Last year at the New York Auto Show, Shelby American unveiled the 1000 as a celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary. The model got sold like hot cakes, so this year at the 2013 New York Auto Show, we are going to see an improved version of the model named 1000 S/C, which is essentially a GT500 with a double shot of car `roids.
Unlike the initial version, the new S/C delivers a total of 1,200 horsepower – a 250-horsepower increase over the previous 950 horsepower. This output is even more impressive when compared to the standard 662 horsepower level delivered by the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 – the model it is based on.
Along with the output increase, the new 1000 S/C also received an adjustable suspension, a performance cooling package, big brakes and, of course, a new set of wheels to roll on.
As usual, exclusivity comes with a huge price. The price for the upgrade goes up to an amazing $154,995, not including the base GT500 – which is priced at $54,650. There will be only 100 units built so you better hurry up!
In 2013 the GT500 got a sizeable increase in power from 550 to 662, accomplishing by increasing displacement from 5.4L to 5.8L, employing new cylinder liner technology and by utilizing a more efficient blower. These improvements provided the foundation for the Shelby 1000 S/C.
Owners of 2013-2014 Shelby 1000 will experience acceleration like nothing else on the road. It starts with the fully prepared engine benefitting from forged pistons, ported DOHC cylinder heads, titanium valve springs and a BIG 3.6L Kenne Bell supercharger that’s fed with a free-breathing 4.5-inch air inlet with a massive throttle body capable of flowing 1,850 cfm. The boosted and intercooled Ford engine is supported with a upgraded fuel system and 72 lb-hr injectors, while the exhaust exits through Shelby/Borla 3-inch pipes. Amazingly, this combination produces over 1,200 horsepower!
Getting the power to the ground is a lightweight aluminum flywheel mounted to a smooth action twin-disc clutch. The 2013-14 Shelby 1000 also utilizes significant chassis strengthening, including driveshaft tunnel braces and billet-aluminum supports. Shelby American used what it learned on the 2012 model and enhanced the suspension with refined dampening and suspension links.
Shelby American kept the look fairly basic with ‘Shelby 1000’ decals along with functional carbon-fiber hood, front lip spoiler, rear bumper and side skirts. Shelby also offered the popular and good-looking Widebody option.
Shelby/Ford Racing 4.0L Supercharger with inlet pipe and MAF