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Best of the Best 2016: Wheels | Specialty Vehicles: Shelby Terlingua Mustang

Shelby American plans to build only 50 examples of the Terlingua Mustang for the U.S. market in 2016...

With its jackrabbit logo prominently displayed up front, the new Terlingua Mustang looks like the one that Shelby American built nearly a decade ago to mark the 40th anniversary of the Terlingua Racing Team’s Trans Am championship in 1967. But this latest version, based on a 2015 or 2016 Mustang GT, is equipped with a V-8 instead of the V-6 that powered the 2007 car. And bolstered by a supercharger, the engine produces more than 750 hp. Other upgrades from the base Mustang GT include various carbon-fiber components and an Eibach suspension that Shelby developed specially for this car.  

  • Shelby American plans to build only 50 examples of the Terlingua Mustang for the U.S. market.

  • A plaque in the cabin bears the signatures of Carroll Shelby, Terlingua Racing Team founder Bill Neale, and 1967 Trans Am championship driver Jerry Titus.

  • The car’s livery can include a number-17 racing roundel. That was the number on the car that Titus drove to victory at Sebring in 1967.

Shelby American, shelbyamerican.com (starting at $65,999, not including the base vehicle)

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