Shelby American Has Built An 825-HP Mustang Speedster

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Shelby American's "Bunch Of Snakes" includes some beauties.

Shelby American, the company founded by the legend Carroll Shelby himself, may be missing the great man, but it hasn't slowed down on making sure his legacy endures for all time. We've seen an insane new F-250 truck from the company, and more recently, Mr. Shelby's personal Cobra Daytona built by the same company has come up for sale. As impressive as those vehicles are, what most people are interested in is what the brand can do with a Mustang. The good news is that Shelby American is releasing three new Mustang offerings, and all of them look amazing. Meet the "Bundle of Snakes."

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This year marks 98 years since Mr. Shelby's birth, and as such, only 98 of each of these new models will be produced. First up is the Signature Edition package for the 2021 Shelby GT500. This model has been tuned to deliver "over 800 horsepower" and includes a dry carbon fiber performance hood with functional air vents, as well as upgraded suspension and small styling changes. At an MSRP of $104,900 (including the stock base car), it's not cheap, but a portion of the cost is in aid of the Carroll Shelby Foundation, so it's partly for a good cause. That money also pays for some of the extensive development, which was carried out in partnership with Ford to ensure that the dual-clutch transmission could handle the increased power, all without voiding the factory warranty.

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Also available is the 2021 Shelby Super Snake, producing over 825 hp from its supercharged 5.0-liter V8. It's available with your choice of a manual or an automatic transmission as either a fastback or convertible. This one will set you back $133,785, but the most attractive offering may well be the cheapest.

A new Speedster is being offered in conjunction with a widebody kit. With unique styling, Penske track suspension, and a rear seat delete with a harness bar, this is a highly attractive package at just $4,995.

The regular GT can be upgraded too, with functional vents on the hood, Ford Performance suspension, a Borla exhaust, 20-inch wheels, and various styling upgrades. It starts at $62,310, but an available S/C package that "adds a 700-hp supercharger" can be added for an undisclosed figure.

All cars come with a three-year/36,000-mile warranty and retain the original powertrain warranty from Ford.

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