Shelby has officially launched in South Africa, and there are four kits available to local Mustang fans.
Based at Crossley & Webb in Cape Town, Shelby SA plans to eventually boast dealers in other areas of South Africa, including Gauteng, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and the North West.
The first kit has been created for the 2,3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder Mustang, while the other three have been dreamt up for the range-topping 5,0-litre V8 models. Of course, you’ll have to get your hands on a Mustang from Ford first – no easy task considering the long local waiting lists.
The Shelby GT package for the EcoBoost model includes a full range of styling updates (inside and out) as well as 20-inch alloys, a handling pack, and an upgraded exhaust system. The cost? Some R665 000 (on top of the cost of the ‘Stang, of course)…
For the same amount, a similar package can be applied to the V8 model, along with extra-cost options like a supercharger (which takes peak power from 306 kW to 470 kW), brake upgrades, a special suspension kit, and more.
The third package is the Super Snake kit, which includes a Ford Performance supercharger that hikes power to 500 kW, uprated braking, a body-kit and plenty more. Of course, should you have yet more money to burn (over the R1 248 000 that this package costs), there’s also the option of a Whipple or Kenne Bell supercharger, each of which takes the V8’s peak output to 560 kW.
Not quite enough exclusive for you? Well, then take a look at the final package on offer: the limited edition Terlingua kit. Although Shelby SA has yet to release pricing for this kit, you can bet your bottom dollar it won’t be cheap.
Just 50 examples of the Terlingua will be created, and five of these kits are destined for South Africa. Using the aforementioned Whipple supercharger, the Terlingua is good for 560 kW, and boasts a carbon-fibre body-kit, Eibach adjustable suspension, Brembo racing brakes, 20-inch Weld alloys and more.