In a fairly embarrassing moment for Shelby, it was discovered by USA Today that at least one of the official press pictures showing the company’s new 1000 lifting its front wheels several inches up in the air was the product of photoshop. As pointed out by Jalopnik, this is something that Shelby itself was forced to admit through its vice president, Gary Patterson.
Of course, this doesn’t mean we’re less interested in Shelby’s most powerful creation to date, which will be officially unveiled at next week’s 2012 New York International Auto Show.
The crew over at Road & Track took a prototype for a ride and published a pair of videos of the 2012 Mustang GT500-based 1000 on the track. As a reminded, the 1000′s re-engineered 5.4-liter supercharged V8 pushes out around 950-horses. You can watch the videos right after the jump.