2006 Shelby Mustang CS8

One of the Shelby projects that didn’t end up in a Ford dealership is the 2006 CS6. It had a supercharged V6 with about 300 hp. This aftermarket Mustang was lighter weight thanks to the V6 engine and when combined with the lower weight up front and typical Shelby suspension modifications it was a very sweet ride.

But we all know that the crew at Shelby never leaves things alone. Taking the basic package that turns a V6 Mustang into a CS6, Cenora applied it to a V8 Mustang and ended up with a CS8. The car was designed to be an aggressive attention seeker too, so the bodykid is extreme and sporty.

The CS8 kit included a Paxton Supercharger fitted to its 4.6-liter V8, unique bodywork, 20″ wheels, upgraded braking and suspension components, a side-exit exhaust system, and special badging.

To handle the extra power, Shelby upgrades the suspension, brakes and rolling stock as well. Falken-clad 20″ American Racing wheels, Baer brakes, and a Progress suspension kit make the package pretty balanced overall. This being a demonstrator, tens of thousands of dollars went into upgrades above and beyond the basic CS package. These include an Alphasonik sound system and Vivo Electronics video displays inside, a PS2 and monitor in the trunk, and an Eclipse navi/DVD head unit.

There are also various upgrades to interior materials, trim and gauges as well as a massive shot nitrous system for maximum grin-factor. Although the CS8 model hasn’t become a production item like the CS6, the package is available through Shelby or one of its authorized dealers. For $14,999 you get the intercooled Paxton unit, the body kit, 3.55 gears, wheels, exhaust, brakes and suspension. So for a price in the low 40s, a buyer can got a unique Shelby Mustang or for a boatload more they can have one of the most extreme Shelbys on the planet.

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