Shelby Looks for a Younger Crowd with the Mustang Shelby GTS

Shelby fans can rejoice that Shelby has announced the spiritual successor to the Ford Shelby GT that was built from 2007-2008. The Shelby GTS is available as a post-title package for the 2011-2012 Ford Mustang and is available on either the V6 or V8.

“The Ford Shelby GT was introduced in 2007 as an agile, reliable and affordable muscle car,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American Inc. “It dominated its SCCA racing class and was a popular canvas for enthusiasts to create their dream Shelby. Our Shelby GTS picks up that mantle and expands upon it with a choice of V6 or V8 power for a new generation of Shelby enthusiast who wants a car built just for them.”

“The V6 Mustang is a particularly good platform for the Shelby GTS,” noted Shelby American vice president of operations Gary Patterson. “It’s even lighter and more nimble than the GT. And the V6 Shelby GTS makes about as much horsepower as the V8 in the Ford Shelby GT, but with better fuel economy at a lower price.”

The package starts at $9,995, not including the base car, which means that buyers can get into one for about $32,000. The package includes Ford Racing handling pack including new springs, tuned stabilizer bars and front strut tower brace, Borla exhaust system, Shelby / Baer brakes, unique front fascia, a unique deep draw hood featuring classic Shelby design and Shelby LeMans stripes and side stripes. Buyers can also choose to add a Shelby supercharger, 6 piston brakes, 18′ or 20′ wheels and a Watts link rear suspension.

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