First Shelby Speedster arrives in SA
With only three units of the 123 worldwide examples, Shelby SA is applying final touches on its Speedster for a special customer in the Western Cape.
Based on the Ford Mustang Convertible, the Shelby Speedster transforms into a two-seater roadster with a hard top tonneau system and widebody aero kit that is home to wider tyres.
Super Snake-adjacent performance
Shelby says the Speedster features performance and handling upgrades that closely mimic the latest version of the Shelby Super Snake, courtesy of Ford’s 5.0-litre V8 which receives a Whipple supercharger and upgrades to the cooling system for power output in the region of 615 kW
The new Shelby Speedster hurtles from a standstill to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds. The stopping prowess is provided by the Brembo track-focused braking system with red brake callipers.
One for the books
The interior is fitted with additional gauges used for monitoring boost pressure as well as other vital under-hood temperatures, special floor mats and door sills with Shelby Speedster lettering. Each Speedster worldwide will be branded with a unique Carroll Shelby Mustang number that will be included in the official Shelby Registry.
This sign of authenticity is proudly displayed on the dashboard.
“The Shelby Speedster represents the next evolution for the Shelby brand,” says Doreen Mashinini, General Manager, Marketing at Ford South Africa. “The bold design has already received lots of attention from muscle car enthusiasts who want open-top motoring combined with the sound of a supercharged V8. We’re excited to welcome the exclusive Shelby Speedster into the country.”
The new local Speedster owner, who prefers not to be named, can’t wait to take delivery of her limited-edition Shelby.
Pricing for the new Speedster is R1,635,000 and includes VAT.