Shelby American recently revealed the 2015 Shelby GT Mustang at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction in Arizona, USA.
According to Joe Conway, co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby American, the 2015 Shelby GT Mustang embodies all of the engineering lessons that the company has learned for the past 50 years. As for Akos J. Feher, Vice President of Operations of Shelby American, the company also decided to change things up a bit for the new Shelby Mustang.
“We took a new approach with the 2015 Shelby GT. We had a lot of fun designing these cars and ended up building the most powerful Shelby GT ever offered without sacrificing reliability. All exterior parts were designed and developed in-house, with every component exclusive to Shelby. We only used lightweight carbon fiber for all the aerodynamic components, including the brand new hood. The components were designed to allow a high level of customization for our customers, like the new billet aluminum front grilles,” said Feher.
The exterior makes heavy use of carbon fiber body panels which can has been applied on the car’s hood, front splitter, rocker panels, rear diffuser, spoiler and side mirror covers. It also has GT body striping, GT badging on the grill and C-pillar, and a Shelby faux gas cap. Completing the aftermarket upgrade is a set of 20-inch Shelby Venice wheels by WELD Racing that are wrapped in Michelin tires.
Inside, changes were kept to a minimum as Shelby only provided custom headrests, Shelby-branded door sill plates, Shelby-branded floor mats and a carbon fiber dash pod with 3 gauges.
Under the hood, the 5.0-liter V8 has been uprated to produce 634 PS thanks to an array of mechanical upgrades from Ford Racing. The upgraded parts installed on the 2015 Shelby GT Mustang include a supercharger, custom half-shafts, a Borla exhaust with Shelby oval tips and a short throw shifter for manual versions. The gearing has been tweaked to a 3:73 ratio. Front brakes were upgraded with Wilwood Performance kit.
If that was not enough, Shelby American is also offering additional upgrades which include a 710 PS performance kit, painted carbon fiber options, carbon fiber intakes, rear brake upgrade, front brake cooling system and an adjustable track suspension package.
The price of the original package is currently for sale at $ 39,995 (about PHP 1.8 million), excluding the Mustang GT.