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Ford Shelby Mustang GT500KR with 900 BHP unveiled

Owners of the 2020 and 2021 GT500 will be eligible to transform their cars into KR from February 1, 2022.

Shelby American has unveiled the new Ford Shelby Mustang GT500KR, to honour the brand's 60th anniversary next year.

The new Ford Shelby Mustang GT500KR 'King of the Roads' model will be limited to just 180 units worldwide, all of which will be based on the MY2020-2022 Shelby GT500. This is only the third time in the brand's history that a Shelby GT500 has carried the 'King of the Roads' name, with the first being in 1968 and the second in 2008.

The third-generation 'King of the Roads' model will be powered by a 5.2-litre supercharged V8 which produces 900 BHP, this is 140+ BHP more than the standard Shelby GT500.

Apart from the updated engine, the GT500KR also features a number of other changes and upgrades. This includes a carbon-fibre bonnet with cooling vents, along with a carbon fibre front splitter, rear diffuser and a rear spoiler. The supercar also features 20-inch forged aluminium wheels with performance-spec tyres. It also comes with rocker stripes and badges marking the 60th anniversary of the brand.

Shelby also offers the GT500KR with a widebody kit, a polished supercharger painted stripes and a rear seat delete with harness bar, all as optional extras.

The production of the Ford Shelby Mustang GT500KR will begin in the first quarter of the year, with the first production model being auctioned at Barrett-Jacksons on January 29. Further, owners of the 2020 and 2021 GT500 will be eligible to transform their cars into KR from February 1, 2022.

 
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