Even people who don’t particularly love cars know the Ford Mustang is more than just fast. It’s a special car that is rightly considered iconic around the world.
This year, however, Ford has taken this timeless muscle car and turned it into the fastest street-legal car the automaker has ever built. Let’s take a closer look at the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.
Specs Under the Hood
Whether you see the Mustang Shelby GT500 zoom by on the street or you take a peek under the hood, you know this thing can fly. The 5.2L Supercharged Cross Plane Plank V8 delivers 760 horsepower @ 7,300 rpm!
The Shelby GT500 delivers no less than 625 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5,000 rpm. Clearly, this is not your typical car. Whether you’re on the race track or going to pick up some groceries, you’re going to get there with a hop in your step.
A driving Experience Like No Other
Everyone has to get from point A to point B, but the Shelby GT500 will be deeply appreciated by people who love to drive. It comes standard with a TREMEC7-speed Dual Clutch Transmission, the first-ever dual-clutch on a Mustang.
The system comes in a few different modes, so you can change them on the fly wherever you’re driving. Its Integrated launch control gets you to high speeds faster — this feature is for tracks only.
The 12” LCD Digital Instrument Cluster with MyColor combines deep driving know-how with personal style and flair. The gauge layout is fully configurable, so you can determine what information is presented where.
Tailor each selectable drive mode, and the TrackApps feature lets you select performance metrics that will be readable right on the instrument panel.
Sports Car Style
Fast cars need swagger, and the Shelby GT500 boasts tons. From the wrapped centre console with accent stitch, the leather-wrapped parking handle, aluminum foot pedals, drivers will feel like they’re in an extraordinary vehicle.
From the exterior, the Hood Vents, Rear diffuser, HID with LED signature Lighting, and Dual Exhaust with quad tips all signal that this is a real speed demon. Choose from further options like Vinyl Side Stripes in various colours or an over-the-Top Racing Stripe to let people know you mean business.
Carbon Fiber Track Pack
Some people love to drive fast, and other people love to race. For the latter, opt for the Carbon Fiber Track Pack where the lighter carbon fiber metal is used for the instrument panel, GT4 track wing, and 20” exposed carbon-fiber wheels.
Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 tires are just some of the other features drivers who like to take speed to the next level will love.
The Shelby GT500 is not your average car, and that’s what makes it so special. If you’re looking for a car that’s faster than the car that thinks it’s the fastest on the road, visit your local Ford dealer and take the Shelby GT500 for a test drive. You’ll only understand after you feel the excitement for yourself.