Shelby American Brings World’s Most Powerful Street Production Muscle Car Back to the New York Auto Show

  Shelby American Brings World’s Most Powerful Street Production Muscle Car
  Back to the New York Auto Show

New York International Auto Show 2013

Business Wire

LAS VEGAS -- March 22, 2013

Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International
Inc. (Pink Sheets:CSBI), will introduce the 2013 version of the most powerful
production, street legal muscle car in the world on March 28, 2013, at the New
York International Auto Show. The company will have on display its 2013 Shelby
1000 S/C version with 1,200 horsepower, which is based on the Ford Shelby
GT500. Beginning with Ford’s new massive 5.8L V8 power plant, the 2013 Shelby
1000 puts unprecedented horsepower to the pavement, while running on pump gas.

2013 Shelby 1000 S/C version with 1,200 horsepower (Photo: Business Wire)

2013 Shelby 1000 S/C version with 1,200 horsepower (Photo: Business Wire)

“The 2012 Shelby 1000 was launched to great acclaim at the New York Auto Show
last year to celebrate our 50^th anniversary,” said John Luft, president of
Shelby American. “We’re bringing back the Shelby 1000 to New York, but with
Ford’s new 2013 Shelby GT500 as the base car. With its new engine, launch
control, adjustable suspension and other new enhancements, we’ve created a car
with even more capabilities. The 2013 Shelby 1000 incorporates everything
we’ve learned over five decades of creating high-performance vehicles.”

While the stock 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 offers 662 HP, Shelby American strips
the 5.8 liter engine down to the block, strengthens the internals and then
cranks up the power. Combining a finely tuned adjustable suspension with a
performance cooling package, big brakes and serious horsepower, the Shelby can
outperform exotics costing three-to-four times more.

“The 2013 Shelby 1000 is the most powerful production muscle car on the
market,” said Vince LaViolette, Shelby American’s test driver. “But this car
cannot be defined by just its amazing power. The steering provides wonderful
feedback and the car tracks beautifully, giving it an athletic feel. It
attacks corners, ripping through them with minimal body roll and tremendous
grip. Yet the Shelby 1000 can be so docile that you can cruise it down the
streets of Manhattan.”

The 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C track version runs on pump gas and is rated at 1,200
HP. The post-title package starts at $154,995, not including the base GT500. A
limited production of 100 2013 Shelby 1000s will be built and each will be
numbered and documented in the official Shelby Registry.

Shelby American will also unveil another vehicle at the New York International
Auto Show. Like the Shelby Focus ST, it will not be Ford Mustang based.

Shelby American is now accepting orders for the limited edition 2013 Shelby
1000. Those interested in reserving a car should contact the Shelby American
Sales team at (702) 942-7325 or visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

About Shelby American, Inc.

Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related
products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427
S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. Shelby American offers the
Shelby 1000, GT350, GT500 Super Snake, and GTS post-title packages for the
current generation Ford Mustang, as well as the 2013 Shelby Focus ST. For more
info, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.

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