The CS8 Shelby served as perhaps the most well balanced, high-performance Mustang of its day. Carrol Shelby himself, once again proved why he is among the greatest automotive designers to have ever lived. The CS8 looked just as well as it performed, and is highly desirable among collectors today. Those who are lucky enough to locate one of these rare Mustangs will have stumbled upon a true Shelby masterpiece.
At the heart of the CS8 is a Paxton supercharged 4.6L V8 powerplant. The 4.6L V8’s 3-valve design serves as the perfect candidate for supercharging, as little additional engine modification is necessary to achieve modest gains in performance. This Paxton Novi 2200R blower produces 12 psi of boost, which is just enough to promote mind-numbing throttle responsiveness, without sacrificing engine durability.