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Old 31st March 2007, 12:31   #1
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2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR – Specifications and Design Highlights
  • 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 producing an estimated 540-horsepower and 510 ft.-lbs. of torque
  • Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack featuring revised calibration and cold air intake system
  • 6-speed manual transmission with 3.73:1 rear axle ratio
  • Ford Racing performance exhaust system
  • Unique performance suspension tuning: springs, dampers, and stabilizer bars
  • Shelby-designed ‘GT500KR’ 20-inch wheels (18-inch version for production)
  • Ford Racing short-throw shifter and front strut tower brace
  • Unique carbon composite hood featuring classic Shelby ‘KR’ design
  • Front brake cooling ducts
  • ‘Shelby’ lettering across the front edge of hood and rear decklid
  • 40th Anniversary badges on the front quarter panels
  • Carroll Shelby signature embroidered headrests and floor mats
  • Official Shelby CSM 40th Anniversary GT500KR dash plate
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The Bling bling rims doesn't suit the character of the great muscle car....
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this looks like a very nice ride to me....hope to see it on indian roads to....
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i think this one looks amazing too,everything about it is nice.
check out the size of the wheels(20 inch) wow.
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Nothing so great about this car. The Mustang is soon going to be dead when Chverolet are going to re-launch one of the greatest muscle cars of all times, yes you heard it right The Chevrolet Camaro

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Must be producing something in the region of 485bhp or so i can bet you.

What have they done to the rear suspension. The current one is totally crappy and just spins its wheels badly.

BTW THis Mustang costs M3 money
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Nothing so great about this car. The Mustang is soon going to be dead when Chverolet are going to re-launch one of the greatest muscle cars of all times, yes you heard it right The Chevrolet Camaro



Must be producing something in the region of 485bhp or so i can bet you.

What have they done to the rear suspension. The current one is totally crappy and just spins its wheels badly.

BTW THis Mustang costs M3 money
this the shelby mustang we are talking about these are known to eat camaros but not the stock mustang this has 40 bhp more than the gt500 and there are lot more mustangs out there like the roush,geigercars,shadrach,steeda and many more all in the range of 500bhp.
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Dude do you even know the configuration of the going to be launched Camaro. Its going to use a 7Liter Corvette engine which is easily going to out run a Mustang.

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there are lot more mustangs out there like the roush,geigercars,shadrach,steeda and many more all in the range of 500bhp.
The Roush Mustang is 415bhp, plus most of the bhp vanishes in the Mustang (i dont know why) Also all these tuned Mustangs are not at all VFM.
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busa-no it isnt using ls7 blocks but a 6liter 400 bhp ls2 blocks.the most actually mustang is the livernois mustang gt 840 bhp and 697 torque but its aftermarket tuner so it isn't actually the fastest mustang where as Shelby is a in house tuner.
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2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR – Specifications and Design Highlights
  • 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 producing an estimated 540-horsepower and 510 ft.-lbs. of torque
This is a joke. They got 100 hp/liter from a supercharged engine? Honda got much more than that from normally a aspirated 4-cylinder. Plus it wont even break down at 100,000 miles.
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ls7 blocks but a 6liter 400 bhp ls2 blocks..


pawan, you need to understand that no matter what they call it, its still the same basic small-block chevrolet V8 from 1955.
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its all good on figures but one thing that we still have to see is the change in suspension without which all that power equals nothing...
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pawan, you need to understand that no matter what they call it, its still the same basic small-block chevrolet V8 from 1955.
Not really. There have been consistent improvements over the last 50 years.
LS7: The Largest, Most Powerful Small-Block Ever Built

GM is not that stupid to use a 50 year old engine without any improvement in races like the LeMans etc.
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never said there arent a few improvements, but its no high tech engine. Its a 2 valve-per-cylinder, pushrod engine which still cant put out the benchmark 100 hp per liter for a top-of-the-line sportscar. The 1969 version of this engine put out 435 hp so I cant see much of an improvement in 38 years?

Its a shame Chevy didnt develop the ZR1 V8 which was designed and built by Lotus, and is built on the same LT1 pushrod block. It had DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder, and revved to 7200 rpm in 1989.

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Its a shame Chevy didnt develop the ZR1 V8 which was designed and built by Lotus, and is built on the same LT1 pushrod block. It had DOHC, 4 valve per cylinder, and revved to 7200 rpm in 1989.
One of the reasons being that it cost about 60 grands in 1990 and about 70 grands in 1995. The Corvette is supposed to be a common man's supercar.

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ananthkamath, are you serious dude? i cant imagine i am hearing stuff like this from someone who lives in the automobile capital of the world, oh well, your comments make no sense and then making that silliest ever comment about hp/lt and throwing honda in this mix just makes me laugh. <i want to type more, but i just cant stop smiling while i nod my head> plz do some hw and stop using the dumbest non functional excuse of hp/lt..thats just plain knowledgeable...........................NAAT!!

I like the looks of this POJ(piece of junk) and wouldnt mind owning it just for kicks..it would be brutally fast in one dimension and would be a nice addition to someones collection with nice cars..but as the only car that tries to be a sports car, hell no..

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