying it a bit to make it a 1000 S/C. The GT500 costs just south of $55,000, and the conversion costs for turning it into a 1000 S/C is a cool $155,000.

[via Digital Trends]


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9 Responses to Shelby to unveil 1,200HP Mustang at New York Auto Show

      • Actually, consumer reports has really liked the mustangs for the past few years. even the v8s. People don’t buy mustangs, corvettes, challengers, etc because they are reliable commuter cars…they are buying a toy that also happens to be useful.

        • That’s true. The Mustang is a CR Recommended vehicle and has good reliability as well.

  1. Wow! The world’s first 1200 HP car that can’t handle worth shit. I hope the driver is well insured.

    • The point is a bit moot since there are very few public roads in the USA you could actually hit full throttle. Maybe if you live in wyoming or some other sparsely populated state. Either cops, traffic, or road quality will make it hard to open that car up. And you would have to be going pretty fast already for the tires not to break loose at 1200hp. I’m sure it has a crazy traction control system, because imagine driving it in the rain or snow…low…drop a dime on the throttle and the back end is now in front…hopefully they are offering mandatory track training with purchase. I remember a well known engine builder saying a few years back that anybody who wants more than 600 hp in a street car has something wrong with them (and he sold 1400hp pump-gas crate engines with warranty!). Might be a fun car to convert to a salt flats racer. Other than than, the 1200 horse is parking lot bragging rights.

    • Actually current Mustangs handle quite well. But 1200HP is way too much for almost anyone. I guess Shelby will do whatever they feel like doing…

  2. Lalala – you are absolutely ignorant. What does not handle worth a shit mean? With slight modifications these new Mustangs pull over 1 g on the skid pad. Also their braking is above many others. What are you basing your wild conjecture on? Cluelessness it seems is apparent!

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