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Old 24th March 2013, 18:34   #1
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"The most powerful muscle car in the world is about to be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show with Shelby American introducing the street legal 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C. Based on the Ford Shelby GT500, the 5.8 litre V8 engine is tuned to pump a monstrous 1200 bhp on the 2013 Shelby as compared to 662 bhp on the GT500. A new adjustable suspension, bigger brakes and an enhanced cooling system have been put in place to compensate for the extra power."
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"The most powerful muscle car in the world is about to be unveiled at the New York International Auto Show with Shelby American introducing the street legal 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C. Based on the Ford Shelby GT500, the 5.8 litre V8 engine is tuned to pump a monstrous 1200 bhp on the 2013 Shelby as compared to 662 bhp on the GT500. A new adjustable suspension, bigger brakes and an enhanced cooling system have been put in place to compensate for the extra power."
1200 horses from V8 is impressive but I would hold my opinion on mustang frame on which its built on! GT500/Shelby has raw power but fall behind in handling and comfort to its competitors.
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I wonder whether this one still has that live rear axle? And that 1200 horses are surely more for bragging rights surely, because that car simply cannot handle that much power I suppose. Half of that power will go into burning rubber and nothing more I suppose! But in isolation, 1200hp from a 5.4 V8 is indeed impressive. Makes you wonder what it can do on a more capable chassis.
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Woah! She would wheelspin all away to her glory, if it's a RWD. I guess this would be an AWD, else how could they handle all that power! Ferrari's F12 is an exception as it is a RWD but still manages 730 horsepower and still weighs at an acceptable level. The problem they'd have to face is that they'd need either AWD or some clever engineering like F12 to manage this power. I just wish too much weight isn't added! If they could manage to extract 1200 hp from that 5.4 V8 in a RWD format with an acceptable weight, then it would simply overtake the speed shattering records set by Veyron! OMG!!

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Looks like there's a new subframe built on a factory mustang chassis for the 2012 model; lots of other changes to rear axle, transmission and driveshaft.

Source: http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-revi...-shelby-1000-1

This is more of a drag race car!
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If they could manage to extract 1200 hp from that 5.4 V8 in a RWD format with an acceptable weight, then it would simply overtake the speed shattering records set by Veyron! OMG!!
That will never happen, the Veyron costs a million bucks for a reason. It has the power and it can put that power to the ground, has the aerodynamics, suspension and all the other electronics and hardware necessary to handle the 1200 bhp. No way in the world that this is going to be any faster. It is just going to be a drag race machine. I bet you cannot take it around a track also any faster than a Shelby GT 500.
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That will never happen, the Veyron costs a million bucks for a reason. It has the power and it can put that power to the ground, has the aerodynamics, suspension and all the other electronics and hardware necessary to handle the 1200 bhp. No way in the world that this is going to be any faster. It is just going to be a drag race machine. I bet you cannot take it around a track also any faster than a Shelby GT 500.
Have to agree with what Vineeth is saying. There is no way a Mustang could beat a Veyron in a drag, 1200 BHP or otherwise! The amount of engineering that has been put into the Veyron is simply mind blowing, and I personally think that it will be long time before we see a street legal production car beat it in a long drag.
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