Wide-body Mustangs are the craze lately, especially after the debut of the wide-body 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake earlier this year at the 2013 Detroit auto show in January. Shelby Performance Parts (SPP) now offers 2005-2009 wide-body kits to S197 owners interested in adding a beefier stance to their Mustang. SPP, a division of Shelby American, now has these kits for sale, which can be installed by any local shop of their choice.
"The Shelby Wide Body Kit, seen on our candy red Super Snake at the North American International Auto Show, resulted in so many requests from Shelby and Mustang owners, we immediately went to work developing a package to meet the demand,” said Shelby Performance Parts vice president Jer Gervasi in a statement announcing the kits. “Now customers can have a Shelby Wide Body Kit customized for their ride, without shipping it to our Las Vegas facilities.”
The Shelby wide-body kits are available in two versions. A complete package comes with rear quarter panels extending the rear 6-inches and allowing the rear to fit 13-inch wheels with 345 wide rear tires, as well as front quarter panels that permit 10-inch front wheels. Those who are interested in extending the rear only can opt for just the rear wide-body kit. Options for both kits consist of Shelby Billet fuel door, special tools, installation instructions, and everything necessary to install the kit. The kit does include some body and paint work, so Shelby recommends a body shop for professional installation.
These wide-body Shelby kits are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also impressive when it comes to performance. Capable of fitting 345 wide rear tires, the rear will hook allowing for a launch that it couldn’t perform with a stock rear.
"Built using lightweight fiberglass components and extraordinary craftsmanship, the Shelby Wide Body Kit is built to OEM-quality fit and finish, and seamlessly integrates into the already-menacing Mustang body lines,” added Gervasi. “So I’d recommend warning the neighbors. This thing is scary.”
If interested, the rear-only wide-body package for 2005-2009 Mustangs and Shelbys starts at $3,399 with the complete package going for $5,999, without wheels and tires. Those who own a 2010-2014 can look forward to a wide-body kit available this summer.
The Wide Body Kits are available at http://www.shelbystore.com/default.asp or by calling (702) 405-3500.