Details emerge on Shelby’s 1,000 Horsepower Twin-Turbo GT500 Package


We have known about Carroll Shelby’s 1,000 horsepower twin-turbo GT500 project for quite sometime and as time has passed we thought it was just another outlandish rumor.  Well, it seems like those rumors have become reality as Shelby American is considering offering a twin-turbo package that will add north of 1,000 horsepower to your 2007-09 Shelby GT500.  The package won’t be cheap as its said to cost around $100,000 not including the GT500.  When finished your GT500 would feature a twin-turbo 5.4-liter V-8 pumping out 1,000 rwhp with adjustable boost.

Other upgrades included in the twin-turbo package include a widebody option, Shelby custom exhaust, 10-point roll cage, Baer brakes, 9-inch Ford rearend, 20-inch Alcoa wheels, 6-speed paddle shifter, two-tone leather seats, kicker audio system and carbon fiber accents.  Check out a full list of all the specifications below.

Shelby GT500 Twin-Turbo Package Features and Options:

  • Shelby twin-turbocharger (1000+ rear wheel  hp with adjustable boost)
  • Shelby/Baer 6-piston caliper front and rear brake system
  • Ford Racing suspension w/ adjustable dampers
  • Shelby/Eibach adjustable coilover suspension
  • Widebody package
  • Shelby custom exhaust system
  • 10-point full roll cage w/ rear seat delete
  • Dual fuel system (pump and race fuel))
  • 9″ Ford rearend with 35-spline drag axles
  • Shelby custom driveshaft with safety loops
  • 3.50:1 air locker differential
  • 20″ Shelby Alcoa wheels and tires
  • Functional vented hood
  • 6-speed short-throw shifter
  • 6-speeed paddle shifter
  • Carbon fiber front fascia splitter
  • Carbon fiber mirror covers
  • Carbon fiber rocker panels
  • SHELBY deck lid letter kit
  • Special badging – grille and front fenders
  • Sequential taillights
  • Front and rear brake duct kit
  • Quarter window scoops or black-outs
  • Shelby/Kicker stereo upgrade
  • Shelby performance cooling package
  • Two-tone leather interior upgrade
  • Two-tone leather console cover
  • Perforated leather seat inserts
  • Custom racing seats