Only 25 Shelby Speedsters have been made worldwide and 3 examples worth R1.6m each are heading to South Africa

  • Only 25 Shelby Speedsters were made to celebrate what would have been Caroll Shelby’s 98th year
  • Shelby South Africa has confirmed that three Shelby Speedsters are due to arrive in Mzansi, with the first owner being a woman who asked to remain anonymous
  • The two-seat roadster is powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine that produces 615 kW, sent to the rear wheels and to every Speedster listed in the official Shelby World Registry.

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A mysterious South African woman is the first person on site at Shelby South Africa is putting the finishing touches on a bespoke Shelby Speedster with the first South African customer set to take delivery this month.

The Shelby Speedster represents the pinnacle of exclusivity for the Shelby brand with production limited to 98 units for the US market and 25 units for other markets – including three Shelby Speedsters expected to arrive in South Africa.

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A supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine is at the heart of the Shelby Speedster. Image: Quickpic
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Peter Lindenberg, CEO of Shelby South Africa says:

“The Speedster is unlike anything we have built before, to be able to get our hands on one from such a limited number is a real honor and wouldn’t have been possible without the excellent work that our team had produced.

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The new local Speedster owner, who prefers not to be named, is eager to take delivery of his limited-edition Shelby, quickpic reports.

The South African woman says:

“The men in my family are crazy about cars and I wanted something of my own to have fun with. The Shelby brand has been a priority for me since the Ford v Ferrari movie came out and the Shelby Speedster is a unique and special convertible to enjoy. on the beautiful roads of Cape Town.

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According to Ford. The Speedster’s presence is also amplified by a widebody aero kit that serves to accommodate the wider tires that give the car its menacing stance.

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The Shelby Speedster is a convertible version of the Shelby Supersnake and three models head to SA. Image: Quickpic
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At the heart of this is Ford’s 5.0-litre V8 which gets a Whipple supercharger for an output of around 615kW. This translates to a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds.

The interior of the Speedster features a performance slant with additional gauges used to monitor boost pressure as well as other vital underhood temperatures. Special floor mats and door sills, both branded with Shelby Speedster lettering, carry this look further into the cabin.

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Despite its exclusive production, this jewel in Ford’s performance crown has arrived in South Africa and completes one of the rarest GT collections in the world!

Lazarus is now the only person on the African continent to own the latest generation Ford GT. This ultimate Ford supercar joins its 1965 Ford GT40 MK1 and the previous generation 2005 Ford GT, with all three playing influential roles in representing 50 years of Ford motorsport.

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