US: Shelby American premieres the Terlingua Mustang

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The Americna performance vehicle manufacturer has been very subtle and announced without much fuss the official introduction of the Terlingua Mustang.

The model is homage to the Terlingua Racing Team that took home the 1967 Trans Am Championship, with the special limited edition taking form from the basis of the Ford Mustang GT. The assortment of updates includes lots of carbon fiber on the outside – we have a front splitter, side skirts, and a rear spoiler made out of the lightweight material. We’re still unsure if the hood is also manufactured out of carbon fiber, as there is no official information on this yet. We also noticed the modified grille with mesh inserts and Terlingua Racing Team badging, while the exterior design is completed by the Borla exhaust system with black tips and the 20-inch WELD racing wheels.

We have no interior shots yet but Shelby said the modifications include a short throw shifter, an autograph plaque with the approval stamps of Carroll Shelby, Terlingua Racing Team founder Bill Neale, and 1967 Trans Am Championship driver Jerry Titus. Most importantly under the hood the 5.0-liter V8 engine has been treated to a Whipple supercharger for a serious output jump – from the standard GT’s 435 hp to more than 750 horsepower. The model also comes with Ford Performance half-shafts, an adjustable coilover suspension, an Eibach sway bar, and a Brembo big brake kit. Production will be of just 50 units and pricing starts from $65,999 – and then you also have to factor in the cost of the Mustang GT.