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Carroll Shelby Honored With 850-HP GT500

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Carroll Shelby was an automotive legend, this cannot be said enough.  In order to honor him, a group called “Friends of Carroll Shelby” have created a one-off tribute car, honoring Carroll Shelby.  The group consists of firms such as Ford, Ford Racing, and Shelby American.  The car they created is a 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra and it was revealed at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

A normal GT500 has 662-hp but thanks to a Ford Racing 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger, the tribute Shelby GT500 Cobra pumps out 850-hp.  To help with the added power, the engineers widened and enlarged the wheels.  They also installed a specially designed hood from Shelby America.

What a better way to honor a man who graced us with amazingly powerful cars, than to dedicate a monster of a pony to him.