What Carroll Shelby wanted was a 2, 400-pound sports car sheathed in carbon fiber that was the fastest road car in the world. What he got was quite a different matter! The Series 1 was one of the most highly anticipated sports cars in living memory. It was a magazine cover story seven times and countless more articles were written about it. The car was eventually produced early in 2000-but it reached its owners well behind schedule, at a higher price, and in smaller numbers than first projected. The story of the Shelby Series 1 qis about everything that could possibly go wrong and then did.q It's a drama of gigantic and aspiring egos, petty prerogatives, awesome talent, bureaucratic bungling, and brilliant engineering. Of the many cars Shelby created over his career, none was as controversial as the Series 1. Snake Bit - an apt description of what happened to anyone and everyone involved in the project - is required and captivating reading for the thousands of Carroll Shelby fans throughout the world.The new X-50 engine option was popular for cars that were in the assembly process, but it did not attract new buyers to the fold. ... develop and sell a supercharged car utilizing the bigger 4, 6-liter Northstar engine for about $6, 000 less, including a suitable clutch, ... I went Las Vegas on March 21, 2001 to give a deposition.
|Title||:||Snake Bit: Inside Carroll Shelby's Controversial Series 1 Sports Car|