Need for Speed Shelby Terlingua Up for Auction!

Posted on September 9, 2010

We at Need for Speed are pretty excited to announce that this weeked at the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, the one and only Need for Speed Shelby Terlingua will be auctioned off to one lucky winner.  This one of a kind vehicle was built in 2008 to coincide with launch of Need for Speed Undercover, where it made its first virtual appearance in the game.  The greater thing about this is that proceeds from the sale of the car will go to benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation.  The auction takes place this weekend in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.  Read on for all the details.

In 2008, Electronic Arts (EA) the worlds leading interactive entertainment company and Shelby American collaborated to include a special version of the Shelby Terlingua Mustang in the racing game “Need for Speed – Undercover”.  As part of the game, players could unlock the “NFS Shelby Terlingua” after achieving certain milestones.  To promote this wild new car, Shelby American built a real life version that mirrored its virtual counterpart. Only one “NFS Shelby Terlingua” was ever built, which toured the country as part of the game’s introduction.  The ‘virtual’ Need for Speed Terlingua has since appeared in a number of other EA releases and continues to virtually captivate a new generation of Shelby enthusiast worldwide.

The car is based on the wild, irreverent Terlingua Racing Team that was started in the 1960’s by Shelby American. The racing team was named for a tiny town close to the border between Texas and Mexico where legend Carroll Shelby and his buddies would unwind after spending weeks with Ford engineers designing and racing his famous Mustangs. Since then, the TRT went underground and was championed by serious gear heads that craved unbridled fun and speed the world over.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own and actually drive the game car on the road. The Shelby NFS Terlingua is a complete departure from anything Carroll designed during his days at Ford.  The EA and Shelby team began with a V6 Ford Mustang coupe  then added 20-inch custom rims, carbon fiber seats, Hurst short-throw shifter, Ford Racing exhaust, a new set of dash gauges, stronger suspension, an aerodynamic body kit and a supercharger that nearly doubled its output.  The car is lightweight, fast and extremely entertaining to drive.  Signed by Carroll Shelby and with the one-off blacked out paint scheme, it will be the only NFS Shelby Terlingua in the world, as noted in the official Shelby Registry.

A portion of the sale of this car will benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation (  The Carroll Shelby Foundation was created by legendary racer and automotive manufacturer Carroll Shelby to provide financial support for children and medical professionals to help overcome life-threatening health issues and promote continuing education.

For more information about the Carroll Shelby Foundation, click here.

For more information about the Need For Speed Shelby Terlingua Mustang, click here.

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