The team at Shelby American has taken the wraps off of the new 2019 Shelby GT, which is making its debut in conjunction with the Woodward Dream Cruise. Based on the Ford Mustang GT, the model can be ordered as a fastback or convertible, and comes with a number of modifications.

On the visual front, the Shelby GT gets a “deep draw” hood with prominent vents, a unique front grille, side skirts, rear spoiler, side stripes and a set of 20-inch wheels. Interior changes are limited to extra badging, dedicated floor mats and numbered plaques on the dash and engine.

Additional options include the Shelby Premium Package that adds on a new front fascia assembly and illuminated door sill plates. There’s also a GT-H or Heritage package that celebrates the inspiration for the Shelby GT. The Shelby GT-H is available in either black or white with gold stripes and optional gold wheels.

Performance gains as standard are new springs and sway bars from Ford Performance, along with a Borla cat-back exhaust (+20 hp) and new caster camber plates. Go with either of the two optional packages mentioned earlier and new front struts and rear shocks are also thrown in.

If those aren’t enough, the Shelby Heavy Duty Package adds on an “extreme” radiator with a new coolant tank, wheel studs and performance half-shafts. Still want more? Well, there’s a Ford Performance supercharger that makes the 5.0 litre naturally aspirated V8 put out over 700 horsepower and painted stripes.

Prices start at US$61,345 (RM251,545) for the standard Shelby GT, with the Heritage and Premium cars demanding at least US$66,345 (RM272,048).