Ford show off 850bhp Shelby Mustang
Ford have confirmed the creation of a one off, 850bhp version of the Shelby Mustang.
The car is actually called the Shelby GT500 Cobra in honour of the 50th birthday of the original Shelby Cobra , one of the all time iconic sports cars.
The car is a development of the 2013 Shelby GT500 mustang.
“The Friends of Carroll Shelby”, the organisation behind the car created a one-of-a-kind wide body kit and gave it the classic blue and two white strip paint job.
The real treat comes form underneath the bonnet.
The 662bhp, supercharged V8 from next year’s Shelby GT500 has been taken apart, tuned up until it produces a supercar smashing, 850bhp.
To put that amount of power on the road, the rear tyres are a whopping 13 inches wide and wrapped in high performance tyres to stop it smoking off the line.
Ford’s group vice president for sales and marketing Jim Farley said: “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original Shelby Cobra. The one-off car we have created represents the very idea he had about making the 2013 Shelby GT500 into a true Cobra.”