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The week's top news stories, 17 June

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks...

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2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 revealed, still not for Oz
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2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 revealed, still not for Oz

The updated Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 has been detailed this week, bringing numerous enhancements for better driver engagement and track performance. For 2019, the Blue Oval has made changes to the GT350's aerodynamics package – including a new spoiler with available gurney flap – which are claimed to reduce drag, while the new custom Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres offer better grip...


2019 Shelby GT500 teased again
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2019 Shelby GT500 teased again

The upcoming 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been teased again, this time in a single overhead image revealing some of the new model's exterior details. Finished in bright blue with contrasting white stripes, we can see the GT500's massive fixed carbon-fibre rear wing and large bonnet vent which nearly stretches the length of the 'hood'...


2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 teased
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2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 teased

The upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been teased in a single frontal image ahead of its North American launch sometime next year. Following the initial preview at the Detroit motor show in January, we now get a look at the new GT500's face, which sports a unique grille and front bumper treatment compared to other Mustang models...


2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to rival Hellcat with over 520kW - UPDATED
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2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 to rival Hellcat with over 520kW - UPDATED

Updated: Ford Australia has confirmed the Mustang Shelby GT500 is a US-only model. Full quote at the bottom. The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been teased at the 2018 Detroit motor show ahead of going on sale some time next year...


Shelby 1000: Next-gen track special revealed
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Shelby 1000: Next-gen track special revealed

Shelby American has revealed its new-generation 1000 track car, based on the updated Ford Mustang GT. Unveiled at this week's 2017 SEMA show, the Shelby 1000 gets an array of upgrades to the suspension, brakes, body and engine to help it tear up 'road courses'. The powered-up Pony gets a new 5.2-litre supercharged V8 producing - you guessed it - 1000 horsepower (746kW)...


Shelby reveals Mustang Super Snake concept, F-150 Super Snake
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Shelby reveals Mustang Super Snake concept, F-150 Super Snake

The 2017 Shelby Super Snake widebody concept and Shelby F-150 Super Snake have been revealed this week, both packing supercharged V8 power and eye-catching bodywork. For the first time on the current-generation Mustang platform, Shelby has created a widebody concept which adds an array of performance-oriented options including a more aggressive wheel and tyre package - with 12...


2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT-H celebrates Hertz rental racer’s 50th anniversary
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2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT-H celebrates Hertz rental racer’s 50th anniversary

Ford, performance tuner Shelby and rental giant Hertz have unveiled a new limited-run 2016 Mustang GT-H, that will be available to rent at selected airports in the US. Launched at the 2016 New York motor show today, the new 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H rental racer looks set to earn the same ‘rock star’ status of its 50-year-old predecessor...


Shelby Baja 700 takes the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor to the max
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Shelby Baja 700 takes the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor to the max

The Shelby Baja 700 takes the standard issue previous-generation Ford F-150 SVT Raptor and turns the craziness factor up to 11. Thanks to an engine makeover that includes a Whipple supercharger and a Borla exhaust kit, as well as a new throttle body, injectors and heat exchanger, the Shelby Baja 700 is said to produce over 522kW (700hp) of power...


2015 Shelby GT Mustang : 522kW-plus for supercharged pony car
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2015 Shelby GT Mustang : 522kW-plus for supercharged pony car

Iconic pony car tuner Shelby American understands that the 373kW/542Nm-plus GT350R Mustang unveiled at last week’s Detroit motor show won’t be hardcore enough for some fans, so it’s followed up with this: the 2015 Shelby GT. Based on the 2015 Ford Mustang GT, the Shelby GT may be down 200cc on the GT350R, but gains a Ford Racing supercharger to help extract 468kW of power from the 5...


3D printed cars could revolutionise small scale manufacture, improve car safety
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3D printed cars could revolutionise small scale manufacture, improve car safety

At the 2015 Detroit motor show, we talked to Lonnie Love, group leader for automation, robotics and manufacturing at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, about not only his team’s 3D printed replica of the Shelby Cobra, but also about what impact 3D printing may have on the world of automobile manufacture...


Shelby GT350R Mustang unveiled with carbonfibre wheels, race suspension, less weight
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Shelby GT350R Mustang unveiled with carbonfibre wheels, race suspension, less weight

When a Ford Mustang is marketed as the "most track-capable production Mustang ever built", you know it's a serious piece of machinery - and that's exactly how the Blue Oval brand is touting the new Shelby GT350R Mustang, which has been unveiled at the 2015 Detroit motor show...


Shelby 427 Cobra 50th Anniversary Edition limited to 50 examples
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Shelby 427 Cobra 50th Anniversary Edition limited to 50 examples

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Shelby 427, the company will produce a limited edition run of Shelby 427 Cobra 50th Anniversary models. Shelby International will limit production of the 50th Anniversary car to 50 units, and each one will be sold as a kit car without a drivetrain. Just 343 units of the original car were built by Shelby American in the 1960s...


2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 revealed: 5.2-litre flat-plane V8 to generate more than 370kW
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2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 revealed: 5.2-litre flat-plane V8 to generate more than 370kW

Ford has revealed the look of, and select details about, the next-generation Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 ahead of its global debut. Underneath the striped bonnet lies a high-revving 5.2-litre V8 engine with a flat-plane crankshaft. Generating over 370kW (500hp) of power and more than 540Nm of torque, Ford claims that it will be the company's most powerful naturally aspirated engine ever...


Shelby goes old and new school with Super Snake Wide Body, Focus ST
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Shelby goes old and new school with Super Snake Wide Body, Focus ST

The Shelby GT500 Super Snake Wide Body and Shelby Focus ST have debuted at the 2013 Detroit auto show, proving that although Carroll Shelby may have passed away, his name lives on in some of America's most mental cars...


World's fastest car contender: Shelby SuperCars Tuatara interior revealed
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World's fastest car contender: Shelby SuperCars Tuatara interior revealed

If there’s one view of the all-new Shelby SuperCars Tuatara we’re all dying to get, it’s this one: the view from behind the steering wheel. These are the first official interior images of the SSC Tuatara, the hypercar aiming to become the fastest production car in the world. To achieve that, it will have to better the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which has held the record (431...