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Mustang hits 1,000 horses with limited edition Shelby

The Shelby GT1000 is introduced at the 2012

The Shelby GT1000 is introduced at the 2012 New York International Auto Show. (April 5, 2012) (Credit: Getty Images)

If the 440 horses on the Mustang Boss isin't enought or if the 550 horses on the Mustang Shelby still doesn't cut it, you may want to take a look at the Shelby 1000 -- a 1,000 horsepower, street-legal car. 

PHOTOS: Shelby 1000 at New York Auto Show

The Shelby American team enhanced the power, braking and handling of the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 to create a super muscle car available in both street and competition versions.

The Shelby 1000 will be offered in both street and Shelby 1000 S/C “off-road” track versions. The street legal, pump gas version dyno’s out at approximately 950 HP, while the track oriented “S/C” version is rated at over 1,100 HP.

A limited production of 100 Shelby 1000s will be built. Each will be numbered and documented for the Shelby registry.

The Shelby 1000 starts at $149,995 and the track S/C version starts at $154,995, not including the base GT500. A completed Shelby 1000 is expected to be approximately $200,000.

Those interested in reserving a car should contact the Shelby American Sales team at (702) 942-7325 or visit www.shelbyamerican.com .

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