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The 2014 Shelby GT Mustang

Shelby’s GT Mustang Makes a Comeback

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2014 Shelby GT Mustang

Initial pricing for the base Shelby GT, not including the initial dealership vehicle purchase, is $14,995.

Photo Courtesy of Shelby American
2014 Shelby GT Interior

Some features of the Shelby GT include a Shelby GT dash plaque as well as an A-Pillar gauge pod with boost, fuel and oil pressure gauges on the SC model.

Photo Courtesy of Shelby American
2014 Shelby GT Mustang

The new Shelby GT will produce around 430 horsepower thanks to an engine tune, a modified intake, and Shelby branded exhaust. It will also feature a Ford Racing suspension, custom wheels and tires, a short shifter, a custom Shelby hood, and Le Mans striping.

Photo Courtesy of Shelby American

On November 21, 2013, Shelby American revealed their 2014 Shelby GT Mustang at the annual L.A. Auto Show in Los Angeles, Calif. The car, which is based on the 2014 GT Mustang, first appeared in the Shelby lineup back in 2007. That vehicle, a collaboration between Ford division, Carroll Shelby, and Ford Racing, produced around 320 horsepower and sported an all-performance white or black exterior with matching silver stripes. Then in 2008 Shelby added a convertible option, as well as a new Vista Blue exterior color. The company reports that around 8,000 Shelby GTs were built.

“The Shelby GT was one of the most important vehicles in modern day Shelby history,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “It kicked off Shelby’s rebirth in Las Vegas by putting a Mustang-based small block car into Ford dealerships. Ever since the Shelby GT went out of production, people have clamored for its return.”

New Shelby GT Boasts More Power

The new Shelby GT will produce around 430 horsepower thanks to an engine tune, a modified intake, and Shelby branded exhaust. It will also feature a Ford Racing suspension, custom wheels and tires, a short shifter, a custom Shelby hood, and Le Mans striping. Shelby will also make an even more powerful GT, the GT/SC, available to buyers. This beast is said to push 0-60 in about 3.7 seconds, with quarter mile run times in the 11 second range. The supercharged SC will produce between 525 and 624 horsepower, depending on which version of the supercharged Mustang is selected. The company says customers can opt for a more hard-edged suspension, better braking and supercharger upgrades, as well as a vast selection of performance and styling parts from Shelby Performance Parts.

Post-Title Program

In all, the Shelby GT is available as part of a post-title program. First, those seeking a Shelby GT will need to go to their local Ford dealer and select a 2014 Mustang GT coupe or convertible for upfit. The dealership will then send the vehicle to Shelby where the actual transformation begins. Shelby reports that every material performance aspect of the car is enhanced or replaced to create a potent, balanced performer worthy of the Shelby name.

“While the Shelby GT is very affordable for such an exclusive vehicle, a post title program allows us to take performance to new levels,” said Shelby American VP of Production, Gary Davis. “Working with partners like Ford Racing, it is docile enough to be a daily driver and still dominate the track on the weekends.”

Pricing & Availability

The starting price for the base Shelby GT, not including the initial dealership vehicle purchase, is $14,995. The Shelby GT/SC package starts at around $27,995. Shelby anticipates that a nicely equipped Shelby GT will cost about $45,000 more than the initial cost of the Mustang GT purchase.

“No other carmaker offers this level of performance, heritage and iconic styling at this price, making the Shelby GT the best all-around American car in its class,” said Luft. “Each car will be issued a Shelby American CSM number for documentation in our Shelby American Worldwide Registry to help maximize potential future value.” Shelby will also offer an option in which buyers can drive their new Shelby GT of the factory floor as part of the company’s Factory Delivery program.

Those looking to purchase a 2014 Shelby GT can contact Shelby American at 702-942-7325, or visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

Shelby GT Features (Standard) – 430 Horsepower

•              Caster/Camber plate set

•              Shelby/Barton short shifter

•              Panhard suspension bar

•              Shelby/Borla exhaust

•              Shelby GT dash plaque and Engine Plate

•              Billet upper grille with Ford running pony emblem

•              "Powered by Ford" side badges

•              SHELBY trunk letters

•              20x9 wheels, silver

•              BFG G-Force Comp2 tires  

•              Shelby GT front fascia

•              Shelby GT fiberglass hood

•              Shelby GT carbon laminated hood louvers

•              SHELBY head rest covers

•              Shelby GT LeMans and side stripes

Shelby GT/SC (Upgrade) – 525 or 624 Horsepower

•              Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, 525HP, black or polished

•              Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, 624HP, black or polished

•              Shelby/Wilwood 6-piston front brakes, red

•              Shelby/Wilwood 4-piston rear brakes, red

•              Michelin Pilot Supersport tires

•              A-Pillar gauge pod with boost, fuel and oil pressure gauges

•              Shelby GT/SC side stripes

Other Shelby GT Options – All Packages

Functional

•              Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, 525HP, black or polished

•              Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, 624HP, black or polished

•              Shelby/Kenne Bell supercharger

•              Shelby GT aluminum driveshaft

•              20x9 Wheels, black

•              Shelby/Wilwood 6-piston front brakes, red or black

•              Shelby/Wilwood 4-piston rear brakes, red or black

•              Shelby billet Watts link

•              Eibach sway bar kit

•              Eibach coil-over kit

•              Shelby cooling system

•              Front Spoiler

Styling and Interior

•              Shelby GT front spoiler

•              Shelby GT500 rear spoiler

•              Quarter window covers

•              Light bar w/3rd brake light (convertibles only)

•              Shelby/Kicker audio system

•              Shelby interior upgrade

•              Shelby GT lighted door sill plates

•              Serialized car cover

•              Shelby Wide Body Kit*

•              Factory Delivery

 

Source: Shelby American

 

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