The Shelby Mustang was a tuner sports car from the 1960s. It was a series of Ford Mustangs which were specially modified by Carroll Shelby's company and sold as a series. The program was factory-sponsored and production was eventually moved in-house. The spirit of the series continues today in the special Mustang Cobra models.
Ford Shelby GR-1
The Ford Shelby GR-1 was a concept car that was created by the Ford Motor Company. It was first introduced at the 2005 North American International Auto Show. The GR-1 was created with the inspiration from the Shelby brand.
The GR-1 uses an 6.4 L V10 engine and also has certain components from the Ford GT. The GR-1 is rated up to 605 hp and up to 501 ft·lbf. of torque. It uses a 6-speed manual transmission.
The GR-1's design is obviously that of a powerful American supercar. It is basically a fastback, like the Shelby Mustangs of the 1960s. Part of its design comes from Ford's only current supercar, the GT.
The Shelby Lancer was a limited-production sports car based on the Dodge Lancer. Offered by Shelby for 1987 only, the Shelby Lancer was intended to be an American counterpart to such European sedans as the BMW 3-Series and Peugeot 405. It was well-equipped inside with many amenities not offered on the normal Lancer, including a special 10-speaker Pioneer audio system.
Power came from Shelby's Turbo II 2.2 L I4, with 175 hp (130 kW) and 175 ft.lbf (237 Nm). Weight was over 3,000 lb (1,360 kg), so performance was not as good as the Shelby GLHS with a 7.2 s run to 60 mph.
Special wheels and blacked-out trim called attention to the Shelby graphics on the lower body. 800 Shelby Lancers were made, split roughly evenly between 5-speed manual and automatic/leather cars. Dodge carried on the car with the 1988 and 1989 Lancer Shelby, which is not to be confused with the true Shelby car.
Carroll Hall Shelby, (born January 11, 1923 in Leesburg, Texas) is an American racing and automotive design legend.
After graduating high school, Shelby enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps, serving in World War II as a flight instructor and test pilot.
Carroll Shelby has had an impressive impact on automotive racing and design over the last 50 years. Starting out amateur, he soon became a driver for Cad-Allard, Aston Martin, Maserati teams during the 1950s and 60s. Following his driving career he opened a high performance driving school and the Shelby-American company. In the shop he designed and built the famed "Cobra" cars, which were derived from an AC chassis and used Ford engines. Shelby went on to help design some of the most successful and beautiful cars of the era: the GT40, the Mustang-based Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500, and of course the 427 Shelby Cobra. Parting with Ford, Shelby moved on to help develop performance cars with divisions of the two other Big 3 American companies, Dodge, and Oldsmobile. The most memorable of these cars was the Dodge Viper.
Shelby Series 1
The Shelby Series 1 was a high-performance roadster designed by automobile legend, Carroll Shelby. It used Oldsmobile's 4.0 L L47 Aurora V8 engine. It has 320 horsepower and will do 60 in better than 4.5 seconds. The car will achieve quarter mile times of 12.8 at 112mph. Top speed is 185 mph—some 15 mph faster than the 427 Shelby Cobra. The 1998 Car weighed 1202 kg/2650 lbs
Shelby Super Cars
Shelby Super Cars is an American autombile manufacturer of exotic supercars. They build the SSC Aero and SSC Superaero, using supercharged General Motors pushrod engined V8s. The company is unrelated to Carroll Shelby.
DRB Sports Cars
DRB Sports Cars produce Shelby Cobra and Ford GT40 replicas in Australia.
The Shelby CSX was a limited-production performance automobile based on the Dodge Shadow. Offered by Shelby from 1987 through 1989, the Shelby CSX was the most common Shelby vehicle of the 1980s.
The first Shelby CSX appeared in 1987. Power came from Shelby's Turbo II 2.2 L I4, with 175 hp (130 kW) and 175 ft.lbf (237 Nm). Performance was good with a 0 to 60 mph time of 7.0 s.
Shock absorbers and springs were replaced, and Daytona Shelby Z rear discs were added. Once again, Shelby used his own wheels. Outside badging was more restrained than other Shelby offerings.
750 1987 CSXes were sold, priced at $13,495. There was no optional equipment.
In 1966, Shelby created a special line of Shelby Mustangs for the Hertz car rental company. Shelby repeated this trick in 1988 with the creation of the CSX-T for the Thrifty rental company. The CSX-T was only sold to Thrifty, and 1,000 were produced.
The CSX-T was mechanically similar to the 1987 CSX with one major exception: The non-intercooled Turbo I engine was used. Two variations were made, an intercooled version given to the president of Thrifty and a version with a factory sunroof given to the president's daughter.
The final CSX was 1989's CSX-VNT. This would be the last Shelby Dodge, and marked two notable technological advances: the introduction of a variable-nozzle turbo and the application of composite wheels.
The engine was the new Turbo IV. The variable vanes were computer controlled and needed no wastegate. Instead, they adjusted the flow of exhaust gasses to spool up quickly and provide strong power. Power remained at 175 hp (130 kW), but torque was up to 205 ft.lbf (278 Nm). Car and Driver magazine was impressed with the engine's flexibility and top-gear acceleration.