Agustin Jimenez
Technical Editor
September 14, 2015
Photos By: Courtesy of Shelby American

Shelby has long been a name synonymous with performance in the Mustang world and they’ve certainly given enthusiast more to drool about over the last few years, especially the all-new GT350R and Super Snake. But what if you’re not really in need of the ultimate horsepower machine but you still want your ‘stang to feature the signature Shelby touch? Well, luckily Shelby has just unveiled their all-new S550 Shelby GT EcoBoost and it definitely has many of the cool Shelby features that will make your mouth water.

The Shelby GT EcoBoost combines all of the aesthetic elements that enthusiasts have come to expect from a Shelby Mustang with the high-end performance that is delivered on the Mustang GT platforms. The Shelby GT EcoBoost features a carbon fiber hood, front splitter and rocker panels while a set of 20-inch Weld Racing Venice wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport rubber give the car an aggressive stance.

A specialty-tuned Ford Performance Handling Pack adds to the Mustang’s handling characteristics while a Ford Performance exhaust with unique Shelby tips allow the 2.3L EcoBoost engine to breathe easier and sound a little meaner. As if that wasn’t enough, you can also option it out with more than a few upgrades including brakes, half-shafts, brake duct kits and transmission cooling options.

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Inside you’ll find a unique dash plaque as well as Shelby embroidered headrests and Shelby floor mats and sill plates. You can also row through the gears in style with a Ford Performance short throw shifter. If you want to take it even further, you can still add all the normal Shelby GT upgrades like a Race Seats and 5-point harnesses and even a roll cage.

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Of course when it comes to slowing down this pony, you can count on a set of 6-piston front and 4-piston rear Wilwood brakes to get the speeds down in a hurry. Since many will surely take their Shelby GT EcoBoost Mustang to the track, the optional brake duct kit is a great way to keep the brakes cool when pushing the limits. A set of 3.55 rear gears is also optional in case you want your Shelby to have a little more grunt down low.

If you want get behind the wheel of this turbocharged beast, the S550 Shelby GT EcoBoost Mustang has a starting price of $23,995 which does not include the base price of the vehicle but that’s all part of the price you pay for the exclusivity and performance you get with a Shelby.

For more information about the all-new Shelby GT EcoBoost, please visit: www.shelbyamerican.com