At the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, Shelby American unveiled the 2014 Shelby GT, the latest version of its entry-level tuned Mustang.
The Shelby GT was launched in 2007 as a less-extreme counterpart to the GT500 and other models in the Ford and Shelby American catalogs. The 2014 GT–possibly the last new Shelby model on the current Mustang platform–continues in that vein.
Based on the 2014 Mustang GT, the Shelby GT boasts 430 horsepower, thanks to engine tuning, a new intake and exhaust, and other modifications. It also features Ford Racing suspension, upgraded brakes, and a new wheel and tire package. Naturally, racing stripes are also part of the package, along with a Shelby body kit that gives this Mustang a little more attitude.
If that’s not enough, buyers can opt for the Shelby GT/SC, which throws a Whipple supercharger into the mix. The GT/SC is available with either 525-horses, or 624-horses. Shelby says the 624-horse version will do 0-to-60 in about 3.7 seconds, with a quarter-mile time in the 11-second range. It will even pull over 1g on the skidpad.
Speed is good, but what about the price of this ‘budget’ model? The base Shelby GT treatment costs $14,995, minus the cost of a 2014 Ford Mustang GT. Like all Shelby American models, the GT is a post-title car, so customers will have to purchase their own base car and have it sent to Shelby for modification; Shelby says a well-equipped car will cost $45,000 total.
The GT/SC starts at $27,995, again, plus the cost of a base car. With a base Mustang GT starting at $30,900, a ballpark estimate for a completed car would be around $58,895.