Shelby 1000

Carroll Shelby represents everything that is a muscle car. I want this.



  • JDSoCal

    Of course, that’s pony car. Definitely pony car.

    And I’m sure it’s wasted HP on an antiquated, heavy, poor-handling Ford, just like the 550 and 650 versions are. ZR-1 would smoke it on Nuremberg Ring.

    • http://twitter.com/joereuter Joe Reuter

      Nürburgring = racetrack. Nuremberg = nazi trials

    • http://twitter.com/RoadRacer DT

      It has some decent handling updates, and for the record, the current generation Mustang handles extremely well, especially with some of the OEM options – or even the full Boss OEM package (a friend I used to regularly track with took delivery on his Boss, full track package, rear seat delete, etc.) says it’s spectacular on track compared to a number of other excellent handling vehicles he’s owned.

      That being said, the point is fun and ridiculous volumes of tire shredding power that you could never hope to use – especially on street tires. Plus ‘Ring times ultimately mean little-to-nothing for 99% of owners, even those who consider handling a part of the buying decision.

      It’s an “ultimate” Mustang from one of the most notable hot-rodders of all time. I dig on it and I’m not even a “Ford guy” :)

      • JDSoCal

        My 436 HP Corvette Grand Sport kills the GT500 Mustang on the track and 0-60. I think the 638 HP ZR-1 would still beat this fat ol’ pony car around the track.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKM2-BK4H98

        Love Carroll Shelby, but it’s not like he designed this thing ground up like the Cobras.

        And as for tire shredding, I like my Corvette’s traction control – I’d prefer the CHP did not impound my car for exhibition of speed.

  • Guest

    Nuremberg = nazi trials Nürburgring = racetrack.

  • german guest

    The name of the city where the NS trials happend is “Nürnberg”

  • german guest

    .. by the way: ICE powered cars are last-millennium-technology.