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New Shelby GTS: Affordable Shelby Performance For Today’s Ford Mustang

Written by Staff. Posted in Ford News, Guest Articles

Published on May 24, 2016 with No Comments

Gearheads today know that seeing the iconic “Shelby” name on hi-po Fords like the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 guarantees some serious upgrades have been added to the Mustang mix. But at the same time, they also know the cars’ MSRPs have been seriously upgraded to match. Which is where the all-new Shelby GTS comes into play, building on the success of the previous Shelby GT.

“The Ford Shelby GT was introduced in 2007 as an agile, reliable and affordable muscle car,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American Inc. “It dominated its SCCA racing class and was a popular canvas for enthusiasts to create their dream Shelby. Our Shelby GTS picks up that mantle and expands upon it with a choice of V6 or V8 power for a new generation of Shelby enthusiasts who want a car built just for them.”

The Shelby GTS package can be added to either the current Mustang V6 or V8-powered Mustang GT, with naturally aspirated or supercharged engines, and it delivers:

* A Ford Racing handling pack, with new springs, tuned stabilizer bars and a front strut tower brace
* A “fresh-air” package for naturally aspirated powerplants
* A Borla exhaust system
* Shelby/Baer brakes
* A unique, deep-draw hood showcasing a classic Shelby design
* A black billet upper grille with the Ford “Running Pony” emblem
* Unique Shelby front fascias
* Shelby LeMans stripes and side stripes
* “Shelby GTS” badging and official Shelby CSM interior plate
* “Powered by Ford” side badges
* “Shelby” lettering on the rear deck lid

The price for all this Shelby goodness? A mere $9,995, not including the price of the base car.

A wide range of Shelby options are available, too, including Shelby superchargers for both V8 and V6 models, upgraded six-piston Shelby/Baer brakes, adjustable control arms, a number of wheel/tire packages, a Watts-link rear suspension and two-tone leather interior.

“Our Shelby GTS is a fantastic way to pump up the capabilities of a stock Mustang within a budget without sacrificing performance,” added Luft. “It’s a car that reaches a younger buyer while acknowledging the economic realities of our times.”

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