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  Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
2007 - 2009
Ford Shelby GT500
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Metric   Imperial
Class Supercar
Body 2 Door
Layout Front Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed ?
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details Supercharged V8
330 in3 
Max Power
500 bhp @6000rpm 
Max Torque
480 lb/ft @4500rpm 
Power to Weight
286 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
274 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 92 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
Fuel Cons
Top Speed
170 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
3.9 sec 
0 - 100 mph
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
12.9sec @118mph 
60 - 0 mph
101 ft 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time 7 min 39 sec 
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
187.6 in 
73.9 in 
55.4 in 
3920 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) ? X 19
? X 19 
Tyres (F/R) 225/45 19
225/45 19 
Fuel Capacity
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £30000 - £50000

Ford's special vehicles team (the people behind the Ford GT) have breathed fire into the humble Mustang to create the awesome Shelby GT500, reviving an association with the famed Shelby name going back 40 years to the original 60ís Shelby Mustang. Fordís GT also donates it's supercharged 5.4L V8 powerplant, although this one 'only' kicks out 500bhp! Body mods are for both form and function, crafted from the experiences of the Ford racing team, all nicely finished off with the obligatory 'Cobra' emblem. For the 2010 model year, power was raised to 540bhp, then 550bhp with an all new lightweight 5.4 litre due to arrive in 2011.

At just $40k in the USA the GT500 is a terrific bargain, costs having been kept down by the decision to incorporate a 'live' rear axle. This does effect handling but that is more than made up for with itís satisfying straight line urge.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/£ (x1000)
68% 66% 5% 12
Ranks 485 of 771 Ranks 515 of 771 Ranks 254 of 771 Ranks 144 of 771

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