For Mustang aficionados with a sub-Super Snake budget, Shelby American, Inc. has unveiled a its new 2012 Shelby GTS, a post-title upgrade which can bring its own kind of personalized performance flair to any current-generation model. "The Ford Shelby GT was introduced in 2007 as an agile, reliable and affordable muscle car," said John Luft, president of Shelby American Inc. in presenting this latest offering. "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."
Starting at $9,995 plus the cost of the base car, the Shelby GTS package matches distinctive visuals with mechanical upgrades. Outside, a Shelby-spec front fascia with a black billet grille and custom hood are matched with Le Mans stripes and a variety of bespoke badging while a full Ford Racing handling pack that includes new springs and stabilizer bars plus a front strut tower brace, a free-flowing fresh-air intake system and Borla exhaust system plus upgraded Shelby/Baer disc brakes complete the basic GTS kit. For those with more to spend, Shelby American also will fit the GTS with more serious hardware, including Shelby superchargers for both V8 and V6 models, six-piston Shelby/Baer brakes, adjustable control arms, Watts-link rear suspension 18- to 20-inch wheel/tires packages and more, including a custom two-tone leather interior. Complete details are available at www.shelbyamerican.com.