The press photos released by Shelby American revealing the Shelby 1000 with its front wheels in the air, as a result to the “incredible torque” have been faked by the manufacturer.

After “revealing” the ahead of its official debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show, the guys at USA Today have found out that the press images, with the muscle car’s front wheels in the air, have been faked.

“A photo editor questioned how the Mustang could lift off the ground, given its weight and that it has only street tires. Also, the tires in the photo do not appear to be under stress. A close examination revealed photo manipulation techniques under the wheels”, as USA Today writes in its paper edition, according to

In order to apologize to its fans, Shelby American has released a new fake image with the Shelby 1000 on the floor of the New York Auto Show, which will open its gates on the 4th of April.original1

“This is fake shot. That shot is not real. I am beyond embarrassed”, added the Shelby American spokesman, Scott Black.

As a small reminder, the Shelby 1000 is powered by an upgraded 5.4 liter Ford V8 engine, which is developing a total output of 950 horsepower in the street version and 1,100 horsepower in the track only version. Prices for the Shelby 1000 can reach 200,000 USD.


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