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Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Attack Training Program Is Exclusively for Owners

Owning a high-performance car usually requires more than an average set of skills. It requires knowledge, far beyond what one is taught in driving schools, and even beyond the experience that comes with mileage.
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As more and more people are starting to afford expensive, powerful machines, the need for proper lessons on how to handle them – for both safety and enjoyment – grows. Unfortunately, not all carmakers have factory-backed training programs for owners.

Ford has such a program, an entire school in fact. Called Ford Performance Racing School, it just opened up a new location at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, and the first program there will be dedicated to owners of the new Mustang Shelby GT500.

The program, called GT500 Track Attack, is meant to teach owners driving techniques tailored to the car’s capabilities, but also provide tips for track or drag strip racing.

“With its supercar-level powertrain, the all-new Shelby GT500 takes Mustang to a performance level once reserved only for exotics,” said in a statement Dave Pericak, Ford director of enterprise product line management.

“We’ve set a new standard among American performance cars with our most powerful street-legal V8 to date, plus the quickest-shifting transmission ever in a Mustang for all-out precision and speed. GT500 Track Attack is absolutely essential in helping owners understand how to get the most out of their cars. This promises to be an exciting experience – one that owners will never forget.”

The new Shelby GT500, introduced earlier this summer, is the most powerful and fastest Ford car ever made. It is powered by a supercharged 5.2-liter aluminum alloy engine that develops 760 horsepower and 625 lb.-ft. of torque. The car retails in the U.S. starting from $70,300.

For more information about the Track Attack training program you can visit this link.

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