Eric Eikenberry
August 1, 2007

So will it be a collectible because of its CS stature and over-the-top style? For the record, Cenora's last Mustang, that SN95, took home an entire roomful of trophies before it gracefully retired from competition. Jason assures us however, that he's not done with the show circuit yet. "I really want to see how many six-foot-tall trophies I can steal this year!" Building show cars is in his blood. Perhaps then, like the fictitious Tony Soprano, one can never truly leave 'the family.'

2007 Shelby CS8 Mustang Prototype

Ford 4.6-liter 3-valve 'Modular' V8

Engine Modifications
Polished Paxton Novi 2200R Supercharger w/intercooler, 2-Bolt race blow off valve, High Output 3.12" supercharger pulley - 14lbs boost; Nitrous Express 3V Billet plate fogger system, Ntercooler sprayer system; Diablo Sport Predator tuning, 39lb. Ford Racing EV1 Style injectors, Meziere electric water pump, Nitrous Express, UPR billet engine bay dress up kit, CPR billet high flow / capacity fuel rails, Magnaflow prototype 3" cat-back exhaust system, High-flow Tru-X pipe w/ catalytic converters; JBA Short ceramic-coated headers; Stage 8 locking header bolts, Fluidyne High-performance radiator, Rocket Brand 100 Octane Race Fuel, Pure Power oiling and filtration; Hose Techniques HD pipes and hoses; XMP custom steel braided fluid lines, Fragola AN fittings

Superior Axle and Gear 4:10 rear gear set, chromoly 31-spline axles, T2 torsen differential

489 RWHP, 442 RWTQ
Best ET To Date: 11.83 @ 115 MPH
Top Speed: 156 mph

Wheels And Tires
American Racing 20" Shelby Razor wheels, Falken FK-452 tires 275/35-20

Progress Technology coil over system, adjustable anti-roll front/rear, adjustable panhard bar, HD adjustable rear lower control arms; Prothane billet motor mounts, bushings; Shelby/Baer Twin-piston PBR front calipers, rear relocation system, 14" Eradi-speed two-piece cross-drilled slotted rotors, custom blue braided-steel brake lines

Shelby Performance CS6/CS8 Front Fascia, grille, stainless steel hood pins, CS6/CS8 side scoops w/ inserts, side striping; Shelby GT500 rear fascia, Classic Design Concepts GT500 style rear wing, PIAA Xtreme Lighting and Fog lights, Saleen HID headlights, Meguiars car care products

UPR billet interior trim kit, Auto Meter C1 instrumentation, custom-painted color-matched interior, American Stitches custom steering wheel, full suede leather headliner and interior pieces, Alphasonik PMA815 15" Subwoofer, two PCP50LED 5.0 farad capacitors, two PMA 4150 4-channel amplifiers, PMA1200DA sub amplifier, four pairs of PCT6501 2-way component speakers; Hush Mat sound dampening material, Vivo Electronics 15" monitor mounted in trunk, 7" flip down, 5.6" monitor in rear center console, 7" headrest monitors; Eclipse 5500 DVD/ Navigation head unit, three Optima Blue-Top Batteries, PlayStation 2 system, wireless controllers

Thanks to my family for all their support through the tireless days, my Grandma for her support, my fiance April for her inspiration and my daughter Jessica for being my biggest fan! And thanks to all my friends who helped my project along the way with grinding, sanding or parts delivery.

Special thanks to the following:
Supporter / Shelby Distribution USA Irvine, CA Performance / Xtreme Mustang Performance "XMP" Aliso Viejo, CA Multimedia / Advanced Car Creations - Garden Grove, CA Supporter / Shelby Performance Inc - Las Vegas, NV Interior Paint / Merzee's Paint and Body - Santa Fe Springs Exterior Paint / Newport Auto Shelby Upholstery / Hugo's Custom Upholstry - Santa Ana, CA Supporter / Sunset Ford - Westminister, CA Media / Max Sigward Design - Huntington Beach, CA