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Shelby American is back in session! For those around in the early to late 60s (’62-’69) you may remember well the Shelby American company known for some of the world’s greatest racing vehicles and legends. They produced many racers in the time of this name such as, most notable, the Shelby Mustang GT350, GT500, GT-H, and the Cobra 427. In 1970 Shelby American changed their name to Shelby Automobiles but still produced the same vehicles like Cobras, GT500 Super Snakes and GT-Hs, but enthusiasts wanted the American name back!

“Enthusiast have asked us many times to bring back the Shelby American name, said Carroll Shelby. “ Though I’m Proud of the cars we produced as Shelby Automobiles, we’re fulfilling that wish for fans worldwide. Using the Shelby American name will better connect our current vehicles to our heritage of building great cars like the GT350 and Cobra.”

Shelby American will still offer Cobras along with the Super Snake, Prudhomme drag racing edition, and SE post-title packages for ’07-’10 GT500s. Also available Terlingua Racing Team packages installed on ’05-‘09V6 Mustangs or the SR package for ’05-’09 Mustang GTs. The Shelby SC and SR post-title packages are also available for ’07-’08 Shelby GT Models

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2011 Mustang 5.0

The American car companies have been in a power race since the first release of the pony cars in the 1960s. Slowly and surly some of the cars came to an end though in the 80s and 90s except for the Ford Mustang.

Chevy Camaro

The pony car/ power crazy consisted of mainly the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camero, Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger with lots of other vehicles.

Dodge Charger

Over the years though with the gas crisis of the 1970s a lot of the big beefy muscle cars could not keep up with the call for fuel-efficient vehicles and soon died out.

The Chevrolet Camero and Ford Mustang were two of the few cars that made it through this crisis with success and continued into the 80s and 90s.

Dodge Challenger

In the late 90s the Camero’s production was stop and only the Mustang was left. In 2005 the Mustang was redesign after almost over a decade of the same design and the Charger was brought back into production again. In 2006 the Camero and Challenger were redesigned and brought into production. So now with the “crave” for power one again showing up what is the mustang doing to stay in the race?

2011 Mustang 5.0 V8 and 3.7 V6

V8

This package is not the same mustang your dad or older brother would have gotten when in ’82-’95. The new engine’s base is an aluminum block with aluminum four-valves-per-cylinder heads and Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) producing 412 horsepower and 390 ft. ld. of torque (Camero SS at 426hp and Challenger at 425hp)… and all this with an expected better than 25 MPGs! But you need a way to hold all of this power and get it to the wheel. New to the system is a new pair of 6-speed transmissions both manual and automatic. The GT package includes enhanced rear lower control arms, a stiffened rear stabilizer bar and retuned spring rates, dampers and stabilizer bar diameters. A Brembo brake package adds 14-inch vented front disc brakes from the Shelby GT-500, unique alloy rims and summer performance tires.

For the interior the speed-o-meter now will go up to 160 mph and the redline on the tach goes from 6,500 to 7,000. For the personality for you to add you have three new colors: Yellow Blaze Tri-Coat, Race Red and Ingot Silver. Plus why not get the MyKey programmable vehicle key!

V6

Do you remember a few years ago the 4.6 V8 that produced around 305hp, it was nice but expensive. Now the v6 coupe owners that buy a mustang in 2011 will now have that 305hp with an estimated at 30 MPGs. Along with the new advancements in the V8 model the V6 has new aero dynamical advancements with new front fascia, tire spats, a taller air dam and an added rear deck lid seal. A package will be available in august 2010 for a 3.31 rear end and GT suspension.

So lets hope all goes well and hopefully with all this new tech the mustang will be the best candidate for drivers and enthusiasts.

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