Shelby’s full range of high performance Mustangs is now available in South Africa in an extensive range of Ford Motor Company approved performance and aesthetic upgrades.
The products of the legendary US tuning company set up by the late, great Carroll Shelby whose mighty Cobras toppled Ferrari at Le Mans, Shelby today specialises in bespoke aftermarket conversions on new Ford Mustangs.
Shelby South Africa offers four Mustang options, starting with the Shelby 2.3 EcoBoost GTE, which includes a Shelby exhaust system and an extensive range of styling enhancements to not only make the cars quicker and more efficient, but to also ensure that they clearly stand apart from the crowd. The company also offers a similar GTE upgrade on Shelby Mustang 5.0 V8 models.
Next up is the 500kW supercharged 5-litre V8 Shelby Mustang GTE Plus, which offers a considerable jump up from the standard car’s 306kW. The Shelby Super Snake raises the bar even higher through a more extrovert body kit and interior styling enhancements, along with high-performance Wilwood performance brakes. A 560kW upgrade also available as an option on the Super Snake.
Only five South Africans will have the distinction of owning a limited edition 600kW Shelby Terlingua. A tribute to the ‘67 Trans Am winning Terlingua team, the Shelby flagship gets fully-adjustable Eibach suspension, a Shelby Performance cooling pack, Brembo brakes, a short-ratio differential and a dazzling array of styling enhancements to distinguish it as the ultimate Mustang from the Shelby stable.
All South African Shelby Mustang conversions are carried out to Shelby’s exacting international standards at the company’s fully equipped state-of-the-art Malmesbury, Cape Mod Shop under the management of a Shelby American-trained head technician. Every Shelby SA Mustang carries a plate bearing official chassis numbers issued by the Shelby American Registry.
New Ford Mustangs bought from a Ford dealer can be delivered direct to Shelby's Malmesbury Mod Shop, where the upgrades are carried out. New owners can opt to collect their new Mustang direct from Shelby SA in Malmesbury. Customers can also order individual Shelby components and accessories through Shelby SA.
Shelby conversions retain the standard Shelby warranty which varies across the different components, including the drivetrain warranty applicable on all models up to and including 500kW engine modifications.
Shelby upgrades in excess of 500kW carry a comprehensive, three-year/60 000km drivetrain warranty, which replaces the FMCSA drivetrain warranty and is administered through the Innovation Group via Shelby SA. FMCSA’s warranty (excluding drivetrain), which varies across the different components, remains in place.