Shelby American Details Plans for 2013 Detroit Auto Show

2013 Detroit Auto Show


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    Look for more details about Shelby American's new projects at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and 2013 New York Auto Show. | January 03, 2013

2013 Detroit Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • Shelby American said it will show off a wide body option on the 2013 Super Snake at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, according to the company Web site.
  • Shelby American also said it will offer the wide body option for all 2005-'09 Ford Mustangs.
  • The company said it plans to unveil "projects" at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show and the 2013 New York Auto Show.

LAS VEGAS — Shelby American said it will show off a wide body option on the 2013 Super Snake at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, according to the company Web site.

Shelby American also said it will offer the wide body option for all 2005-'09 Ford Mustangs.

The company said 2013 will be "a big year for Shelby" as it plans to unveil "projects" at the upcoming Detroit auto show and the 2013 New York Auto Show. Shelby American takes its name from the legendary auto designer and racer Carroll Shelby, who died last May.

"While I can't talk about any Detroit details now, I will quote Carroll from last year," wrote Gary Patterson, Shelby American vice president of operations. "I think you're going to see the industry going completely to small engines with turbochargers. That's the only way you can get the mileage that the government is going to be demanding."

Patterson said the wide body option on the 2013 Super Snake allows buyers to "put a lot of tire on the car, allowing you to put a 345 or even a 355 wide tire on the back."

Edmunds says: It wouldn't be surprising if Shelby American turned its attention to modifying Ford's EcoBoost turbocharged engines.

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