New Shelby GT Showcased at LA Auto Show

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TMS Editor

The Mustang Source

Shelby American Inc. took the floor during a press day of the LA Auto Show to unveil the new Shelby GT.

“The Shelby GT was one of the most important vehicles in modern Shelby history,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “Ever since the Shelby GT went out of production, people have clamored for its return.”

The iconic Shelby GT package, which is making a comeback after first debuting in 2007, features a host of performance upgrades for 2011 to 2014 Mustang models in what the company’s official press release touts as from “mild to wild.”

Let’s run down the “wild” first.

The GT/SC upgrade features the optional Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple superchager with either 525 horsepower of 624 horsepower with Wilwood brakes and performance Michelin tires.

The GT/SC will supposedly do 0 – 60 mph in 3.7 secs, according to Shelby officials.

The “mild” or standard GT package includes a 430 horsepower upgrade with a Borla exhaust, Panhard suspension bar and 20-inch wheels.

Other options include a Shelby billet Watts link, an Eibach sway bar kit and a Shelby cooling system.  Appearance options include a Shelby GT front and rear spoilers, a unique interior featuring Shelby badging and a Shelby wide body kit.

Pricing start at $14,995 for the standard Shelby GT package and $27,995 for the GT/SC model.

The new Shelby GT is one of several Mustangs bearing the iconic name of Carroll Shelby on display at the LA Auto show, which is open to the public until Dec. 1.

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