Auto Shows Shelby American Launches Dragon Snake Concept at 2019 SEMA Show
True Survivor 1967 Shelby GT500 Is A Window Into The Past
There’s something special about this Nightmist Blue 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback - it was tossed into storage from 1967 until 2005! In 1967, a small run of 2,048 Shelby GT500s were produced, and according to a Marti report, only 8 like this exact example were ever built. This striking GT500 was only three years old when it was put into storage somewhere in Alabama, effectively preserving what rolled off the original Ford dealers lot. This incredible (true) survivor remained untouched until 2005, when it was woken from its sleep to get a complete rehabilitation.
Just Wait Until You See What Shelby Does With the 2020 GT500
Debuting in Ford's main inside display area atis Shelby American's latest concept vehicle, the 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Dragon Snake. If the Dragon Snake name sounds familiar to you, it should. The Dragonsnake name was used in the 1960s (all one word back then) when Shelby American offered a drag-racing version of its Shelby Cobra model. Given the new Ford Shelby GT500's dual-clutch transmission and stout 5.2L engine, Shelby American reimagined Ford's new Mustang supercar for that same mission.
Toyota Supra 3000GT Concept Teased With Big Wing For SEMA
The vented hood takes inspiration from the 1994 TRD3000GT. New teaser images and a video reveal that the Toyota Supra 3000GT Concept ahead of the model's debut at the 2019 SEMA Show on November 5. The company isn't releasing any details about the model at this time, but the pictures are enough to get excited about.The shots reveal the vehicle's hood has cutouts with vents behind them. There's also a massive rear wing over the back.It's not clear at this time whether TRD intends to put these parts into production, but the prospect seems likely.
Later in the SEMA week, Shelby American plans to introduce a second concept vehicle at its annual SEMA VIP party at the Shelby Heritage Center. This second concept, based on Ford's best-selling F-150 pickup truck, is called the Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150 concept and was built in response to enthusiast requests for a scorching-fast street truck.
"Our research and development team continually pushes the 'bleeding edge' of performance," said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. "These two concepts are an exploration of new capabilities, new technologies and potential new models. We optimized each vehicle for a specific task by leveraging new, innovative ideas. Now we're seeking feedback from enthusiasts about the pair, including their thoughts on potential production."
Hyundai’s Veloster N Gets an Adrenaline Shot for SEMA
Hyundai's Performance concept improves the Veloster N with a bunch of performance and aesthetic additions. Hyundai announced that it will unveil a Veloster N Performance concept at SEMA next month. The concept features a variety of bolt-on performance and aesthetic accessories. Hyundai says that there's a good chance that these modifications will become available for sale, though we don't know when. The Veloster N just became the second-fastest front-wheel-drive car to lap Virginia International Raceway at C/D's annual Lightning Lap test—the fastest being the Honda Civic Type R.
The Shelby team's design for the Dragon Snake adds more power to the car (800+ hp is the number being tossed around), revises the suspension for maximum grip and straight-line acceleration for drag-racing prowess, lightens the car, retunes the DCT transmission, and modifies the bodywork, including unique wheels. A widebody option, popular with past and present Super Snake Mustang builds, is also being considered. In addition to the engine tune, Shelby American added high-flow catalytic converters, new lightweight glasswork, and other innovations to ensure it ends up in the winner's circle of any drag race it enters.
The Super Snake Sport F-150 is based on the two-door truck model and harkens back to the muscle-car era of the 1960s with plenty of power to take on all comers. The two vehicles were designed, engineered and built at Shelby American in Las Vegas. The Dragon Snake will be on display throughout SEMA week in the Ford display in the Central Hall, while the Super Snake Sport F-150 can be seen at the Shelby American Heritage Center at 6405 Ensworth Street in Las Vegas.
"While our current four-door Shelby trucks are extremely popular, hardcore fans dreamed of a two-door in the spirit of the great 1960s muscle cars," Patterson said. "After an event where we were besieged with those requests, Vince LaViolette and I began penciling out a Shelby Super Snake Sport over dinner. We took that idea to trusted partners, suppliers, enthusiasts, and team members to collaborate on the design and content. The Shelby Super Snake Sport F-150 is that vision come to life as a concept vehicle."
Here's the Real 2020 Ford Bronco in Off-Road-Racing Form .
The production Bronco takes shape—and if the real thing looks half as cool as this SEMA-bound prototype, we'll be satisfied.2020 Ford Bronco
KING ROBOTA Robot Horse www.kingrobota.com
King Robota Productions presents the new robot horse. http://www.kingrobota.com The AMAZING Ford Mustang's 50th anniversary is here and new details are ...