2023 Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition Mustang honors 100 years of the automotive icon

This year marks the 100th birthday of Carroll Shelby, the automotive icon who created the Shelby Cobra and launched a performance car empire. Shelby American commemorates the occasion with a limited edition Mustang.

Based on the 2023 Ford Mustang GT, the Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition is limited to 100 units and can be configured in a coupe or convertible body style. However, it’s already sold out, so it’s too late for anyone thinking about ordering.

2023 Ford Mustang Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition

The changes start under the hood, where the Mustang GT’s 5.0-liter V-8 gets a supercharger that boosts output to 750 horsepower. Shelby lets you choose between his 6-speed manual and 10-speed automatic transmissions available from the factory on the Mustang.

Other performance upgrades include a Borla catback exhaust system, adjustable caster and camber plates, performance springs and stabilizers. All cars also feature the same Brembo front brake calipers used in the factory performance pack.

2023 Ford Mustang Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition

2023 Ford Mustang Carroll Shelby Centennial Edition

The performance bits are wrapped in subtle styling changes, including satin black 20-inch wheels, vinyl stripes, a new ‘Shelby’ branded upper grille, vented hood and front fenders, and Shelby rear spoiler and rocker panels. Shelby also installs its own leather upholstery and commemorative emblems, along with plaques on the dashboard and engine bay.

The cost of treatment for the Centennial Edition is $49,995 on top of the cost of the 2023 Mustang GT donor car. This is the final model year of the current generation Mustang and will be shortened to make way for his redesigned 2024 Mustang. His 5.0-liter V-8 remains intact and he makes 500 horsepower in the new Mustang Dark Horse model for 2024.

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