Shelby 1000 coming to 2012 New York Auto Show, a Shelby GT500 with 1,000-hp

Next week at the 2012 New York Auto Show, Shelby American will show-off its most powerful Shelby yet – the Shelby 1000.

Based on the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500, the Shelby 1000 takes the cars already impressive handling, horsepower and braking to the next level of performance.

The Shelby 1000 will be offered in both a street and a Shelby 1000 S/C track version. The street legal version pumps out 950-hp and the track S/C edition rates at over 1,100-hp.

“Carroll Shelby is a visionary who has pushed the boundaries of performance his entire life,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “He challenged the Shelby American team to develop the Shelby 1000 and wanted to unveil this amazing new Shelby at the New York Auto Show celebrating 50 years since he unveiled the very first Shelby Cobra that changed the face of high performance. We will have that very car, Cobra #1 (CSX2000) along with Shelby 1000 on display in our Shelby American booth in New York.”

How do you squeeze out that much power form a 5.4 liter V8? With a little Shelby magic, new rods, crank and pistons, an upgraded cooling and exhaust and a new supercharger.

A limited production of Shelby 1000s will be built, each numbered and documented. Pricing starts at $149,995 and that doesn’t include the GT500 – a complete Shelby 1000 is expected to be approximately $200,000.

2012 New York Auto Show

– By: Omar Rana