The American automakers Ford introduced their Shelby category GT500 at the Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit this past weekend. It will be named GT500 Code Red. This limited production Code Red is based on the current generation Mustang GT500. While Mustang has a supercharged 5.2L V8, Shelby will have a turbocharged engine.
The engine was re-invented by Nelson’s Racing Engines and fixed with a dual-feed fuel system. Engine cooling capacity was increased to prevent the extra heat. When Code Red will run on the tracks it will produce 1000 hp and 780 lb-feet of torque. While using E85, an increased 1300 hp and 1000 lb-feet of torque is achieved.
“While not a street legal car, it is also capable of running at moderate speeds. But when turbos gear up, the car is best for moving in like in a drag race“. The engineers of Shelby American stated about the Code Red’s performance. Further improvements include, a stronger transmission, a one-piece driveshaft, Shelby brakes and rotors, and 20-inch Pirelli P Zero tires in front and Nitto NY555R drag radials in back.
On top of these numerous upgrades, the Code Red will feature with wide body-kit for bigger tires, a new interior, new badging and a carbon-fiber hood. The Shelby will produce a total of only 30 units. If you are interested in owning one of these, be prepared to lose your purse by paying $209,995.