FORD UNVEILS SHELBY COBRA GT 500 WITH 850 HP ENGINE

FORD MUSTANG GT500

FORD MUSTANG GT500

FORD MUSTANG GT500

WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF GT 500 FOR FORD

FORD MUSTANG GT500

With Ford now locked in a duel of the ages with Chevrolet as the Mustang and Camaro square off on the street, track and showrooms, Ford has a new answer to Chevy’s range-topping Camaro ZL1 – and it is the heavily updated Shelby GT500.

THIS CAR IS ACTUALLY A TRIBUTE TO A LEGEND

To honor the late Carroll Shelby a group calling itself the “Friends of Carroll Shelby” and consisting of numerous firms including the likes of Ford, Shelby American and Ford Racing has built a one-off tribute car based on the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Unveiled this weekend at one of the events surrounding the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the special Mustang has proven a hit, not only because of its significance to the automotive world but also because of its distinctive styling and impressive performance credentials.

IT HAS BEST OF THE BEST ENGINE

Thanks to a Ford Racing  TVS series 2300 (2.3-liter)  Whipple supercharger and and computer tuning. , the car’s 5.8-liter V-8 engine now delivers a breathtaking 850 horsepower .662 hp is its delivered power without supercharger.

UTILIZES ALL ITS POWER

FORD MUSTANG GT500

FORD MUSTANG GT500

FORD MUSTANG GT500

To make sure it can make the most of all that power, the design team increased the width of the rear tires. They now measure 345 millimeters across and are wrapped around equally-massive wheels measuring 20×13-inch rear and 20×10-inch front wheels. .

To fit the wheels in, as well as create a look reminiscent of Shelby’s legendary Cobra race cars, Shelby American provided a specially designed aluminum hood scoop together with  front splitter and rear diffuser . Shelby reworked the rear fascia and added a new diffuser with dual exhaust instead of the center exhaust on older cars.The car has even been painted the same Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes that graced so many of Shelby’s Cobra racers built in the 1960s.

FORD MUSTANG GT500

FORD MUSTANG GT500

FORD MUSTANG GT500

MANAGE THE RPM THROUGH LAUNCH CONTROL SYSTEM

A new, defeatable launch control system has been developed that allows drivers unprecedented levels of control, allowing for specific rpm launch points to be chosen based on elevation, tire and street temperature and other variables. This system is fully unique to the SVT lineup in that it is incorporated into both the engine control and traction control systems.

COOLING SYSTEM

Significant aerodynamic work was done on the new Shelby GT500 to ensure the car has proper downforce for optimum performance at all speeds. Engineers were able to determine how to harness the air that was moving around and through the car to improve the cooling system, maximize downforce and minimize drag.Both cars also receive upgraded cooling systems that Shelby says will have the car running 30-degrees cooler in normal operation than the stock GT500.

MILEAGE

Don’t think that the new V8 is a one-trick pony, either – rated at a respectable 15 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway, it’s also the most efficient engine with over 550 horsepower in America according to Ford.

DISPLAY

The car can be found at the Ford display in the expo area at the Rolex MontereyMotorsports Reunion this weekend. Ford plans to showcase it at a number of other events in the coming months, some of which will include track time.

TRIBUTE

Meanwhile, Ford announced a road that runs through its product development center in Dearborn, Mich., will be renamed Carroll Shelby Way.

PRICE

Pricing hasn’t been finalized yet.

FINAL WORDS

While its most direct rival is the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the Shelby GT500 also has the firepower to compete with performance icons like the Chevrolet Corvette and the BMW M3

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