Monday, October 14, 2013

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 '14

This is the secret car that I showed in the Lego Fan Weekend two weks ago.

The Mustang is one of the most famous cars in the world since 1964 with its first generation.
One year after the Mustang was released, Ford wanted a enhanced version of its car for run at the same level of its rivals in the US races. To design this car Ford hired the driver and car designer Carroll Shelby (1923-2012).



The first Mustang modified by Shelby was the GT350, released in 1965, and the next year(1966) Ford and Shelby showed the legendary Shelby GT500. The collaboration between Shelby and Ford continues today.
And this is my interpretation of the current version of that historic collaboration.

The real one.




This creation is made in scale 1:8. The total size is: 75 studs of length, 29 wide and 21 of high (60x23x17 cm)

The weight is 3.1 kgs, with around 3500 parts and 5 motors.


It includes some remote controlled functions:
- Steering (M motor)
- Drive (2 L motors)
- Sequential gearbox (PF Servo motor)
- Disc brakes (M motor)



The sequential gearbox is an improved version of my previous Caterham ones (3rd Gen V2), with 5+R and auto-clutch.

The speeds ratio:

R - 2.08:1
1 -  1.67:1
2 -  1.25:1
3 -  1:1
4 -  1:1.33
5 -  1:1.67

The max speed in 5th speed is 3 kph (~2 mph)
It has a gear indicator in the interior, between the front seats.


V8 fake engine under the bonnet.


A complete bodywork with openable doors, bonnet and rear truck hood.
The bonnet can be opened from the interior using a little lever just front of the right seat.
Also the doors have lock, you need turn the door handle to open it.


It has 4 full size seats and folding front seats.


For make more easy the gearbox tests the car in has a rear support to keep the rear axle lifted


The suspension is based in the real one: front McPherson axle and a rear 4-links live axle.

The front axle also has advenced geometry: Camber angle(2º), caster angle(3.5º) and kingpin angle(7º)



The steering has ackerman geometry and working steering wheel.

The car also has working disc brakes in all wheels, they are very powerfull and includes functional brake pedal.


Now the "most wanted" picture for technic fans:


Like the real one, this creation has unibody frame. The roof is part of the frame too, it improve a lot the torsional stiffness.


You can disassemble the whole car in less than 3 minutes. But you will need a little bit more time to reassemble it again...


COMPLETE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE COMING SOON!!

Finally as always a little video:



I hope you like it!!

87 comments:

Anonymous said...

EPIC CAAAAAAR SHEEPO!!!!!!!
Excellent job done as usual :D :D :D :D

tuur said...

A greath MOC and worth every second of waithing but I still have the feeling that I'm missing something (just litlle thigns) like PF lights and some more info of (by example ) the gearbox, suspension and the bodywork. I don't know but I just have the feeling that you're giving less and less info every time when you create a new moc.
but afterall it still is a great moc and I don't want to offend you I still have a lot of respect for you and you're buildingskills are way above mine but that's just the way it is

tuur

Anonymous said...

Watching the car, you put on it 2 L motors; why you don't have put 2 xl?? just because of the space??

Sheepo said...

Exactly ;)

Anonymous said...

las instrucciones tendra el mismo precio que las del Defender?? gran coche porcierto ;)

Anonymous said...

can't wait for the instructions! do you know about when they will be available and about how much they will cost? also do you think it could be built in a different color like blue without major modifications? thanks.

Sheepo said...

I don't know the price of the isntructions yet, but I think it will be similar to the Defender ones.
About the color, I think it is impossible build the car in other color, you can change the white color easily, but with red part it is almost imposible, maybe doing some changes you can do it in blue, but it will be much more expensive.

Parda said...

Awesome Supercar, you make the best models in the world

tuur said...

and what about the part cost??

Frank said...

great MOC!

lucioswitch said...

Great job as always! Honestly we have become accustomed too well with the 911, the Defender and the Peterbilt ... and this seems to have a little less features, but it is fantastic and beyond my ability!
I'm curious to see the 3rd Gen V2 Gearbox,...the one on the Defender was impressive engineered and was fantastic to build and study.

tuur said...

is the moc showed on tendbrick another car or another bridge or maybe even something else??

gertman2000 said...

Sheepo does this mean that your are going to skip making instructions for the Lotus 7 and move right to this Mustang? I do like your Mustang BUT would REALLY like to make the 7!!!

Anonymous said...

You really should make this a LEGO CUUSOO entry. I'm sure lot's of people will support it! It's extremely amazing and i'm sure my next LEGO project will be building your Mustang, as soon as the instructions are available. Great job, i love it!

