Cobra to replace Shelby GT500 for next generation SVT Mustang?


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At the New York Auto Show back in 2012 we spoke to Shelby president John Luft who gave us some insight into the future of the company and future products. He assured us that Shelby and Ford has renewed their contract and would be working together for the coming years. "The contract [with Ford] has been extended, and we have a long-term vision for our relationship," he told us. "It has been extended through 2015 and beyond."

Luft went on to say that it didn't make sense for Ford to discontinue the Shelby GT500 for the next generation Mustang with the success of the current model. "When something works you just don't change it," he said. "Clearly, having a Shelby in their stable as their halo car has really worked for them. Ford Motor Company loves it, their dealers love it, and we love it."

That might not be the case, though, according to The web site says that they have it on good authority that the next generation SVT Mustang will drop the Shelby name. "Don't be surprised if it [the next SVT Mustang] drops the Shelby moniker," they state. "Word is, it'll still have a name you're familiar with, though. Our money's on Cobra."

The web site also predicts that the next-gen SVT Mustang will drop the supercharger and go naturally aspirated. Perhaps a high-revving 5.8-liter V8 like the one we wanted in our wishful 2014 Ford Mustang Boss 351? Let's hope so.

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Andy Brinzey (Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:56:44 -0700): Yes... "SVT Cobra" but please don't make it any bulkier or longer. The "Termintor" was as large as I would like to see the future Cobras; and yes, make it lighter!
Cletus Walls (Wed, 10 Jul 2013 09:13:30 -0700): They are actually trying to get the Mustang back down to it's original smaller size en it as introduced in 1964. If the manage this with today's engine technology we should end up with a Mustang that no other car on the road from the factory can touch. I am seriously considering selling my first new car I have ever bought a 2006 Mustang GT Premium with only 25,600miles on it and put the money where I don't have to worry about it here hidden at home and add to it when can so I will have the money for a new Mustang of my choice. It will either be a factory built GT 350 or maybe a new Shelby/Cobra by SVT.


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