Shelby American Unveils New High Performance Shelby GT Package for EcoBoost Ford Mustang

  • New Ford Mustang EcoBoost version of the Shelby GT model available
  • 335HP, sharper handling, robust brakes and Shelby styling to set the
    car apart
  • The package is available for both automatic and manual transmission
    versions of the car
  • Specifically designed for the new network of Shelby Mod Shops worldwide

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shelby
American
, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll
Shelby International Inc.
(CSBI.PK) is expanding its vehicle lineup
for global customers by offering a Shelby GT version of the popular
EcoBoost model 2015-2016 Ford Mustang. The new car will debut this fall,
just after the Goodwood Revival kicks off the company’s official
European debut.


“Ever since Ford announced that its terrific new Mustang would be
available worldwide, requests for Shelby versions of the car have rolled
in from across the globe,” said Joe
Conway
, Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International and CEO of Shelby
American. “Since the majority of Mustangs that Ford offers in many of
those countries will be the EcoBoost model, our team has been developing
a Shelby GT model for the nimble new turbocharged four cylinder car, as
well as the V8 powered GT. This package was specifically developed for
the recently announced network of Shelby Mod Shops that will stretch
from Europe to South Africa, China and Australia. They will add the
Shelby package to a Ford Mustang that a customer has purchased in that
area.”

Like the manual and automatic transmission 5.0 liter model Shelby GT,
the EcoBoost version of the car is far more than stripes and a badge.
Shelby American spent significant time developing the car, putting it
through extensive testing on the track. The car was refined with a Ford
Performance handling pack upgrade, engine tune and a throatier Ford
Performance exhaust. The result is over 335 horsepower on 91 octane fuel
and significantly better handling.

“Shelby American has delivered a car that not only provides superior
handling, it has smooth progressive power and great braking
capabilities,” said Vince LaViolette, SAI lead designer and factory test
driver. “Yet it doesn’t negate the EcoBoost’s outstanding fuel economy.
And the car offers the aggressive styling of the new Shelby GT that
enthusiasts demand.”

The $23,995 starting price (not including the base EcoBoost Mustang)
includes performance upgrades to the suspension, a least 20 more
horsepower, a new exhaust, bigger wheels and tires. Aesthetically, the
car will also share some of the treatments from the V8 version of the
Shelby GT including a carbon fiber front splitter, hood, rear spoiler
and rocker panel. A list of additional performance options are also
available including even more aggressive brakes, stronger half shafts,
more cooling, brake ducts, etc.

“The Shelby GT EcoBoost is the perfect step into a Shelby Mustang
platform for customers around the world,” said Akos
Feher
, Vice President of Operations. “We now offer Mustang owners
everything from aggressive Shelby carbon fiber aesthetic touches to
legendary tuning and performance for both the V8 and EcoBoost cars.”

Ford’s family of turbocharged, direct injection EcoBoost four-cylinder
was designed to deliver power and torque consistent with those of larger
displacement, naturally aspirated engines while achieving approximately
20 percent better fuel efficiency and 15 percent reduced greenhouse
emissions.

“The Shelby GT EcoBoost is designed to appeal to a new Shelby enthusiast
audience,” said Gary Schechner, Shelby American Vice President Marketing
and Sales. “While we believe that Americans will embrace the car, we
expect significant demand from this platform internationally where the
availability of the V8 Mustang GT may be more limited or taxes and
tariffs might prevent ownership of the V8 engine.”

The Shelby GT EcoBoost package starts at $23,995, not including the base
car. More information is available at www.Shelby.com
or by calling (702) 942-7325. Shelby American will be accepting deposits
on a first-come, first-served basis.

About Shelby American, Inc.

Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American manufactures and
markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds
authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289
street car and Daytona Coupe component vehicles; it offers the Shelby
GT, 1000, GT500 Super Snake and GTS post-title packages for the
2005-2015 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also builds the Shelby Raptor
muscle truck. For more information, visit www.shelby.com.

Shelby GT EcoBoost Key Features

EXTERIOR:

  • SHELBY carbon fiber front splitter
  • SHELBY carbon fiber hood
  • SHELBY carbon fiber upper and lower grilles with SHELBY GT badge
  • SHELBY carbon fiber spoiler
  • SHELBY carbon fiber rocker panels
  • “Powered by Ford” emblem
  • SHELBY Rocker panel graphics
  • SHELBY GT striping & badging kit including c-pillar, rear deck lid,
    faux gas cap and taillight panel

INTERIOR:

  • SHELBY Registry CSM Serial Number Dash and Engine Plaques
  • SHELBY embroidery in headrests
  • SHELBY Logo Carpeted Floor Mats
  • SHELBY logo lit door sills

PERFORMANCE:

  • PedalMax, BoostMax
  • 20″ Venice WELD Racing wheels (9.5”x20) in 3 choices: Polished,
    Machined Black and Black.
  • Michelin Pilot Sport 275-35zr20 Tires
  • SHELBY Tuned BORLA Performance Exhaust

OPTIONS:

  • SHELBY carbon fiber hood extension
  • SHELBY carbon fiber mirror covers
  • SHELBY 3-gauge dash pod with Boost, Fuel and Oil pressure gauges
  • SHELBY Katzkin interior upgrade
  • Roll cage
  • Sparco race seats
  • 5-point harness
  • Convertible light bar
  • Short throw shifter
  • Ford Performance half-shafts
  • Willwood 6-piston front brakes, 4-piston rear brakes
  • 3:55 gears
  • Brake duct kit
  • Camber caster plates
  • Adjustable rear tow rod

Contacts

TPRM
Sophie Turner, 949-306-9413
sturner@tprm.com

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