Code Red Shelby/Nelson Racing GT500

Code Red Shelby/Nelson Racing GT500

The 2011 Shelby GT500 is an impressive beast, as we showed you from our first drive at Virgina International Raceway (complete with video). But now Shelby and Nelson Racing Engines have decided to team up to make the 2007-2009 GT500 something truly unique, with the aid of a pair of turbochargers boosting output to 1,000 rear-wheel horsepower.

Yes, that's insane. But it's our kind of insane. The vicious exhaust note alone is reason enough to love this car, but once those turbos spool, the pandemonium in the cabin is...well, watch the video and see for yourself.

Strapping a pair of turbos on and sending the GT500 on its way is one thing, but the Shelby/Nelson Racing duo have done much, much more to the car, upgrading brakes, gearbox, rear-end, and more, including two separate fuel systems and gas tanks for their "octane on demand" solution explained in the video. Click on to page two for the full list of modifications.

[Nelson Racing Engines via Mustangs Daily]

Functional Features:

  • Shelby/Nelson Racing Engines twin-turbo 5.4-liter V8 with 1000+ rwhp
  • Twin 61mm Turbonetics turbochargers
  • Twin fuel system – pump / race gas belnd
  • Electronic boost controller
  • Shelby / Ron Davis radiator and water-to-air intercooler
  • Shelby/Baer front brakes with 14″ cross-drilled and vented rotors and 6-piston calipers
  • Front and rear brake duct kit
  • Shelby/Eibach adjustable suspension
  • 9-inch Currie rear end with 3.50 gears
  • Air Locker posi with 35 spline axles
  • 6-Speed Tranzilla gearbox
  • Shelby short-throw shifter
  • 4-inch aluminum one-piece driveshaft
  • Borla mufflers

Exterior Features:

  • Shelby Super Snake Alcoa wheels, 20×9 front and 20×11 rear
  • Carbon fiber front splitter and side rockers
  • Shelby Code Red rocker side stripes
  • Vented custom Shelby hood
  • Sequential taillights

Interior Features:

  • Dash, engine and sill plates with Shelby CMS sequential serial number
  • Center and cage-mounted Auto Meter gauges
  • Twin fuel pressure, boost, water and oil temp and oil pressure gauges
  • Shelby Code Red seats with embroidered head rests
  • Mastercraft 6-point competition harnesses
  • Shelby-designed, welded-in 10-point roll cage