Ford unveils muscle-car tribute to Caroll Shelby
DETROIT, Aug 21 — Ford recently unveiled its 850-HP Mustang-based 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, built by a group dubbed “Friends of Carroll” in memory of former race car driver and automotive designer Carroll Shelby, who died in May.
“Using the 662-horsepower 2013 Shelby GT500 as a foundation, ‘Friends of Carroll’ created the one-of-a-kind 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra wide-body Mustang that now generates more than 850 horsepower with the help of a Ford Racing 4.0-litre Whipple supercharger,” reports speedtv.com.
The tribute was complete when the “Friends of Carroll” added the iconic white stripes on a blue paint job, a colour scheme used for many of Shelby’s race cars in the 1960s.
The AC Cobra turns 50
The one-off model was unveiled at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, held on the track of Laguna Seca, California on August 17 and 19, to celebrate the AC Cobra’s 50th anniversary.
Ford also renamed a road at its Product Development Center at Dearborn, Michigan, as another tribute to the late Carroll Shelby.
Shelby designed some of Ford’s most iconic muscle-cars, and also worked on designs for the other two Big Three manufacturers. — AFP/Relaxnews