2015 Shelby GT Unveiling Featuring WELD Wheels


News Release


January 16, 2015

  WELD Supplies Premium Forged Wheel for the 2015 Shelby GT Unveiled Today at Barrett-JacksonCollector Car Auction   Scottsdale, Ariz. – As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Shelby American unveiled its new 2015 Shelby GT Mustang today at the prestigious Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. WELD, the premium wheel supplier to Shelby American for select Shelby Mustang packages and Shelby Performance parts aftermarket sales, provided the company with a WELD Racing designed Shelby Venice wheel. These no-compromise forged, aircraft-grade alloy wheels for the 2015 Shelby GT are available in 20”x9.5”for the front and 20”x10.5”for the rear to compliment the vehicle’s Michelin tire package.   This new forged wheel is exclusively designed, engineered and developed by WELD to exceed Shelby’s industry leading performance requirements. Each wheel is manufactured in the United States to exacting standards.   As the company’s first Shelby GT designed for international markets, the vehicle boasts an impressive list of performance features including a Ford Racing 625+HP supercharger for both manual and automatic transmissions, and aFord Racing by Borla exhaust with Shelby oval tips. Exterior components for the 2015 Shelby GT were designed in-house at Shelby American using carbon fiber for all aerodynamic parts including the lightweight hood with functional air vents and a two-piece rear diffuser. The front grill was designed from a single piece of billet aluminum.   “The Shelby American name is iconic and synonymous with uncompromised quality and performance,” said Norm Young, president and CEO, WELD. “We are thrilled that our forged wheel is part of the impressive 2015 Shelby GT package introduced today. Being a premium supplier to Shelby American is a great honor that we don’t take for granted.”   The 2015 Shelby GT has numerous additional options available to car enthusiasts, including a 700+HP performance upgrade, painted carbon fiber options, a rear brake upgrade, adjustable track suspension package and much more.   New WELD engineered Shelby wheels are available for sale through Shelby American for both 2015, 2014 and prior year vehicles. For more information about Shelby American, phone 702-942-7325 or visit www.shelbyamerican.com.   For more information about WELD, phone 800-788-9353 or visit www.WELDwheels.com.   # # # #   About WELD WELD, based in Kansas City, Mo., is the technology and manufacturing leader in the performance wheel market. Since 1967, Weld has been a pioneer in wheel engineering and design from Main Street to the race track. WELD’s precision and quality is validated by amassing more professional race wins than any other wheel company. Every race and street wheel is subjected to the same quality and design standards. WELD’s entire line of performance wheels can be seen at www.WELDwheels.com.   WELD is a Granite Creek company. Granite Creek invests in businesses with defensible market niches, recognized brands, strong intellectual property and/or manufacturing process assets led by entrepreneurial management teams in food/agribusiness, medical devices and instruments, and transportation industry sectors.     For further product information, contact: Jennifer Collins, Marketing Manager WELD 816-423-5717 jcollins@weldracing.com   For further PR information, contact: Gary McCoy, Public Relations Director The Marx Group 847-622-7228 gmccoy@themarxgrp.com