What Is the Mustang Shelby Terlingua?Last Updated February 5, 2020
Making its debut at the 2006 SEMA show in Las Vegas was the Shelby Terlingua. The Terlingua Mustang takes its name from a mining town on the Texas-Mexico border. Carrol Shelby formed the Terlingua Racing Team to appeal to those outside of the mainstream racing audience.
As much as we love installing cold air intakes, tunes, exhaust headers, and other go-fast parts, it’s just as important to make sure your car is operating at prime efficiency. Maintenance is important for safety, but also your Mustang will perform better and be more powerful if all of its parts are in optimal shape.
In the late '60s and early '70s, if you wanted a more luxurious performance sports car, then the Mustang Grande was for you. Produced during the last half of the Mustang's first-generation, the Mustang Grande featured a wood trim, smoother ride, and more sound-deadening materials.
The first Mustang Cobra Jet was produced in 1968. Though Ford only reported 335 horsepower, actual estimates are much higher. The 1968 Cobra jet was an NHRA champion. Since then, Ford has honored this bit of Mustang history with special limited edition Cobra Jets. The first run was produced in 2008, to celebrate the car's 40th anniversary. In 2018, a second run was produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary.
The Mustang GT-R concept car unveiled in 2005 signaled Ford's return as a road-racing machine. The GT-R featured a 5.0, 440 horsepower Cammer crate V8 engine which could be further modified to produce an additional 100 horsepower. While the GT-R never made it into regular production, many parts were made available to weekend racers.