Sandesan said...

You've just made it to the online version of a Dutch newspaper: congrats ;-)
http://www.telegraaf.nl/autovisie/blog/21996644/__Lego_Ford_Mustang_is_serieus_speelgoed__.html

Dennis said...

Hi Sheepo,

Just landed here. Amazing car you created! The Mustang is one of my favourites and would love to make this one. Would love to see the instructions to see which parts are needed.

My technics lego collection contains mostly the first generation parts so I will have to buy a lot of parts ;-)

Keep on going with the great creations!

Anonymous said...

Can you build old mustang 65-70?

the girlfriend said...

Do you know when the instructions will be available? I would love to give this to my boyfriend for his birthday. He has his own blog on mustangs and I know he would love this

Sheepo said...

I don't know, but my in tention is launch it before christmas.

lucioswitch said...

I hope a few days before Christmas ... just to arrange the purchase of the missing parts and build it during the Christmas holidays!! I look forward to good news!!

Anonymous said...

Sheepo you are the best

Anonymous said...

Do you have an idea of what the instructions will cost?

Anonymous said...

Hi ,

i would like to pre-order !
I would like to build a BMW M5 on the chassis , or feel free to make it yourself .

Best regards ,

Nimrod(@elloconoche.be)

Anonymous said...

Having bought the instructions for the Defender I'm very much looking forward to this one. I understand the full instructions can take another 2 months, but is it perhaps possible to already release the partlist for this model?
If not, no problem, we'll just have to be patient...

Best regards.

Anonymous said...

Can you make instructions for the gearbox and make them free.
From,
Mac

Lelelego2003 said...

Hola, Sheepo (soy Lelelego de HispaLUG); ¿Cómo eres tan genio? ¿Tienes mucha "pasta"? Tengo 10 años, ¿Cómo puedo llegar a montar cosas como las tuyas? Un Saludo

Sheepo said...

Te digo lo mismo que a todo el mundo, no necesitas mas que unas pocas piezas y muuuucha paciencia jejeje

Divesh Chudasama said...

Could you put this on Lego Cuuso that would be awsome

RapingRabbit said...

Why not add an airtank airbag system to your next model? It's just finding an empty balloon, and press the hoses from the pneumatic system through the holes in the lego technic bricks with the balloon wrapped around the end of the hose. I'm a big fan of your cars!

Shlomi Gondabi said...

Great work! I published a post about this MOC in LEGO TECHNIC Isreal Facebook page which I manage.
https://www.facebook.com/LEGO.IL
Waiting patiently for the instructions ;-)

Anonymous said...

Absolute a fabulous car! Can't wait to see the instructions, to build one myself. This would be great to have next to my other Mustang Models! Great Work!

DamagedNASCAR89 said...

This is the best looking LEGO model I have ever seen, Can't wait to build it on Lego Digital Designer, Just so I can look at it! Plus, the Ford Mustang is my dream car!. Again, Can't wait!!

Well done Sheepo, Keep up the good work!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sheepo,
Which sets would you recommend to buy to get most of the needed parts for the Mustang?
Will you publish the partslist before the instruction is finished?

Sheepo said...

Good question, there are not good set to get parts por this MOC, probably none gets you more than 20-25% of the parts. But I think that the 42000 and the 8070 can have some usefull parts.
The partlist will be published at the same time as the instructions. Now I have a part list, but problaby it will change a little bit to the final ones.

Anonymous said...

When will the instructions be available and the price for them?

Sheepo said...

I hope it can be ready before christmas, and I don't know the price yet.

Gage Anderson said...

hey sheepo can u pop me a video of that mustang in a faster speed

Sheepo said...

You can see it in the video in the fastest speed...

Gage Anderson said...

wait do we buy the parts to make it

Gage Anderson said...

hey
can we buy the parts to make it

Sheepo said...

You should buy the parts in any internet store, like bricklink.com

Tess Marie said...

Would love to purchase instruction and preorder the bricks as a holiday gift. Any chance they are ready?

(nag, nag, nag)

Marco Lotero said...

Lo Maximo! Que Poder!!!

Anonymous said...

Is it available for sale yet? This si the perfect x-mas gift!! :)

gabor toth said...

need instruction SOS !! WHATEVER ITS COST ...

Anonymous said...

sheepo t'as déjà crée les instructions

Anonymous said...

si oui je te les achète

Anonymous said...

sheepo je te l'achète pour 1000

Oleg Voiteshonok said...

