Oh snap... is a SHELB-E inevitable?

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  1. Cobra Jet

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    I hope they don't ruin the SHELBY name with this foolishness
     
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    Nope, it'll be the Term-E-nator.
     
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    Too late. The lack of a stick and that ugly rotary knob shifter which is also found in an ugly ass base Edge has already done that. I think Carroll would punch someone in the face over that issue alone...please people, quit telling me Carroll would be proud/impressed with the direction Ford is going in... I call BS on that!
     
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    Please. He was was a great racing car driver, and built some cool cars in the 60's. Everything after that was as much a marketing exercise as it was anything else. Even today the cars coming out of Shelby American are primarily bodykits with bolt on parts from the aftermarket. Let's not try and pretend this didn't happen while he was still alive. 1989-dodge-shelby-dakota.jpg
     
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    :facepalm: 87CD079B-24A9-4906-BA5E-DC53D10D2398.jpeg
     
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    Time out......this may not have been a Mustang but in its day was an awesome car. My co-worker had an 87’ and it was blast to drive. Actually saw one earlier this year at Shelby American. It belongs to one of the managers. 72DB411E-A4B2-45F5-A3C2-DFBA1FA2A96B.jpeg
     
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    I have no issues with the Chrysler Shelby cars. They were well built, and the Omni GLHS actually outran the Vette down the 1/4 mile back in 1986! Oh and all these cars all had a stick and no crappy plastic shift knob shared with a mediocre SUV.
     
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    Not gonna lie that Shelb-E render looks badass.
     
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    That's what I'm thinking. If I were to get an EV, it would be that one.
     
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    Why would you share this?! What if some suit at FoMoCo sees it and thinks it's a good idea? Hide it! Destroy it! Kill it with fire!
     
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    I guess Shelby will be trying to polish a turd. Looks like crap, but no one cares about car styling anymore, so it should be perfect.
     
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    I made a joke about this yesterday. Yet this wouldn't surprise me. As others have said, Shelby's name has been "abused" in the past too.
     
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    Carroll Shelby couldn't care less where Ford was going with their consumer products other than Shelby branded products and their race cars. But even so, that relationship was and is no longer in the same context as it was in the 60's. Shelby himself had less and less influence as the years passed on. By the 2013 GT500 it was almost non existent except for him being allowed to see the development process. Zero engineering efforts were made by Shelby American on that car. Roush Yates had way more involvement than Shelby did. But to that end, when Carroll was asked what his favorite Shelby car was his response always was "The next one." His entire philosophy throughout his entire life was going against the grain from the original GT40 to the Dodge Viper to the 2007 GT500. Carroll Shelby's inspiration was always European design with American and domestic attitude so IRS's, dual clutch transmissions, and advanced aero are perfectly fitting for his namesake. You think the GT40 was Ford or Carroll Shelby's fresh out of their heads design? lol, that's funny. Carroll Shelby was not a traditionalist.
     
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    It was me.... I'm.. so sorry.
     
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