Donald Farr
Former Editor, Mustang Monthly
March 5, 2006

The CS 6 is also available as an appearance package only, without the supercharger, Baer brakes, suspension mods, or Borla exhaust. Interested buyers can contact Shelby Automobiles at 702/942-7325 or visit the company's Web site at for more info.

At the Ford pavilion, Shelby revealed his new association with West Coast Customs to produce a limited-edition line of high-end '06 Mustangs. "We built this car for performance and style," said Shelby. "It's got the bark of the old musclecars and the look of a new sports car. It's one of the best projects I've been a part of."

The Shelby/West Coast Customs Mustang begins with a stock '06 Mustang GT. Shelby oversaw the car's performance enhancements, which adds a Vortech supercharger along with a remapped computer to develop over 500 hp. West Coast Customs then added its touch with exterior and interior modifications, including a new hood design with a single scoop for air redirection, revised fender swells and rocker panels, custom grille inserts with center-mount driving lamps, new front fascia with additional driving lamps, 22-inch Shelby/West Coast Customs-branded Lexani wheels with Pirelli tires, a bold rear wing, custom upholstery, and a powerful stereo/DVD system.

Only 25 Shelby/West Coast Custom Mustangs will be produced, available in 2006 through Shelby Automobiles in Las Vegas and West Coast Customs in Los Angeles. Potential buyers can contact either Shelby Automobiles, or West Coast Customs at 310/645-1156 or

Roush FE, Wheels, And Stage 3
Jack Roush made the trip to Las Vegas to introduce several new products and the latest-generation Stage 3 Mustang from Roush Performance

An old drag racer himself, Roush is justifiably proud to offer a modern version of Ford's legendary big-block engine. "We recognize that people want an engine from the FE series, and to meet the demand, we came up with an engine that will help command attention for any restored car," said Todd Andrews, Roush

Performance Engine Manager.
The Roush 451R FE is not your father's FE. Starting with a Pond aluminum block, the engine is packed with forged pistons, a nodular-iron crankshaft, and a hydraulic flat-tappet camshaft, then topped off with Edelbrock aluminum heads, a dual-plane intake, and a Roush-tuned Holley carburetor for a package that delivers 480 hp and 555 lb-ft of torque. Other components include an MSD billet distributor, Harland Sharp shaft-mount roller rocker arms, and a Canton oil pan. A dual-quad version of the 451R FE, also rated at 480 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque, is available, along with an eight-stack, fuel-injected version in the near future.