Photo credit: raffle.kcairshow.org
A Ford Mustang Shelby for many US car fans is the ultimate that can be bought from the brand with the blue oval. Due to the racing history that goes with the name Carroll Shelby which brought about such great successes as the triple victory for the Ford GT 40 models at Le Mans in 1966, in which Ferrari was duped in the worst way, the Shelby Mustang has cult status today. Of course, this reputation has placed a great burden on the Ford Mustang Shelby, which it now has to bear. After all, it is important to be a pioneer in matters Muscle cars to defend and outdo the competition from GM and FCA. But Shelby is not only a big name when it comes to motorsport, but also when it comes to supporting charitable causes. Because Caroll Shelby campaigned for sick children as early as the 1960s, and was also the patron of various foundations.
Grand prize - a Shelby Mustang
For the next Kansas City Air Show, a unique automobile will therefore be created, which with the help of 6.000 tickets will be raffled. The income from this project comes from the "Children's Mercy Kansas City“Benefit, as well as the KC Air Show's own charity organization. The car that we are now introducing to you in more detail was given the name Shelby Super Snake "Blue Hornet" baptized.
The two-tone design is reminiscent of the legendary "Green Hornet" prototypes from the 60s.
To a dark blue, which serves as a primer bright yellow trim applied, which give the bolide the same color scheme as the jets of the US aerobatic team Blue angels. The tribute to the US Navy stunt pilots is intentional as they attend the KC Air Show, whose charity program is sponsored by Shelby. But the striking paintwork is not the only highlight of the car, which has a bodykit from Shelby has that with tremendous Breitbau makes a name for itself. With the exception of the rear bumper, the doors, the roof and the trunk lid, no body part is left untouched, and the widebody kit pulls out all the stops for tuning.
They are also among the absolute eye-catchers Super Snake forged wheels in 20-inch format (10 × 20 and 13 × 20 inches), which start with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires size 305/30 ZR20 at the front and 345/30 ZR20 at the back. Of course, the chassis is no longer standard either, as one Ford Performance FR3-Track chassis package with Shelby dome bearings including camber and caster adjustment installed. Also became a Brembo GT brake system with VA 6 pistons and HA 4 piston calipers built-in. Equipped in this way, the Shelby "Blue Hornet" is an absolute eye-catcher, which is not only suitable as a charity vehicle, but also cuts a brilliant figure at every US car meeting.
The interior takes up the color scheme of the exterior.
In the interior there was one blue and yellow leather interior from Katzkin built in, which takes up the color scheme of the body, and thus fits perfectly into the tuning project. For full control there is Shelby auxiliary instruments on the dashboard, and the automatic selector lever was in Pistol grip design held.
The “Blue Hornet” is powered by a 5-liter V8 compressor.
The drive source in this unique car is one 5 liter V8 supercharged gasoline enginewho with the help of a Super Snake 3.0 Whipple Compressor, One Shelby high performance cooling system from C&R Racing and one Super Snake 409SS cat-back exhaust system from Borla, breathtaking from 836 HP perform. Unfortunately, we don't know anything about the torque, but the power is transmitted via a 10-speed automatic (Ford 10R80 plus Shelby gearbox cooler, Torsen T2R diff, Ford Performance axle shafts) to the Rear wheels. Equipped in this way, the quarter mile should be child's play for this beast, and even on the highway you could show the taillights of some super sports cars with the Shelby.
Our conclusion on the Ford Mustang Shelby "Blue Hornet":
It's nice that a tuning company like Shelby shows a heart for sick children and supports charitable causes with such a project. We praise that very much, and at the same time we are impressed by the vehicle that has been put on the wheels for it. On June 29, 2021, the winner of the “Blue Hornet”, which will be raffled among all participants in the charity campaign, will be drawn. Tickets are sold by the KC Air Show team and the contingent is limited to 6.000 pieces. Should you like the car, but not be able to buy a ticket to take part in the competition, you can take a look at our picture gallery of the vehicle, which we have attached to the article as always. If we get more information about the changes, there will of course be an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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