850bhp Shelby Mustang unveiled

'Friends of Carroll Shelby' have created a one-off 850bhp Mustang GT500 as a tribute to the legend - unveiled at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

A one-off Shelby Mustang GT500, modified to produce 850bhp, has been unveiled at the Laguna Seca racing track during the Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

Ford Motor Company, Shelby American and Ford Racing built the GT500 – with help from many others – in honour of the 50th anniversary of the original Shelby Cobra. It’s also a tribute to the man who created the Cobra – the late Carroll Shelby.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

Starting with the 5.8-litre 662bhp 2013 Shelby GT500, ‘Friends of Carroll Shelby’ built this one-of-a-kind Shelby GT500 Cobra. Bolting on a Ford Racing Whipple supercharger was the first step – boosting power by a healthy 188bhp.

Shelby American provided a specially designed bonnet and the distinctive wide-arch body kit, Shelby Wilwood brakes and the new 20-inch wheels – 13-inch wide at the rear, shod with 345-section Michelin tyres for extra traction.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

The body is finished in Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes, the colour scheme of choice for many Cobra roadsters built in the 1960s.

Following its debut appearance at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion, this car will be taken on tour around the US, and ‘used in a special way at the end of its tour, a way Carroll would appreciate’.

Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/ford/mustang/202914/ford-mustang-mach-e-1400-launched-as-multifunctional-track-machine
Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 launched as multifunctional track machine

21 Jul 2020
Visit/ford/mustang/202675/ford-mustang-mach-1-returning-to-the-us
Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Mach 1 returns with GT350-lite performance and styling

16 Jun 2020
Visit/ford/mustang/202503/the-ford-mustang-cobra-jet-1400-is-an-all-electric-dragster
Ford Mustang

The Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 is an all-electric dragster 

23 Apr 2020
Visit/ford/mustang/201952/ford-mustang-mach-e-makes-uk-debut
Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Mach-E makes UK debut

14 Feb 2020
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/bmw/m2/202954/bmw-m2-cs-2020-review-plenty-to-worry-a-porsche-cayman-gt4
BMW M2

BMW M2 CS 2020 review – there's plenty to worry a Porsche Cayman GT4

The most enjoyable and rewarding M car to drive for quite some time. Potentially, a future classic.
31 Jul 2020
Visit/ford/202957/mountune-ford-focus-rs-m520-2020-review-less-hot-hatch-more-throwback-to-group-b
Ford Focus RS

Mountune Ford Focus RS M520 2020 review – less hot hatch, more Group B throwback

The idea of a 500-horse Focus won’t be for everyone, but for the rest it’s a glorious dose of internal combustion madness
31 Jul 2020
Visit/features/202947/bmw-m3-gts-vs-mini-gp-vs-renault-sport-megane-r26r
Features

BMW M3 GTS vs Mini GP vs Renault Sport Mégane R26.R

You could spend £250,000 on a 700bhp hardcore machine, but is there just as much fun to be had – if not more – with less power and for less outlay?
1 Aug 2020
Visit/news/18773/uk-speeding-fines-2020-what-are-the-latest-penalties-for-drivers
News

UK speeding fines explained

Speeding fines were increased in spring 2017, with harsher penalties for the worst offenders. Here's everything you need to know...
27 Jul 2020