Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has confirmed three units of the Carroll Shelby Signature Series Mustang have been set aside for the local market, each offering around 600 kW.

Priced from R2 708 000 – subject to “exchange rate fluctuations” but including the base vehicle – the three examples will form part of a 50-unit global production run.

Locally, the limited-edition model will be available in both convertible and fastback form, with either an automatic transmission or a manual gearbox (and rear-wheel drive in both cases). All three units will be entered into the official Shelby Registry.

The Blue Oval brand’s 5,0-litre V8 petrol engine gains a “custom” Edelbrock supercharger, which helps to push the SA-spec model's peak power to “just over 800 hp” (so, somewhere in the region of 600 kW). A Borla exhaust system with four tailpipes is also included to deliver Shelby’s “signature soundtrack”.

The Carroll Shelby Signature Series model furthermore boasts new fenders, which widen the body and provide space for the single-piece forged monoblock wheels and tweaked MagneRide suspension. It also gains a Brembo braking system with six-piston callipers up front and four-piston items at the rear.

Other changes include the adoption of a more aggressively designed bonnet and front facia, along with a revised rear spoiler and diffuser as well as a new panel inserted between the taillamps.

Inside, you’ll find Shelby branding on items such as the mats and door-sill plates, while the gauge cluster gains Shelby touches, too. Shelby says the rear seats can be optionally deleted and replaced with a harness bar. Under the bonnet, the radiator, coolant tank and oil cap are all also branded.

Shelby says the Signature Series Mustang was developed over two years, carefully engineered and refined to build a contender worthy of its founder’s name. The firm worked closely with Ford Performance and other partners on the project.