The Truth About Cars » Shelby http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2016 Shelby Super Snake Review – Charming the Right Serpent http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-shelby-super-snake/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-shelby-super-snake/#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1236193 I’m not a “tuner” kinda guy. There, I said it. It’s a load off my mind. It’s not that I don’t like extra power, or a different suspension tune, I just prefer parts made by the company that made my car and I like the car to look “stock.” A case in point was my […]

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I’m not a “tuner” kinda guy. There, I said it. It’s a load off my mind. It’s not that I don’t like extra power, or a different suspension tune, I just prefer parts made by the company that made my car and I like the car to look “stock.” A case in point was my […]

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2016 Ford Shelby GT350R Review: Seems Awesome, But We Really Have No Idea http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-ford-shelby-gt350r-review-seems-awesome-really-no-idea/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-ford-shelby-gt350r-review-seems-awesome-really-no-idea/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 13:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1193890 Have you ever heard of the word anticipointment? It’s one of those Urban Dictionary words that seem to be all the rage with the kids nowadays. Basically, it means that you look forward to something with great anticipation, but the experience ends up being incredibly disappointing. Yeah, that’s kind of how I felt after attending the […]

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Have you ever heard of the word anticipointment? It’s one of those Urban Dictionary words that seem to be all the rage with the kids nowadays. Basically, it means that you look forward to something with great anticipation, but the experience ends up being incredibly disappointing. Yeah, that’s kind of how I felt after attending the […]

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Shelby Announces Fiberglass, Aluminum 50th Anniversary Daytona Coupes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/shelby-announces-fiberglass-aluminum-50th-anniversary-daytona-coupes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/shelby-announces-fiberglass-aluminum-50th-anniversary-daytona-coupes/#comments Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1119633 If you’d like to own one of the most gorgeous pieces of American motorsport without paying seven figures at the next Barrett-Jackson auction, you might be in luck. Shelby American is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its FIA World Championship win in style by offering up recreations of arguably the prettiest vehicle to ever wear the […]

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If you’d like to own one of the most gorgeous pieces of American motorsport without paying seven figures at the next Barrett-Jackson auction, you might be in luck. Shelby American is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its FIA World Championship win in style by offering up recreations of arguably the prettiest vehicle to ever wear the […]

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HEMI Engine Family Receiving Upgrades To Fuel Economy, Power http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/hemi-engine-family-receiving-upgrades-to-fuel-economy-power/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/hemi-engine-family-receiving-upgrades-to-fuel-economy-power/#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1097977 Changes are coming to FCA’s HEMI engine family, ranging from increased fuel economy, to higher horsepower. Though details are scant, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 could receive direct injection to increase its fuel economy, Allpar writes. In turn, the upgrade would be enough to reduce or remove the need for FCA to buy CAFE credits. Meanwhile, […]

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Changes are coming to FCA’s HEMI engine family, ranging from increased fuel economy, to higher horsepower. Though details are scant, the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 could receive direct injection to increase its fuel economy, Allpar writes. In turn, the upgrade would be enough to reduce or remove the need for FCA to buy CAFE credits. Meanwhile, […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 1987 Shelby CSX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/crapwagon-outtake-1987-shelby-csx/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/crapwagon-outtake-1987-shelby-csx/#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1095521 I grew up thinking – nay, knowing – that Mopars were crap. What can I say? I’m a child of the Eighties. A kid that grew up in an import household. All of the Chrysler products I ever saw were causing headaches for their hapless owners. Most were unremarkable, unmistakable derivations of the venerable K-car […]

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I grew up thinking – nay, knowing – that Mopars were crap. What can I say? I’m a child of the Eighties. A kid that grew up in an import household. All of the Chrysler products I ever saw were causing headaches for their hapless owners. Most were unremarkable, unmistakable derivations of the venerable K-car […]

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While You Were Sleeping: Automated Crash Reporting, Worthersee, and Mad Max http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/sleeping-automated-crash-reporting-worthersee-mad-max/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/sleeping-automated-crash-reporting-worthersee-mad-max/#comments Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:04:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1056058 Many optionally available subscription-based services, such as OnStar, offering automated crash reporting could lose their marketing edge in 2018. 2015 GT350 & GT350R Mustang Options Pricing (Mustang6G) No MSRPs yet, but some of these options are incredibly pricy. Skoda unveils Fabia pickup concept car (AutoCar) A Škoda Fabia pickup built by 17- and 18-year-old apprentices? I’d drive it. 37 UberX Vehicles Seized in Montreal Since February […]

