Shelby 1000 Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012 at 11:30 am. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple 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.