2010 Shelby GT500 Official Details
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The 2010 Shelby GT500 is praised by Ford as being the most powerful Ford SVT-tuned performance Mustang, yet a more fuel efficient one. The 2010 version delivers more horsepower and more torque than the outgoing model, thanks in part to advancements pioneered on the GT500KR.
The new Shelby is powered by a 5.4l supercharged/intercooled dual overhead cam V8 engine that produces 540 horsepower (40 hp than the previous version) at 6,200 rpm and 510 ft.-lb. of torque at 4,500 rpm. The car's open-element air induction system features a conical air filter instead of a flat-panel closed system for it to be able to reduce air restriction.
Gear shifting allows for improved straight line acceleration. Gears 1 to 4 remain the same as in the previous version, but fifth gear changes from .80 to .74 while sixth gear goes from .63 to .50, meaning that the 2010 Shelby GT500 will turn lower engine RPMs in those gears and deliver improved fuel efficiency. The new final drive ratio, moving from 3.31 to 3.55, enables the improved acceleration in lower gears while complementing the revised fifth and sixth gear ratios.
As for the high praised fuel efficiency, the new Shelby rates 14 mpg city (16.8l/100km) and 22 mpg highway (10.6l/100 km). And this from an engine that propels the car from naught to sixty in 4.3 seconds.
Safety and infotainment is insured by system such as 911 Assist, Vehicle Health Report, SYNC as standard and Voice Activated Navigation as an option.
As we said, the new Shelby GT500 will come out of the assembly lines of Auto Alliance in Flat Rock, Michigan, sometimes within the next month. Pricing for the new GT500 has not yet been released.
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