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Many optionally available subscription-based services, such as OnStar, offering automated crash reporting could lose their marketing edge in 2018. 2015 GT350 & GT350R Mustang Options Pricing (Mustang6G) No MSRPs yet, but some of these options are incredibly pricy. Skoda unveils Fabia pickup concept car (AutoCar) A Škoda Fabia pickup built by 17- and 18-year-old apprentices? I’d drive it. 37 UberX Vehicles Seized in Montreal Since February […]

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While You Were Sleeping: 137 Shelbys, Eight Cylinder Porsches and One Lost Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/sleeping-137-shelbys-eight-cylinder-porsches-one-lost-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/sleeping-137-shelbys-eight-cylinder-porsches-one-lost-car/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 10:28:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1055585 In Los Angeles and Detroit, Ford took the covers off their two track-ready Mustangs – the GT350 and GT350R. And Ford is only going to build 137 of them for 2015. Ehh? Theft Stats with Keys Left Inside Vehicle (NCIB) “For the years 2012 through 2014, at total of 126,603 vehicles were reported stolen with […]

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In Los Angeles and Detroit, Ford took the covers off their two track-ready Mustangs – the GT350 and GT350R. And Ford is only going to build 137 of them for 2015. Ehh? Theft Stats with Keys Left Inside Vehicle (NCIB) “For the years 2012 through 2014, at total of 126,603 vehicles were reported stolen with […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Dodge Shelby Charger http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/junkyard-find-1987-dodge-shelby-charger/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/junkyard-find-1987-dodge-shelby-charger/#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 02:41:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=982713 Who would have thought, in the late 1960s, that the future held front-wheel-drive Chargers, based on a French platform? Or that Carroll Shelby’s name would be on some of those cars? The Shelby Chryslers aren’t worth a whole bunch today, which means that non-perfect ones show up in cheap self-serve wrecking yards all the time; […]

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Who would have thought, in the late 1960s, that the future held front-wheel-drive Chargers, based on a French platform? Or that Carroll Shelby’s name would be on some of those cars? The Shelby Chryslers aren’t worth a whole bunch today, which means that non-perfect ones show up in cheap self-serve wrecking yards all the time; […]

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Piston Slap: Factory Tune, Power On The Table? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-6/#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:02:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=916986 TTAC commentator Raph writes: Hey Sajeev I’ve got a a bit of a conundrum with 09 GT500. I recently purchased a blue-tooth OBDII dongle and the Torque Pro app for my phone which provides a variety of useful functions including monitoring various PIDs (On Board Diagnostic Parameter IDs). While checking over the various PIDs I […]

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TTAC commentator Raph writes: Hey Sajeev I’ve got a a bit of a conundrum with 09 GT500. I recently purchased a blue-tooth OBDII dongle and the Torque Pro app for my phone which provides a variety of useful functions including monitoring various PIDs (On Board Diagnostic Parameter IDs). While checking over the various PIDs I […]

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Classic Review: 1986 Pontiac Fiero GT V6 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/classic-review-1986-pontiac-fiero-gt-v6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/classic-review-1986-pontiac-fiero-gt-v6/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:07:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=876441 The Pontiac Fiero is one of those cars that is forever showing up on lists. A simple on-line search finds that it’s one of the 100 worst cars ever built, one of the ten cars that should be avoided by tall people, one of the worst ever Indy 500 Pace Cars and, because of its […]

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The Pontiac Fiero is one of those cars that is forever showing up on lists. A simple on-line search finds that it’s one of the 100 worst cars ever built, one of the ten cars that should be avoided by tall people, one of the worst ever Indy 500 Pace Cars and, because of its […]

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Deliverance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/deliverance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/deliverance/#comments Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:02:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=863361 An old car is a feast for the senses. The gentle curve of a fender or the sharply drawn body line pleases the eye while the clatter of valves and the whine of spinning belts combine to make mechanical music. The exhaust gasses, which smell just a tad too rich, blend with the odors of […]

