Jmeo's 2020 Shelby American GT500 SE Wide Body Build

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As the title suggests, today I made the deposit required to get my 2020 GT500 in the queue to become a Shelby American Wide Body car. To say I am excited is an understatement. This is a big deal, and one I didn't take lightly. Some will never agree with it, some will, but thats ok because it's my decision to make. My wife and I are extremely excited, and look very much forward to the end result in give or take 9 months from now. Below is what I went with.


Signature Edition Exterior/Interior:

Dry carbon fiber, ventilated hood
"Shelby" branded hood strut
"Shelby" branded hood locks
"Shelby" branded engine caps
Striping & badging
Leather Recaro seat covers - Shelby designed and branded
CSM numbered engine & dash plate (I got #4)

Performance Features:

Performance Supercharger pulley (800 HP)
Performance half shafts
High volume /flow supercharger intercooler
High volume/flow supercharger heat exchanger
Front & rear springs (Ford Performance)
Front & rear sway bars (Ford Performance)
Suspension recalibration
Caster/camber plates (Shelby American)
Extended & hardened wheel studs (ARP)

Optional Features:

First 15 Factory Delivery
-Hotel accommodations
-Meet & greet with Shelby American President & Vice President
- Shelby American factory tour
-Shelby swag bag

Painted OTT & Side stripes
-color code of my choice

Shelby Wide Body
-Widened rear quarters
-Side rocker panels
-Side wings
-20x11 matte black forged mono-block front wheels
-305/30/20 MPSS 4s front tires,
-20x13 matte black forged mono-block rear wheels
-345/30/20 MPSS 4s rear tires

I will get to keep everything that comes off the car, down to the Recaro seat covers.

Thanks to @kilobravo I have a render of what she might look like (minus the wide body)!

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Crazy man, look forward to seeing it.
 

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Sounds cool!
I have always liked the wide body Shelby’s.
Are they doing anything with the front fenders to widen them at all?
 

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Sounds cool!
I have always liked the wide body Shelby’s.
Are they doing anything with the front fenders to widen them at all?
No, GT350 & (2020) GT500 cars stay stock up front.
 

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No, GT350 & (2020) GT500 cars stay stock up front.
That’s a shame. However the GT500 is pretty wide already in the front.
 

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That’s a shame. However the GT500 is pretty wide already in the front.
Exactly this, thats why. This car is already wicked wide up front.
 

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Congrats!
 

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Thanks Tom
Yea, if it makes you happy and you can swing it, why not?

When do you think you have to turn her over?

I've been to SA many times, a world class facility.

Let me see if I can find some shop photos.... standby

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I was just waiting for someone to order/build a wide body GT500.
Glad to hear you will be one of the first Jaime!
Get a CFTP wing!!!!!!!!
 

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I was just waiting for someone to order/build a wide body GT500.
Glad to hear you will be one of the first Jaime!
Get a CFTP wing!!!!!!!!
Now it they threw that in, that would be the deal of the century.

Still, to own a real Shelby..... thats what the best part of that package is. Newsflash, these Ford builds are not a true shelby.
 

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That’s way cool
Congratulations
 

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Yea, if it makes you happy and you can swing it, why not?

When do you think you have to turn her over?

I've been to SA many times, a world class facility.

Let me see if I can find some shop photos.... standby
Exactly Tom. This has been a dream of mine my whole life, so I’m gonna make it happen.

I only have little information right now, but I was told the turn over will be in October.

I can’t wait to see the factory. I made it to Vegas once, but never got to see it. That’s why I splurged for the factory delivery option.

Thanks for the pictures, looks amazing.
 

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I was just waiting for someone to order/build a wide body GT500.
Glad to hear you will be one of the first Jaime!
Get a CFTP wing!!!!!!!!
Thanks man, I’m excited.

I asked about the track package, and was told it’s “late delivery” because they aren’t sure of the supply chain. I’m ok with not getting the wing, and I definitely don’t want the seat delete.
 

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Exactly Tom. This has been a dream of mine my whole life, so I’m gonna make it happen.

I only have little information right now, but I was told the turn over will be in October.

I can’t wait to see the factory. I made it to Vegas once, but never got to see it. That’s why I splurged for the factory delivery option.

Thanks for the pictures, looks amazing.
Its a nice half a day. The gift shop has a lot of cool stuff. I usually just get a bunch of T Shirts when I'm there. Its over by the airport, so depending where you stay, its probably only a $12 Uber ride.

The excitement! You are going to own a real Shelby
 
 
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