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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Coupe

Ford and Carroll Shelby joined their forces one more time to create the most powerful Mustang to date: the GT500.

Carroll Shelby and Ford didn't join their forces from the beginning. Their connection started after the legendary driver took an AC chassis and dropped a 221 ci engine in it. Later on, Ford asked Shelby to built them a winning car for LeMans, and he did. The rest is history, and the Shelby snake badge was placed only on high-performance vehicles.

The GT500 featured a more aggressive look with the silver snake badge on the black front grille. To make room for the supercharged V8 engine, the car featured a wide dome on the hood with three extracting vents on it, needed for cooling. A special aerodynamic package with a lower lip spoiler, side sills, and a duck-tail on the trunk lid completed the image.

To keep its occupants fixed, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 featured a pair of bucket seats for the front passengers. The dashboard featured a new infotainment unit on the center stack, while for the instrument cluster, there was a complete package with six analog dials.

Ford Mustang GT500 featured a supercharged V8 engine paired to a heavy-duty 6-speed manual gearbox. SVT engineers retuned and upgraded key chassis components, which made the car corner faster. They stiffened the suspension, revised spring rates, and improved the five-link rear solid axle.

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FORD Mustang Shelby GT500 2009 - 2012
  2 gasoline engines
  • 5.4 V8 6MT (540 HP)
  • 5.8 V8 6MT (650 HP)

FORD Mustang Shelby GT500 5.4 V8 6MT (540 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.4 V8 6MT (540 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5409 cm3
Power
402.7 KW @ 6200 RPM
547.5 HP @ 6200 RPM
540 BHP @ 6200 RPM
Torque
510 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
691 Nm @ 4500 RPM
Fuel System
Supercharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.8 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P255/40 R19 || P285/35 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
188.2 in (4780 mm)
Width
73.9 in (1877 mm)
Height
54.5 in (1384 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.9/62.5 in (1,572/1,588 mm)
Wheelbase
107.1 in (2720 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.7 in (145 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.4 cuFT (379 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3924 lbs (1780 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4806 lbs (2180 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14 mpg US (16.8 L/100Km)
Highway
22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)
Combined
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
Notes
Notice
U.S. Spec

FORD Mustang Shelby GT500 5.8 V8 6MT (650 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  5.8 V8 6MT (650 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
5811 cm3
Power
484.7 KW @ 6500 RPM
659 HP @ 6500 RPM
650 BHP @ 6500 RPM
Torque
600 lb-ft @ 3750 RPM
813 Nm @ 3750 RPM
Fuel System
Supercharged Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
155 mph (249 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
4.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
P255/40 R19 || P285/35 R19
DIMENSIONS
Length
188.2 in (4780 mm)
Width
73.9 in (1877 mm)
Height
54.5 in (1384 mm)
Front/rear Track
61.9/62.5 in (1,572/1,588 mm)
Wheelbase
107.1 in (2720 mm)
Ground Clearance
5.7 in (145 mm)
Cargo Volume
13.4 cuFT (379 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
3924 lbs (1780 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
4784 lbs (2170 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14 mpg US (16.8 L/100Km)
Highway
22 mpg US (10.7 L/100Km)
Combined
18 mpg US (13.1 L/100Km)
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