We were treated to an amazing surprise this week (November 21, 2013) as Shelby American revealed its all-new 2014 Shelby GT/SC during the 2013 LA Auto Show. Shelby American will seek to modify customers’ existing 2014 Ford Mustang GTs, offering a 525hp or 624hp package over the stock 430hp. The GT/SC ponycars are expected to run the quarter mile in 11 seconds, and will boogie from 0 to 60mph in 3.7 seconds.
Shelby American has been adding power to the stock Ford Mustangs since 2007. The company worked hand-in-hand with Carroll Shelby to develop a 320hp 4.6L 2007 Shelby GT. Though the car was discontinued in 2008, it will return in 2014 for yet another run. The base 2014 Shelby GT will feature a 5.0L Coyote engine topped with a black Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger good for 525hp. Topside of the transmission, you’ll find a Shelby/Barton short shifter for quicker and more responsive shifts. To finish off the base package, a Shelby/Borla exhaust will be installed for an unmistakable tone.
The suspension on the 2014 Ford Mustang GT will also be upgraded as part of the Shelby GT package. A Ford Racing suspension will be installed, along with a caster/camber plate set that will allow for adjustability on and off the track for improved handling with a Panhard bar out back to help locate the rear axle. At each corner Shelby/Wilwood brakes will give the Mustang greater stopping power; red, 6-piston calipers will be up front and red 4-piston calipers will bring up the rear. 20x9-inch silver wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Supersport tires will hide the brakes at all four corners.
The interior of the car will see a vast improvement. A Shelby GT dash plaque and engine plate will be added to let the competition know exactly what they’re up against. A-pillar gauge pods showing boost, fuel, and oil pressure will keep the driver “in the know.” The seats embroidered with “SHELBY” on each head rest. Outside, Shelby GT LeMans and side stripes will quickly give others on the road symbolism of the car’s power. A Shelby GT front fascia, fiberglass hood, and carbon laminated hood louvers function to reduce curb weight and also feed the engine with fresh air and produce an aggressive appeal. A Billet upper grille with the Ford running pony emblem, "Powered by Ford" side badges, and “SHELBY” trunk lettering will round-out the car’s performance-oriented appearance.
The additional 2014 Shelby GT/SC, which was only unveiled at the LA Auto Show, will feature a long list of optional add-ons to the base Shelby GT. Most importantly, the GT/SC will feature either a chrome Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger good for 525hp, or a chrome or black 624hp supercharger. A suspension upgrade including a Shelby billet Watts link, and Eibach sway bar and coil-overs, will truly increase the car’s cornering ability. The brakes will be the same, but optional black, 20x9-inch wheels can be added for the GT/SC package. The Exterior GT/SC will also see lots of upgrades including a front and rear spoiler, and window covers. Inside, the biggest improvement is the Kicker audio system.
The 2014 Shelby GT and GT/SC will be available at the start of the 2014 quarter. The base, 2014 Shelby GT will start at $27,995 (on top of the purchase price of the 2014 Ford Mustang GT). If you’re looking for an emissions-friendly, track-ready Mustang – this is your car!
- Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger, 525hp, black
- Optional Shelby/Ford Racing Whipple supercharger 525hp, chrome or 624hp, chrome or black
- Optional Shelby cooling system
Transmission / Drivetrain:
- Shelby/Barton short shifter
- Optional aluminum driveshaft
- Ford Racing suspension
- Caster/Camber plate set
- Panhard suspension bar
- Optional Shelby billet Watts link
- Optional Eibach sway bar and coil-over kits
- Shelby/Wilwood 6-piston, red, front; 4-piston, red, rear
Wheels / Tires:
- 20x9-inch wheels, silver
- Michelin Pilot Supersport tires
- Optional 20x9-inch wheels, black
Interior / Exterior:
- Shelby GT LeMans and side stripes
- Shelby GT front fascia
- Shelby GT fiberglass hood
- Shelby GT carbon laminated hood louvers
- Billet upper grille with Ford running pony emblem
- "Powered by Ford" side badges
- SHELBY trunk letters
- Shelby GT dash plaque and Engine Plate
- A-pillar gauge pod with boost, fuel, and oil pressure gauges
- SHELBY head rest covers
- Optional front spoiler
- Optional rear spoiler
- Optional window covers
- Optional light bar with 3rd brake light (convertibles only)
- Optional Shelby Kicker audio system
- Optional Shelby GT lighted door sill plates