We are thrilled to be able to share with you an exciting partnership between FFRE, Fathouse Performance and Shelby American. Fast Forward is providing the power plants for the special edition 1300 horsepower Shelby GT500 "Code Red" which will be a limited production vehicle and sure to go down in history as one of the most exciting Shelby iterations of all time.
Check out the official press release from Shelby American:
LAS VEGAS - August 20, 2022 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), made history today at the Michigan Woodward Dream Cruise when it unveiled the limited-edition Shelby GT500 CODE RED with a twin turbocharged V8 pumping out up to 1,300 horsepower. For the first time in its history, the company turned an experimental car into a limited edition vehicle. In addition to the replacement of the factory supercharger with a twin turbo setup, each hand-built CODE RED Shelby GT500 will receive suspension, braking, cooling and aesthetic upgrades.
CODE RED pumps out 1,000+ horsepower and 780-foot pounds of torque on 93 octane pump gas with up to 1,300 horsepower and 1,000-foot pounds of torque on E85 Ethanol
Only 10 total worldwide per model year for 2020-2022 Shelby GT500s will be built
Shelby GT500 CODE RED is the first twin turbo limited edition car offered by Shelby American
"Shelby American has built cutting-edge experimental versions of the Shelby GT500 since the model was launched in 1967," said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American. "While these testbeds for innovation never became production cars at the time, they helped make our vehicles better. For the first time in our 60-year history, we're turning an experimental car into a limited-edition vehicle. The enormous demand for a CODE RED edition is an opportunity to demonstrate our capabilities, as well as the enormous potential of Ford Motor Company's marvelous Shelby GT500 as a dedicated straight-line performer."
Famous "EXP" experimental cars have included the Green Hornet, the Super Snake, Little Red and the 2008 twin turbo CODE RED. Shelby's '67 GT500 Super Snake had a 427-race engine while the Green Hornet was an experimental '68 hardtop used to test fuel injection and independent rear suspension. The 1967 Little Red had twin superchargers and a host of other innovations.