Shelby Announces Terlingua Racing Team Special-Edition Ford Mustang
Shelby Announces Terlingua Racing Team Special-Edition Ford Mustang, a 750 horsepower powerhouse designed to encompass world-class performance both on street and on track.
Shelby American of Las Vegas will build 50 Terlingua Racing Team Mustangs that will take the S550 chassis to new levels of performance. “The Shelby Terlingua is our most track-inspired Mustang, and is built as a tribute to the Terlingua Racing Team and their 1967 Trans Am Championship,” said Gary Schechner, VP of Marketing and Sales at Shelby American.
Mustang enthusiasts may remember the limited-edition V6 Terlingua Mustang in 2007, designed to replicate the Mustangs created by the Terlingua Racing Team in the 1960s. The Terlingua Racing Team of Texas as headed by Carroll Shelby and Bill Neale, and the gang would head down to the 200,000-acre ranch and spend their time on motorcycles, hunting and of course racing. The inspired men also created a technical school for young men in the region of Texas.
Returning to the Terlingua Mustang is the popular jackrabbit logo designed for the original Terlingua Ranch and a supercharger to boost power. “We start with a Whipple supercharger mated to the new 5.0L V8 Mustang GT producing over 750 hp and give it an exclusive Shelby-by-Eibach sway bar and adjustable coil-overs,” added Schechner. “Then we bring in Ford Performance upgrades including half-shafts, a short-throw shifter and the aggressive sounding Borla Exhaust with black tips. We also added the Brembo Big Brake kit for racetrack-proven performance. And with 20-inch Weld Racing wheels, tons of Shelby-designed carbon fiber components and the distinct Terlingua Racing Team badging, this car looks and runs like a Terlingua racecar should.”
Schechner also told Brothers Performance that each of the 50 models will carry an autograph plaque of Bill Neale (a Terlingua founder and designer of the racing team crest), Carroll Shelby and Jerry Titus, the 1967 Trans Am Champion winning driver. Shelby will offer the Terlingua Mustang starting at $65,999.
"The Terlingua Racing Team was created in the 1960's to have a lot of fun for a lot of people," said Bill Neale, designer of the famous Terlingua Racing Team Crest. "Our rough and ready group was as passionate about playing as we were about racing. From our wild weekends on the Rio Grande in South Texas to racetracks across the world, the Terlingua Racing Team took no prisoners. The team crest and racing livery that I designed came to symbolize that raucous, irreverent lifestyle that thumbed its nose at the establishment."