An intricate cobra is etched into the center of the aluminum steering wheel badge. The Shelby's open-element air induction system features a conical air filter instead of a flat-panel closed system to reduce air restriction. That philosophy sums up how Shelby, superchargers and Mustangs came together in the first place. First, it had to be the traditional white. That idea certainly wasn't lost on Carroll Shelby because Mustangs that bore his name have traditionally brought his unique sense of style and personality directly into the engine compartment. Using a Blower to Call Down the Thunder However, these were not the first - nor, obviously, the last - production Ford passenger vehicles to be supercharged.
If the passenger-seat sensor detects no weight or very little weight, like a newspaper or a jacket, the passenger air bag is automatically switched off. Lending some credibility to those racing stripes is a supercharged and intercooled 5. It also had to be specific to the Shelby. Also, multi-valve engines are better suited to help scavenge exhaust gases out of the cylinder after combustion is complete for more power with cleaner tailpipe emissions. How long did they run? Shelby agreed to a race on the vast expanses of empty concrete that surrounded the airport. The Dearborn Iron Works has learned how to make their Mustangs behave. A cold-air intake feeds the coolest air possible directly into the air box, helping further increase horsepower.
This was upgraded to 230 horsepower and 330 lbs. Spring and dampers have been optimized for better roll control, giving customers more confidence when braking, accelerating or turning. It is everything I expected a modern Shelby Mustang to be. This helps keep the driver optimally placed. Supercharged 500-Horsepower With the stout cast-iron, 5. Worse yet was fuel economy, with most of the big, high-powered V-8s at the time netting anywhere from six to 10 miles per gallon in typical driving. Ford mailed interim letters informing owners that parts are not yet available on July 15, 2016.
This was added to improve durability and steering feel. Four-piston Brembo calipers are fitted to 14-inch Brembo vented rotors up front, and 11. Using genuine materials such as real leather in all seats, real aluminum on the instrument panel and Alcantara inserts on the seats and steering wheel gave the appearance a precisely crafted, jewel-like yet functional feel. Remedy Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front driver side air bag inflator, free of charge. Units Affected 327796 When it comes to braking distances, you might think that the lighter the car, the better. He does not like to lose. Even so, Ford thought our 12.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. In the rear, there's a three-link live axle with coil springs, Panhard rod, outboard shocks and stabilizer bar. Back in the so-called Muscle Car era, driving a street beast with more than 400 horsepower was a dicey proposition. He served as a senior adviser on the team that developed and built the 550-horsepower. Convenience Comfort and convenience touches abound. The top is available only in black to match the car's predominantly black interior.
Smaller units were relocated on the outside of the lower front fascia where they function well. The side stripes are also a delete option on the Convertible. A miniature transponder with an integrated circuit and antenna is imbedded in the ignition key. The engine can move the vehicle at moderate speeds up to about 50 mph. The retro shift knob is glued up from several small pieces by a company that makes billiard balls. Shelby Mustang production ceased in 1970 with a total volume of 14,559 units.
With only half the cylinders firing, the engine operates at lower power and generates much less heat. If an intrusion is detected, the alarm sounder and traffic horn are activated and the exterior lights flash to frighten would-be thieves. The Ford Special Vehicle Team brought high performance back to Mustang in 1993. The interior also features dual power points as well as two cupholders. The most powerful Mustang ever.
Helping put the power to the pavement is a 6-speed manual gearbox. The upper intake sports the famous Cobra logo floating off-center in place of a centered galloping pony found on other Mustangs. This approach allows more air to be pumped through the engine, producing more power and increasing the engine's efficiency. The rear spoiler adds significant downforce. A trapezoidal grille cap finishes off the nose as one big flaring nostril. The chromed accessories inside the cabin have been replaced with a satin aluminum finish, including the aluminum shift lever knob that is nicely positioned for quick, positive shifts.
Machining changes are incorporated into the outside ends of the heads and to the left rear cam cap to fit the engine into the Mustang chassis. It's a nice balance; one isn't overpowering the other. Bolstering has been added to provide increased lateral support. A patented resonator placed between the air filter and engine throttle body helps keep unwanted noise in check. The cylinders alternate between even- and odd-firing pistons in this mode.