Shelby SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of Shelby with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis


Parent Company



Super Sports



Tagline/ Slogan

Proudly Built in the United States of America


Very high speed & power

Shelby STP


Exclusive only for a handful of people who would want a highly powered super sports car

Target Group

People who have a taste for high power & performance, & want to make a statement


Super-Fast Car for the ultra-rich

Shelby SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Shelby :

1. Very high power which can be compared to the best sports car brands
2. Made completely in the United States thus has the true American car identity, though its construction is ultra-modern
3. Ability to design the entire car in house without any inputs from a major car manufacturer

4. Strong brand reputation and powerful performance


1.Very limited numbers which may restrict its awareness as well
2. The products may be too exclusive to be known to others
3.Lacks global presence compared to international players


1. To participate in race like LeMans, GT racing & so on to increase the awareness of the brand
2.Publicize the products along with the owners; this will enhance the ownership experience as well


1. Its American roots may go against it as American technology is not highly perceived in other parts of the world
2. The Italian & German manufacturers may easily come up with products which will over power the Shelby products
3. May not be able to create aspirational value like the existing brands, thus leading to people losing interest in Shelby’s products

Shelby Competition


Below are the 5 main Shelby competitors :

1. Buggati Veyron
2. Gumpert

3. McLaren MP4-12C

4. Koenigsegg CCX

5. Pagani Zonda

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