|1,000+ Horsepower "Code Red" Shelby GT500 Mustang Revealed!
Want to have the baddest Mustang in your neighborhood? In your city? In your state? Shelby may have created exactly what you desire. Dubbed the Code Red GT500, this monster muscle car packs an amazing 1,000+ twin turbo charged horsepower!
In September Shelby American posed a question to Mustang enthusiasts on their website; which Mustang excited you the most? Of the cars presented the one that caught everyone's attention was the sinister looking black and red GT500 which was said to create over 1,000 horsepower. At the time the car was nothing more than a rendering and a list of potential options but we can now say for sure that at least one prototype of the car actually exists. The Code Red GT500, which was unveiled today, is a collaboration between Shelby and Chatworth California engine builder Nelson Racing Engines. Taking the GT500's already potent 5.4L engine, Nelson heavily modified it's internals to take the abuse of its new found twin 61mm Turbonetics turbochargers. It then added a dual fuel system allowing the car to run both race and street gas. An electronic boost controller, which has the ability to control boost levels based on gear selection and rpm, was a necessity to make the car drivable. The result? Well according to Tom Nelson the car was built to make between 1,000 and 1,200 horsepower but can peak at a crazy 1,400hp!
Will Shelby build it? Thats hard to say. After all, how much of a market could there really be for what is expected to be a $100,000 add on package which doesn't include the price of the base vehicle? Either way they have definitely made the baddest truly streetable GT500 we've ever seen and we would love to see more. Check out the video below for clips of the car being thrashed on the street!
Source: Nelson Racing Engines and Shelby American
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