Hi Sheepo! Christmas past, but there are no instructions. Any troubles? We are worrying...

Sheepo said...

The RC instructions are actually finihsed, we are testing it to find errors, and doing the Manual version... just a few more days... sorry for the delay ;(

Anonymous said...

Hi
Der LR Defender ist schon nicht schlecht , aber der Ford ist nochmals besser !!!
Ich freu mich ihn zu bauen !!! Hoffentlich kommt der Super 7 auch noch !?
Macht weiter so schöne Modelle !!! Danke

Anonymous said...

what will the price be?

Sheepo said...

I don't know still the price of the instructions, but it will be similar to the Land-rover ones.

Anonymous said...

Hello
I need the instruction plaese !
At what time i can buy it

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the instructions!
http://www.sheepo.es/2014_01_01_archive.html

Anonymous said...

Fantastic job!
Enjoying to have instructions available.

ignas sverciauskas said...

Hi! Ich hätte auch gern die Bauanleitung von Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Wie könnte ich das bekommen?

DamagedNASCAR89 said...

Hey, still no instructions? Is something wrong with it? Looking forward to it!!!!

Anonymous said...

since getting the instructions I am almost finished with a black and white version, will send you picks when dun.

Anonymous said...

Now brick linck is closed. where can you buy bricks?

Timothy Dillman said...

Hi, I was wondering, when will you make a/the post about the differences between the gearboxes?

Anonymous said...

Hello, votre moc est magnifique..
avec quel logiciel de LegoCad avez vous réalisé les instructions ? LDraw, LDD, other ?
et où avez vous trouvé les "motors and electrics parts" ?

Anonymous said...

Hello, I have one question, if I buy the instructions, you know, Where I can buy the diferents components?

Sheepo said...

Instructions with SR3D Builder + MLCad + LPub

To buy parts: www.bricklink.com

Anonymous said...

But bricklink doesn't have any brick

stef sim said...

what is the approx price of all the parts to build the mustang?

Jan de Boer said...

Best Sheepo would you please tell me if I own two xl motors in the Mustang processing, which would be less than two l motors? faster and more powerful?

Jan de Boer said...

Please tell me soon my pieces are almost!

Sheepo said...

XL motors have more power than L motors, but you can't fit them inside the Mustang.

Jan de Boer said...

I think if I change a little bit of the chassis.

Sheepo said...

Probably you can't, but you can try...

Jan de Boer said...

I hope it works because then he'll be fine drive. (In the movie, he went a little slow)

Lachlan said...

Would it be possible to buy instructions for the sequential gearbox only at a lower price?

Sheepo said...

I am sorry but no.

Jan de Boer said...

Sheepo hi, I bought a while ago you instructions but the gearbox did not. I then even made ​​him three times. can you please tell me what the problem is?

Sheepo said...

Easy, you have built it wrong three times. Look very closely all parts and steps.

Jan de Boer said...

yes but it is not too heavy for the servo motor?

Jan de Boer said...

Sheepo hi i have a big problem. I wanted so the bodywork going to make it part 32016 to get anywhere! if it is available anywhere, it costs about 3 euros each. I wonder how you have solved it. I would like this question to get an answer.

Sheepo said...

I bought my parts 3 years ago, then the cost was less than 0.2€...

Jan de Boer said...

but do you know where you are may get them more cheaply?

Anonymous said...

sheepo-
why not have a 6+N+R gearbox instead of a 5+R? the real thing has 6 forward speeds and one R, and you could use the N to show of the 662 fake horsepower.

otherwise, this is an absolutely stunning and realistic creation, an i love it. keep it up!

Anonymous said...

do you have plans to make free instructions for the sequential gearbox in your Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?

Anonymous said...

roughyl how much are all the parts total to build this beats please let me know asap i wanna build this thing for a friend asap

Japo said...

where is possible to find instruction and parts list for make this car?

Sheepo said...

The cost of all the parts is around 650€

Jan de Boer said...

sheepo hi, I have the mustang itself built only for a little tinkering is I managed to use two xl motors for the drive. my question was why you have not used before 2 xl motors.

Sheepo said...

Good question... This car was designed under request for store, they wanted it in manual version, but when I went to deliver it, they decide that they didn't want it. So in that moment I had a huge car, with complete instructions but with all its functions manual. So I modified the car to add sequential gearbox and all others motors, but I didn't want to redo the instructions, so I only added the new features over the "old"chassis, and in the old chassis had not enough space to use XL motors.

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