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An old car is a feast for the senses. The gentle curve of a fender or the sharply drawn body line pleases the eye while the clatter of valves and the whine of spinning belts combine to make mechanical music. The exhaust gasses, which smell just a tad too rich, blend with the odors of […]

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And Now, Here’s That C7 vs. GT500 Street Racing Video For Which You’ve Been Hoping http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/and-now-heres-that-c7-vs-gt500-street-racing-video-for-which-youve-been-hoping/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/and-now-heres-that-c7-vs-gt500-street-racing-video-for-which-youve-been-hoping/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:17:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=643161 Your humble E-I-C has already driven the new C7 in anger around a road course (of sorts), and I’ve also driven the current-gen GT500. The C7 is just brilliant, but at least four out of the five times I consider the issue I think I’d rather have the Mustang. Now we have the two cars […]

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Your humble E-I-C has already driven the new C7 in anger around a road course (of sorts), and I’ve also driven the current-gen GT500. The C7 is just brilliant, but at least four out of the five times I consider the issue I think I’d rather have the Mustang. Now we have the two cars […]

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QOTD: What’s The Best Retro Mustang? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/qotd-whats-the-best-retro-mustang/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/qotd-whats-the-best-retro-mustang/#comments Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:39:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=626938 (Let’s all welcome Zombie McQuestionbot back to TTAC. He’s a well-known and well-loved writer who is now writing for “bigger” and “better” and “more easily recognized” and “less thoroughly despised” outlets than this one, but we managed to convince him to write a few questions for us — JB) Mustangs. I know, right? I almost […]

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(Let’s all welcome Zombie McQuestionbot back to TTAC. He’s a well-known and well-loved writer who is now writing for “bigger” and “better” and “more easily recognized” and “less thoroughly despised” outlets than this one, but we managed to convince him to write a few questions for us — JB) Mustangs. I know, right? I almost […]

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Galpin To Manufacture Million Dollar Ford GTR1 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/galpin-to-manufacture-million-dollar-ford-gtr1/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/galpin-to-manufacture-million-dollar-ford-gtr1/#comments Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:10:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=499886 The president of Galpin Auto Sports, the Los Angeles based car dealer and tuner, Beau Boeckmann (whom you may recognize from his role on MTV’s Pimp My Ride), used the Pebble Beach concours festivities to announce that GAS will be putting their Ford GT based GTR1 supercar into limited production next year at a starting […]

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The president of Galpin Auto Sports, the Los Angeles based car dealer and tuner, Beau Boeckmann (whom you may recognize from his role on MTV’s Pimp My Ride), used the Pebble Beach concours festivities to announce that GAS will be putting their Ford GT based GTR1 supercar into limited production next year at a starting […]

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Life With Shelby Part Two: Around The Track In Two Minutes And Ten Seconds (Updated With More Photographs) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/life-with-shelby-part-two-around-the-track-in-two-minutes-and-ten-seconds/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/life-with-shelby-part-two-around-the-track-in-two-minutes-and-ten-seconds/#comments Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:14:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463007 Let us go then, you and I, When the Oak Tree flagger lets the blue flag fly Like a warning for the engine-bay unable; Let us go, slideways through the track-out, The supercharger shouts And restless Vettes with small-blocks spinning hard And sundry other so-called fast cars Moving to the right like a conga line […]

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Let us go then, you and I, When the Oak Tree flagger lets the blue flag fly Like a warning for the engine-bay unable; Let us go, slideways through the track-out, The supercharger shouts And restless Vettes with small-blocks spinning hard And sundry other so-called fast cars Moving to the right like a conga line […]

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Junkyard Find: 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1985-dodge-shelby-charger/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/junkyard-find-1985-dodge-shelby-charger/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 13:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445925 Most folks think of Cobras or Mustangs when they think of the late Carroll Shelby, but don’t forget the Shelby Chryslers of the 1980s! Shelby cranked out a run of turbocharged front-drive Dodges that delivered amazing-for-their-time bang-for-buck performance, and they’ve remained quite affordable. So affordable, in fact, that Shelby Dodges are not uncommon sights in […]

