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The Ford Shelby Mustang, often referred to simply as the Shelby Mustang or Shelby GT, is a high-performance variant of the Ford Mustang that is modified and tuned by Shelby American, a company founded by automotive designer and racer Carroll Shelby. These performance-enhanced Mustangs carry the Shelby nameplate and are known for their distinctive appearance, increased power output, and improved handling characteristics.
Shelby Mustangs typically feature upgraded engines, suspension systems, brakes, and exhaust systems to deliver enhanced performance on both the road and the track. The collaboration between Ford and Shelby has resulted in a range of iconic models, including the Shelby GT350 and GT500, which boast powerful V8 engines, aggressive styling cues, and advanced technologies to create a thrilling driving experience that pays homage to the muscle car heritage while embracing modern engineering innovations.