LAS VEGAS – June 30, 2020 – Executives with Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), and ACAT Global have announced a development program to create cutting edge emission systems that increase horsepower, reduce emissions and improve reliability for its line of high performance vehicles. The two companies will initially focus their efforts on enhancing 5.0-liter Ford V8 engines in Shelby American built versions of the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150, as well as the 5.2 Voodoo and “Predator” engines in the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500.
“Shelby American began defining performance in 1962 with the amazing Shelby Cobra, Shelby GT350 and Ford GT40,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby American. “Since then, we’ve relentlessly pursued innovations that set international expectations. That’s why we’re working with ACAT Global to leverage their exciting new technologies and rewrite the rules again.”
ACAT Global manufactures sophisticated catalytic converters and exhaust systems for internal combustion engine (ICE) applications worldwide. The company’s proprietary catalytic converter and exhaust technology is engineered for the most demanding on and off-road performance applications. These cost-effective products are 50-state compliant and typically less expensive than the traditional products.
“ACAT Global is advancing the goal of a cleaner, greener and more ‘fun’ world by optimizing the performance of internal combustion engines,” said Joe Moch, CEO of ACAT Global. “Our advanced systems can be tailored for specific applications in the automotive, marine, off-road, motorcycle and power generation industries. Beginning with two of Shelby American’s most popular vehicles, our goal is to make them faster, more reliable and cleaner.”
The joint development team collaborates between Las Vegas and Detroit. They have begun designing components and systems for both naturally aspirated and supercharged 5.0-liter Ford V8’s, as well as the two 5.2-liter motors. A rigorous testing regimen is also being conducted and then ACAT Global will work with the appropriate parties to deliver product-compliant to governmental vehicle emissions standards.
“Working with Ford Motor Company and companies like ACAT Global, Brembo and Penske, we trailblaze with every Shelby truck, SUV and car that we build,” said Patterson. “We’re on track for a bright future at Shelby American. After 55 years, performance is still very much our business.”
Individuals interested in a Shelby vehicle can visit their local dealer or go to Shelby.com.
About ACAT Global
ACAT Global delivers cost-effective and cutting-edge solutions that cut emissions, improve reliability and enhance horsepower for a broad spectrum of internal combustion engine (ICE) applications worldwide. The company’s proprietary catalytic converter and exhaust technology is engineered for the most demanding on and off-road performance applications. These cost-effective products are 50-state compliant and typically less expensive than traditional products.
The ACAT Global portfolio of solutions includes metallic catalytic converters and exhaust systems. Each of these advanced systems can be tailored to fit specific applications. From automotive to marine, off-road, motorcycle and power generators, ACAT Global makes the world cleaner – and greener – by optimizing the performance of ICEs. More information is available at https://acatglobal.com/technology/.
About Shelby American, Inc.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA, 289 street car, Daytona Coupe and Shelby Series 2 component vehicles; it offers the Shelby GT, 1000, Super Snake and Carroll Shelby Signature Series Mustang post-title packages for the 2005-2020 Ford Mustang. Shelby American also offers the Shelby Raptor, Shelby F-150 Super Snake and Shelby F-150 trucks. Heritage cars include the continuation 1965 Shelby GT350 competition model, 1967 Ford Shelby Super Snake and 1968 Ford Shelby GT500KR. For more information, visit www.shelby.com.