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Most folks think of Cobras or Mustangs when they think of the late Carroll Shelby, but don’t forget the Shelby Chryslers of the 1980s! Shelby cranked out a run of turbocharged front-drive Dodges that delivered amazing-for-their-time bang-for-buck performance, and they’ve remained quite affordable. So affordable, in fact, that Shelby Dodges are not uncommon sights in […]

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Happy 50th Birthday, Shelby Cobra http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/happy-50th-birthday-shelby-cobra/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/happy-50th-birthday-shelby-cobra/#comments Sun, 01 Apr 2012 16:21:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437421 50 years ago, the Shelby Cobra made its debut at the New York Auto Show, spawning a rich legacy of American motorsport success, and rampant kit car clones.  Jamie Kitman’s piece in the New York Times examines the Cobra’s genesis as one of the best examples of Anglo-American collaboration. The 1962 New York Auto Show […]

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50 years ago, the Shelby Cobra made its debut at the New York Auto Show, spawning a rich legacy of American motorsport success, and rampant kit car clones.  Jamie Kitman’s piece in the New York Times examines the Cobra’s genesis as one of the best examples of Anglo-American collaboration. The 1962 New York Auto Show […]

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Quote Of The Day: Shelby Cobra And The Pursuit Of Distinctiveness Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/quote-of-the-day-shelby-cobra-and-the-pursuit-of-distinctiveness-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/quote-of-the-day-shelby-cobra-and-the-pursuit-of-distinctiveness-edition/#comments Fri, 05 Nov 2010 17:19:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=371574 It is one thing to recognize the legendary status of Mr. Shelby and the original Cobras, including the 427 S/C, and quite another to assert that purchasers and potential purchasers view Cobra continuations or replicas, sold primarily as kits, which employ the Cobra 427 S/C Design as coming from a single source.  The fact that […]

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It is one thing to recognize the legendary status of Mr. Shelby and the original Cobras, including the 427 S/C, and quite another to assert that purchasers and potential purchasers view Cobra continuations or replicas, sold primarily as kits, which employ the Cobra 427 S/C Design as coming from a single source.  The fact that […]

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The Cobra And The Cheetah: A Muscle Car Tale (Part One) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/the-cobra-and-the-cheetah-a-muscle-car-tale-part-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/the-cobra-and-the-cheetah-a-muscle-car-tale-part-one/#comments Tue, 07 Sep 2010 17:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364912 The Shelby 427 Cobra is a curious car. There are few vehicles that more worthily deserve the description iconic. The originals are so historically significant and rare that each is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars (and in the case of the six Daytona Coupes, millions), yet stylistically identical replicas are ubiquitous. Chances are, if […]

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The Shelby 427 Cobra is a curious car. There are few vehicles that more worthily deserve the description iconic. The originals are so historically significant and rare that each is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars (and in the case of the six Daytona Coupes, millions), yet stylistically identical replicas are ubiquitous. Chances are, if […]

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Curbside Classic: Ford’s Deadly Sin#1 – 1975 Mustang Cobra II http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/curbside-classic-fords-deadly-sin1-1975-mustang-cobra-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/curbside-classic-fords-deadly-sin1-1975-mustang-cobra-ii/#comments Thu, 01 Apr 2010 15:01:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351000 Powered By Ford. There’s something special about those words, something iconic, something that evokes nightmares of an uniquely American scope, from our first family cross-country trips in a 1954 Ford that perpetually overheated and stalled from vapor lock (when it actually started) to the last one, Mother’s craptastic 1981 Escort (replaced by a Civic)  that […]

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Powered By Ford. There’s something special about those words, something iconic, something that evokes nightmares of an uniquely American scope, from our first family cross-country trips in a 1954 Ford that perpetually overheated and stalled from vapor lock (when it actually started) to the last one, Mother’s craptastic 1981 Escort (replaced by a Civic)  that […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Modern Obesity Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-modern-obesity-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-modern-obesity-edition/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2010 22:50:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342352 Forget distracted driving, the new Shelby GT350 proves that obesity is the real epidemic in America’s automotive life.

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Forget distracted driving, the new Shelby GT350 proves that obesity is the real epidemic in America’s automotive life.

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