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This was actually WANTED by Carrol Shelby. He wanted to "recreate" something akin to the Shelby GLH-S. Dont agree with the pricing on the package though... ZERO power upgrade.. all looks, suspension etc. Not worth almost 15,000.00 extra IMO.
 

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guys. If this is what it takes for Shelby to stay alive and be around in the future than so be it. Heck id like to see a Shelby Escape 4x4.
 

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Lovin' ours a ton. Tuxedo black, nav, awd, 19's. Gets lots of looks!

Tunes forthcoming!

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Love the new front end on those. So Aston-like....

I wonder what other ecoboost power plants would swap into the Fusion? :cowsmile: 3.5L V6? Wouldn't take much to get > 400 bhp out of that I reckon.
 

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Don't equate the commemorative signature with family greed - all of the proceeds of the signature program, whether it was Mr Shelby himself or now the autopen, go to the Carroll Shelby Foundation.

Per the foundation:
"100% of the fee for Carroll Shelby's authentic signature goes toward the Foundation and its programs (visit www.cscf.org for more info)"

Just wanted to point that out since it's a good cause

and for the thread topic - I like the idea of the Shelby Focus. Shelby didn't start with the Mustang and has never been exclusively Mustang so that shouldn't play into the discussion of whether it's a good idea. It fits with Shelby's history of hot rod compacts (Dodge years) and hopefully can help keep Shelby American going. The price does seem slightly insane for no additional power but if there are buyers, more power to them.
Stock ST Focus is 250HP The Shelby one is 300 per the article.
 

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I like the idea of the Shelby Focus. Shelby didn't start with the Mustang and has never been exclusively Mustang so that shouldn't play into the discussion of whether it's a good idea. It fits with Shelby's history of hot rod compacts (Dodge years) and hopefully can help keep Shelby American going. The price does seem slightly insane for no additional power but if there are buyers, more power to them.
John Luft spoke at the Shelby Bash banquet about the thought process behind the Shelby Focus. First was that Shelby was the innovator of the "pocket racer" and they wanted to bring that back. The second was to provide a more affordable option to get more people into Shelby cars.
 

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They will. Family Greed! Now is that pre or post mortum. We need some sort of designation on the Shelby lettering.:silly: The only thing of worth is the Mustang insignia and needless to say what is under the hood.
Does anyone in the Shelby family get any thing out of Shelby American?
 

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I'm happy they are limited to 500 units per year (hope it only lasts a year). This would limit my chance of ever being forced to lay my eyes upon one again!
They say it will be limited, but if they start selling like hotcakes, Shelby could go with the different editions scenario. After the first 500, change it some, then launch the second edition, and so forth. If family greed rears it's ugly head, something like that could happen.

I just bought a '13 Focus SE. I like it a lot. My only complaint is the suspension, it's a little bit like driving a Radio Flyer. I plan on making some suspension upgrades. I had a '94 Escort Wagon, a comparable car, it drove much smoother than the Focus.
 
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