29 Mar Mustang goes wide
Riding on the back of Mustang’s ongoing strong local sales performance, Shelby South Africa has introduced a new concept in Ford’s legendary pony car’s 52-year history – the Wide Body. Based on the Shelby Super Snake, the Wide Body conversion is aimed at increasing grip and handling of the supercharged 5,0 V8 Mustang. Adding approximately 4 inches (101,6 mm) to the car’s rear track and 2,5 inches (63,5 mm) to the front has opened up new opportunities to maximise handling. Together with uprated brakes, wider wheels and tyres, the Wide Body upgrade significantly changes the car’s driving dynamics allowing for later braking and earlier acceleration through corners.
The basic package consists of Shelby-spec track suspension including upgraded performance spindles and hubs and new rear lower control arms. Brakes are Shelby Brembo 16-inch ventilated discs with six-piston calipers up front, and 14-inch ventilated discs with four-piston calipers at the rear. Forged aluminium wheels are 20×11-inch shod with 305 tyres at the front, and 20×12,5-inch with 345-section rubber at the rear. The wider body kit comprises new front fenders with vents, new rear quarter panels, and new rocker mouldings, all of which are bonded to the body shell – no drilling of the existing shell is necessary. Super Snake engine options remain the same, namely the basic 670 hp (500 kW) upgrade of the supercharged V8, or a range-topping 750 hp (560 kW) version.
For more information visit www.shelbysa.com and for general enquiries and detailed pricing on any of the Shelby SA Mustangs, phone 022 487 1546 or contact Abbi at firstname.lastname@example.org, cell 063 876 0435 or Peter at email@example.com, cell 082 468 0500.