By Steve & Tamami Laser
Without a doubt, this is turning out to be a banner year for car enthusiasts. Following hot on the heels of the new Mustang and its high-performance variants including the Shelby® Mustang GT350 and GT350R, we now have word that Shelby American will offer a new model under its own label called the 2015 Shelby GT designed for enthusiasts worldwide.
Shelby American launched the first global Shelby GT muscle car today in Las Vegas which is based on the 2015 Ford Mustang GT. The company announced that “One of the most popular cars in Shelby history, the 627 HP 2015 Shelby GT, was unveiled today at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in Ford Motor Company’s booth.” Shelby is now taking orders with delivery of cars planned for the beginning of the second quarter this year.
The company says that every aspect of the Shelby GT is enhanced to create a potent all-around performer. Like its predecessor, this car features Ford Racing Performance Parts including a 627 HP supercharger, performance handling kit and half shafts. Gearing has been upgraded to 3.73 gears and teamed with chrome-tipped Borla exhaust. The Shelby GT rides on a staggered set of WELD Racing wheels shod with sticky Michelin tires.
The new Shelby GT offers a performance handling kit, six piston front brakes, a new hood with functional air vents and other components like a two-piece rear diffuser. All of the Shelby exclusive exterior parts are made of carbon fiber and look good painted or unpainted. Shelby exclusive front grilles, made entirely out of billet aluminum enhance the aggressive front styling.
According to the company, a Shelby GT can be built based on either a manual or automatic 2015 Mustang GT, is 50 state emissions legal in the USA and runs on pump gas. Shelby’s most demanding customers can order a ’15 Shelby GT with a long list of options including a 700+HP performance upgrade, adjustable suspension, upgraded big brake kit, and a number of interior upgrades. Shelby American says the price of the base Shelby GT modification, not including the owner’s supplied Ford Mustang GT, is $39,995.
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