Shelby American, the brand behind fire-breathing Ford Mustang models like the Super Snake and the GT350, announced Thursday at the 2013 New York Auto Show a 1,200-horsepower Shelby 1000 S/C.
The company also announced it’s getting into the truck business. Or, rather, back into the truck business.
The Nevada-based company unveiled the Shelby Raptor, a supercharged version of the already-mean Ford F-150 SVT Raptor that Highway 1 tested in 2011. This isn’t the first time a truck has been sold with the Shelby name on it; the company sold a 175-horsepower Shelby Dakota truck in 1989.
The latest Shelby pickup puts that figure to shame and then some. By adding a supercharger to the 6.2-liter V-8 that comes in the stock Raptor and adding a Shelby Borla exhaust, the company is able to boost horsepower from 411 to 575. A bold graphics package tells other Raptor owners that yours is special and different.
Shelby said the price for this package is $17,995, not including the roughly $44,000 you’ll need to buy the base Raptor truck. Only 100 Shelby Raptor trucks will be made each model year, Shelby announced.
If you’re a Shelby traditionalist, you’ll want to check out the company’s latest Mustang-based vehicle. The 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C starts life as a supercharged 662-horsepower Ford Shelby GT500. Shelby then takes the car, strips the 5.8-liter engine down to the block, and rebuilds it with stronger internals to properly handle the heat and power.
Other upgrades include a cooling package, adjustable suspension and larger brakes. The result is the Shelby 1000 S/C, a car that can run on regular octane gas and still put down 1,200 horsepower. Shelby said the package costs $154,995 on top of the $55,000 base price of the Mustang GT500.
In keeping with the company’s preference for limited batches, just 100 Shelby 1000 cars will built for the 2013 model year.
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