Did SVT make the GT500?

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  1. teal5oh

    teal5oh New Member

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    Hi guys! So I've got a quick question that has been bothering me for the longest time and I haven't found a definitive answer yet. I was under the impression that SVT made the Cobras, SVT Focus, SVT Contour, and the Raptor, whilst Shelby made the GT500 and the GT350. Is this correct information? Or did SVT also make the GT500 and GT350?
     
  2. 96blak54

    96blak54 Legend

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    I had to reasearch the info as well to be reminded. Amazing how time slips away!

    So yes, Shelby makes the GT500, GT350
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    The GT500's are/were made in Shelby's facility, which I think is in Nevada.
     
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    shelby is outside of vegas.
     
  5. Frank.JD.Perez

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    Yep, Shelby American I think. I pass by it every time I'm in Vegas for business. And the 2007 to 2014 shelby cars are made with svt but aren't cobras. They have the shelby name. The cobra name stopped in 04 so whenever you see people refer to a 07 and up gt500/gt350 as a cobra you can go :white95:
     
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    The "Shelby GT" and Hertz Shelby's were built at the Vegas Shelby facility. But I agree, all GT500's are built by Ford, marketed as Shelby's.
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    You are right, it'd the Super Snakes that are built in vegas.
     
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    Thanks so much guys! It's been bothering me for the longest time.
     
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    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    According to Ford performance:

    http://performance.ford.com/enthusiasts/collector-vehicles/svt/ford-svt/2014.html

    I don't think that is correct since there was a time period where SVT was "officially" dead until the Raptor came out. It seems Shelby/SVT/Ford Performance is all kind of mashed together now.



    The Shelby Factory in Vegas is sweet! Go for the tour!
     
  10. Frank.JD.Perez

    Frank.JD.Perez Well-Known Member

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    dont listen to ford. what does ford know. lol.

    i believe it was the end of 14 mid 15 where ford took everything and re-branded it as what is now known as ford performance. so they took svt, ford racing and i believe their European division and gave birth to ford performance. i think in the early stages they were considering calling it 999
     
  11. JerZeyStangz

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    This is true. I remember watching a clip of the Ford Focus RS and they were talking about the merger of all three I think.
     
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