RIP Carroll Shelby
Sad news: the American automotive legend and king of muscle has passed away at the age of 89
Posted: 12 May 2012
soon afterwards, Ford was getting back into the performance-car business and
re-signed Shelby to bring back his proven performance magic to the Blue Oval range. The first product of that reunion was the Shelby Cobra concept in 2004, followed by the gorgeous, shimmering GR-1 a year later. The first of the modern-era Shelby Mustangs, the GT500, went on sale in 2006 and stayed true to the Shelby big-bangs-for-your-buck philosophy. Complete with a supercharged 5.4-litre
V8 wearing Ford GT heads and producing exactly 500bhp, it went on sale for just over $40,000.