28 Mar
Ford unveils its first true supercar since the mid-engined GT

Originally the plan was to reveal the most powerful Mustang ever at New York Auto Show next week (which we’ll be at — keep a look out!), but due to these wacky interwebs some pictures have leaked of Ford’s vehicular abomination and now there’s no getting Pandora’s demons back in the box. The brand new 2012 Shelby 1000 will be Ford’s first true supercar since the mid-engined GT, a truly ravaging beast with a stat line that would make a Lamborghini Aventador choke on its petrol. The N.A.S.A. booster rocket equipped Shelby 1000 will live up to its name with a 950 horsepower street shredder — an absolutely ludicrous power output only made relatively sane by the fact that Ford’s also releasing a S/C track version with around 1,100 horses pumping out of its V8 lump. Of course all that power without a way to control it is useless, so Shelby has fortified its suspension and swollen its brakes while adding a single-piece driveshaft. The limited edition 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby 1000 will cost you $149,995 over the cost of the base GT500, which means you’re looking at a tab north of $200,000. Considering its numbers are comparable with that of a Bugatti or SSC Aero, that pricetag seems like a steal. Want one? Orders will be taken starting in New York next week.

Take a peek at the 950 HP Ford Mustang Shelby 1000′s engine after the Jump…

via Autoblog

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