There is an optional black roof and, of course, stripes. To that end, we've set a new standard among American performance cars with our most powerful street-legal V8 engine to date, plus the quickest-shifting transmission ever in a Mustang for all-out precision and speed. Everything had to be engineered to achieve and handle the big performance numbers. For cooling, the front opening takes up the full face of the car to hide the two large radiators. And the Porsche 911 Turbo S produces a paltry 580. Even without a specific horsepower number from Ford Performance, the facts speak for themselves on this one. The grille is also new, with a black anodized material used both in the upper and lower portions of the front intake.
The engine could be combined with a manual gearbox with a short throw shifter as standard, or an automatic transmission for the naturally aspirated engine as an option. Motor Trend, September 22, 2010. While early 1965 cars had black engine blocks, 1966 and later cars had their engines painted the regular factory Ford dark blue. Other Mustang models include a standard reversing camera and options like blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic detection, reversing sensors, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking. There was only one transmission available, a 4-speed T10 manual.
There are several logos and emblems spread throughout the body. In addition to the Performance package, a Track package for road racing could be ordered bringing a transmission cooler, a nose-mounted differential cooler for the limited-slip unit, and an air-to-oil engine-oil cooler. Features include the 6-speed , suspension tuning, a body kit, and 18 inch wheels. This specifically gives the model a throatier sound. Ford pushed another 800 models on Hertz with black paint, gold stripes and black interior, as well as automatic transmissions.
The package is applied by Shelby Automobiles in Las Vegas, Nevada. Braking duties were handled by 11. Archived from on September 17, 2009. But engineers are eager to point out some of the tricks needed to harness all that power and ensure the most-powerful Mustang to date can handle turns as well as going straight. On August 18, 1967, a small staff, along with the remaining engineering cars, was sent to Ionia. From its aggressive front fascia to its venom-powered supercharged 5.
To reduce front-end lift from all that air entering the engine compartment, there's a giant vent in the hood—it is the largest hood scoop louver Ford has ever made. On the exterior everything from the water line up is glossy black, and below that is non-glossy. The composite is also in place for the mirror covers. The new colors were also introduced: Velocity Blue and Ford Performance Blue. Ford was involved with design and style decisions, with Shelby having little input. The technology was subsequently improved upon by Ford and Flamespray. It appeared on both the wide body and many of the Super Snake promotional materials and displays during this time period.
Perhaps the most perplexing interior change would go to the gear shifter. We cannot wait to see the car looks like in the flesh -- and eventually out on the streets! We'd definitely be in favor of that. Performance White with Guardsman Blue racing stripes were the only available color combination for 2011 models. Those large angular grille openings and muscular hood combine for a menacing, aerodynamic-led design inspired by modern fighter jet aircraft. The extensive body kit upgrades included a revised front fascia, side rockers with brake ducts, rear bumper, and decklid. It includes an air-to-liquid intercooler mounted atop the supercharger, an upgraded radiator, an engine-oil cooler, and a transmission-oil cooler.
And don't even get us started on that exhaust note! Needless to say, the excitement of the automotive community is through the roof and we can't wait to see what's to come of this new supercharged beast from the folks at Ford and Ford Performance! With a wider track, massive tires and flared fenders, the front suspension had to be altered from the base Mustang as well. Along with new exterior colors, customers had the option of extending the exterior stripes onto the seats. These include the Whipple and the rare Paxton superchargers. An automatic transmission was optional with the naturally aspirated engine. Apart from this, the standard upgrade did not offer much in terms of performance or improved handling. Archived from on April 14, 2006. Power adjustable seats with faux suede inserts are available, along with faux suede inserts on the doors.
It can be left in automatic mode or controlled via magnesium shift paddles. A three-speed automatic was made available as an option. It was unveiled at the. Ten-spoke, fifteen-inch, cast-aluminum rims were the wheel choice with white-lettered radials. The vehicle was unveiled at the Arizona International Auto Show. Within the Ford Mustang universe, the Shelby range has the last word when it comes to performance.
Previously it was believed that 14 cars were produced, but the total production number of nine cars was confirmed in 2014 by cross-check of Claude Dubois' files and Ford Factory Mustang production data. It is powered by a hand-built 5. Archived from on January 3, 2014. To provide track-ready stopping power, massive 16-5-inch 420-millimeter two-piece rotors are added - the largest of any domestic sports coupe - plus larger, stiffer Brembo six-piston calipers. Please remove or replace such wording and instead of making proclamations about a subject's importance, use facts and attribution to demonstrate that importance. Customers could have their 2011 Mustangs shipped directly to Shelby's Las Vegas facility to be converted or they could deliver the car themselves.