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Offline AshSimmonds

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Mondy will be all over this one... :p








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Bold, beautiful, spectacular, magnificent, all powerful, and muscle car king of the road are just a few of the many words to describe the new 2007 Shelby GT500. With an astounding total output of 500hp from its 5.4 liter supercharged V8, its definitely the most powerful and most capable Mustang ever to be produced.

The 2007 edition of the Shelby GT500 is a result of collaboration between racing legend Carroll Shelby and Ford's Special Vehicle Team SVT. The new GT500 sports a supercharged 5.4 liter 32 valve V8, 6 speed manual gearbox and a classic Shelby performance look. Itís a perfect combination of todayís advanced engineering and state of the art performance, all wrapped in a modern Classic Mustang retro design.

Power Play

    * Engine is force fed an air and fuel mixture via a Roots type supercharger providing 8.5 pounds per square inch of boost
    * Cast iron engine block
    * High level of performance durability to the drivetrain.
    * Powered by SVT camshaft covers add the finishing touch to the engine.
    * 6 speed manual gearbox
    * Evenly spaced gears for less stirring to find the sweet spot.
    * Heavy duty transmission
    * SVT engineers retuned and upgraded key chassis components
    * Improvements such as revised shocks, spring rates and upgraded stabilizer bars help the Ford Shelby GT500 stop and turn with the same authority as it goes.
    * MacPherson strut independent front suspension with Reverse L lower control arms, a solid axle, three link rear suspension with coil springs and a Panhard rod for precise control of the rear axle.
    * Rear suspension design has been validated on the track by Ford Racing
    * Four piston Brembo calipers are fitted to 14 inch Brembo vented rotors up front, and 11.8 inch vented discs in the rear continue SVT's legacy of great braking Mustangs.
    * Secure footing is provided by 255 45ZR high performance tyres in front and 285 40ZR high performance tires in back. Wheels are 18 inches by 9.5 inches.
    * Front end design includes wide upper and lower fascia openings with a functional air splitter. The upper intake sports the famous Cobra logo floating off center in place of a centered galloping pony found on other Mustangs.
    * On either side, slanting headlamp openings add to the dramatic front appearance.
    * The bulging hood has heat extractors protruding near the leading edge, combining to provide improved airflow and aerodynamics. As air passes over the hood, hot air from the engine compartment is drawn out through ducts attached to the hood extractors.
    * Inside, too, upgraded levels of flair and function abound. The locations of the speedometer and the tachometer are swapped to provide performance oriented drivers with a better view of shift points while changing gears.
    * Front seats have received additional lateral support to help keep the driver optimally positioned during cornering.
    * The interior is Charcoal Black and Crimson Red. Seating surfaces are leather. Snake logos embossed in the seat backs finish the package.
    * Shelby GT500 script and Cobra image are repeated on the steering wheel cap.
    * Behind the wheel, the gauges wear light faces in keeping with SVT tradition.
    * Chromed accessories inside the cabin have been replaced with a satin aluminum finish, including the aluminum shift lever knob that is nicely positioned for quick, positive shifts.

Ford Motor Company Executive Vice President Mark Fields states that the spirit of the new Shelby GT500 exemplifies their desire to aggressively design vehicles that excite and entice new customers, expand their image and pave their way forward.

 Working with Ford Special Vehicle Team engineers, iconic racing legend Carroll Shelby was instrumental in the development of the new GT500. Itís perfect, says Shelby. I wouldnít change a thing. It is everything I expected a modern Shelby Mustang to be.

The GT500 was ranked as the most buzz worthy new vehicle nameplate among sporty car considerers in a Kelley Blue Book Marketing Research survey.

Don't miss out on this rare beauty!

Offline mondi

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It's nice but for $180k there are a few other cars I would consider over this.

As J once said about the new Stang they had, it's such a crude car but so much fun to drive.

And, if I haven't mentioned it before, I could of had a nice Silver V8, leather interior "stocky" one of these for under $US10k.
But that was put pay to by the Automotive Nazi's. 

I wonder if it will be worth 20 times that in 30 years time like the old ones are, don't think so some how.

Anyway, still saving for the GT40  :thumbsup:

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