825 HP CARROLL SHELBY SIGNATURE SERIES MUSTANG INTRODUCED

Shelby South Africa

The 2020 model Carroll Shelby Signature Series Ford Mustang was introduced by Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), at the National Automobile Dealer Association Show (NADA) in Las Vegas in early 2020. It is the only sports car in the world available in new car dealer showrooms with a choice of convertible or fastback, automatic or manual transmission and 825 street legal horsepower. A total of 50 limited-edition sports cars will be available.

“The limited edition 2020 Carroll Shelby Signature Series Mustang is the ultimate combination of exceptional design and amazing brawn,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “From its refined, yet functional styling to its poised handling and awesome power, this is the most polished performance car in Shelby American’s history. With its performance capabilities, this Shelby is the automotive equivalent to a champion ultimate fighter who looks as good in a tux as he performs in the ring.”

The Shelby American team spent the past two years carefully engineering and refining the car to create a vehicle worthy of Carroll Shelby’s name. They worked closely with Ford Performance and other partners on the new vehicle.

The Shelby Signature Series Mustang features a Shelby-specific tuned suspension, up to 825 horsepower, high flow exhaust and new brakes. The car’s bodywork may be the element most noticed by enthusiasts.

“The body was widened with high quality aluminum fenders to create a ‘square’ footprint,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American Vice President of Operations and Chief of R&D. “This allows the one-piece forged Monoblock wheels and Ford Performance tuned MagneRide suspension to maximize the incredible power churned out by the supercharged 5.0-liter motor. The metallic ram air hood, front fascia and bodywork were all carefully sculpted to both tame the air and dramatically drop under hood temperatures. The fit and finish are unbelievable, making it as stunning at rest as it is in motion on the road or track.”

The new model was shown for the first time in the Shelby Tuscany exhibit at NADA from February 14-16. All 50 super cars will be identified by special badging and will be listed in the official Shelby Registry. The cars can be ordered in any standard 2019/2020 Ford Mustang South African colours.

“There are many aspects to performance, which is why we addressed every aspect of the car,” said Patterson. “We spent enormous energy to maximize speed, reliability and consistency. These enhancements will enable the Signature Series Shelby to perform flawlessly lap after lap and mile after mile.”

The mighty 825 horsepower V8 price is available on request and is dependent on the rand / dollar exchange rate. The car comes with a 3 year/60 000km warranty. (Shelby SA have a value add for 2020 orders with an extended warranty of 4 year/ 80 000km.)

The Carroll Shelby Signature Series Ford Mustang will be available through select Shelby dealers across North America. A limited number will be built by select Shelby mod shops and distributors internationally. Individuals interested in these or any other Shelby vehicle can contact Shelby South Africa directly.

Carroll Shelby Signature Series Mustang Specifications

Performance

  • 825HP Shelby by Whipple supercharger system*
  • Shelby extreme cooling
 (radiator, aluminum tank, heat exchanger)
  • Performance half shafts
  • Transmission cooling (automatic only)
  • Short throw shifter (manual only)
  • One-piece drive shaft (manual only)

  • Ford Performance wheel studs
  • Ford Performance MagneRide handling pack
  • 20”x11” forged aluminum wheels, black or polished one-piece 6061-t6 monoblock forging
  • Shelby performance spec tires
  • Shelby by Borla exhaust system, custom tips
  • Shelby by Brembo brake system
(6 piston front, 4 piston rear)

  • Shelby exclusive brake & bearing duct cooling system

Interiors

  • Shelby spec interior upgrade

  • Floor mats and door sill plates
  • Gauge cluster with gauges

  • CSM badging (engine + dash)
  • Engine cap set

Exteriors

  • Shelby engineered body components:

  • Front fascia assembly with air managed ducts and grilles

  • Rocker panels and rocker wings

  • Aluminum front fenders with extractors

  • Metallic ram air hood with vents and extractors

  • Striping, badging, deep tinted windows

  • Rear diffuser, tail panel, rear spoiler

Optional Features

  • Painted stripes
  • Shelby Wide Body package
  • Rear seat delete and harness bar

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