In 2008, Shelby American replaced the supercharger of a GT500 with a pair of turbos on its experimental “Code Red” Shelby GT500. At the time, Shelby thought the car was too extreme for production – but it looks like Shelby has finally come to its senses with the announcement of their production 1,300 HP twin turbo GT500 Code Red, based on the 2020-2022 Shelby GT500.
For the new 2020-2022 Code Red, Shelby says it worked closely with partners to develop a robust, powerful and reliable package. The 5.2L engine will feature all-new high-performance components boosted by an intercooled premium twin turbo system, a new fuel system, engine management system, and more. Each Code Red boasts 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.
This new GT500 Code Red is more than just a drivetrain upgrade. It features the widebody package with new wheels, tires, axles, suspension tuning, interior, badges, carbon fiber hood, and more.
Just 30 examples of the Code Red will be built, ten each for the 2020 through 2022 model years of the current GT500 model. Pricing starts at $209,995, but that doesn’t include the car itself.