When Ford wanted to add some spice to its new Mustang pony car in the mid-1960s, it turned to the talented, colorful, and opinionated Texan Carroll Shelby, who was then building the high-performance, Fordpowered Cobra racing sports car. The result: the Shelby Mustang GT350, perhaps the definitive performance Mustang of the muscle car era. Ford released its newest Mustang in 2005, the first truly all-new Mustang since 1979, returning the model to the spotlight. Shelby himself was directly involved in defining what is the most powerful factory-produced Mustang ever. This up-to-the-minute history from award winning authors Randy Leffingwell and David Newhardt traces the Shelby Mustang story from the early Shelby American cars built in a converted airplane hangar in Southern California to the 2010 version of the new Shelby Mustang.The entire stock rear axle was removed from each car and shipped back to Ford to be used in another Mustang GT. It was replaced with an axle ... Carroll Shelby was instrumental in ensuring that the 2006 GT500 had the cojones to wear his name. Developed by SVT, the ... The company coupled this to its T-56 six-speed manual Above: With 500 horsepower and 480 foot-pounds of torque, nailing. 172 .
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