Is a Shelby Cobra a Mustang?
Many of the great Shelby Mustangs, from the AC Cobra through the GT500 are grouped with Ford’s line of Cobras because they originated the Cobra badge later used in Mustang Cobras. However, the Mustang Cobra is considered a separate line that began with the Mustang II and had a very different design than Shelby models.
What is the difference between the Mustang GT and Shelby?
While the Shelby vehicles are the true pinnacle of performance, the Ford Mustang GT is certainly no slouch. Its 5.0L Ti-VCT V8 produces 460 horsepower, and it is available with many of the performance upgrades that come standard on the Shelby GT models.
Why did Shelby leave Ford?
In 1954, he began racing for the Aston Martin team, eventually claiming victory at Le Mans for the British carmaker with co-driver Roy Salvadori. Heart troubles eventually forced Shelby to quit competitive racing. He decided that rather than driving fast cars, he would build them.
Is Shelby owned by Ford?
When Ford Motor Company assumed production of the Shelby automobiles in 1968, the vehicles moved further away from the sports car Shelby American envisioned. In January 1970, Carroll Shelby retired from the automobile and racing business.
Does Ford beat Ferrari?
Ford had finally, and very publicly, beaten Ferrari. After more than 3,000 miles averaging speeds of around 130 miles-per-hour, Ford took all 1966 podium honors at Le Mans. Having slowed to accommodate the Ford finish decision, the Miles team finished slightly behind the McLaren team.
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