It was powered by Oldsmobile's 4.0 L V8 DOHC engine. It has 320 hp at 6500 rpm, 290 lb⋅ft at 5000 rpm and will do 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and records 12.8 seconds in the quarter mile at 112 mph. Top speed is 170 mph (15 mph faster than the 427 Shelby Cobra). The 1998 car weighed 1,202 kg (2,650 lb).
The Series 1 is the only car ever designed and engineered by Carroll Shelby from a clean sheet of paper, and built from the ground up. All other Shelbys are re-engineered models produced by other manufacturers and modified by Shelby.
Prior to production of the Series 1, significant costs were incurred in testing and certification required to conform to 1999 Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. Once completed, a total of 249 production Series 1 were constructed by Shelby American, Inc., all as 1999 models.
The Shelby Series 1 is a rare snake indeed. If you are one of the lucky ones to own this piece of automotive lore, you deserve to have this amazing Series 1 logo garage sign to put on the wall next to it. This design is high quality and high caliber just like the legend it represents. Unlike the car, this beauty is heavy and doesn't move. Rare quality deserves Rare quality. Your garage or man-cave deserves this sign!