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Shelby GT500 – Worlds most powerfull Production V8?

Ford are touting the 2012-2013 Shelby GT-500 as the “most powerful series production V8 in the world.”

The ultimate Ford Mustang – Shelby GT500 – raises the bar high on performance by delivering 662 horsepower and a track-tested top speed of more than 200 mph. The 5.8-liter supercharged V8 aluminum-block engine produces 650 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful production V8 in the world.

Nearly every part of the powertrain has been optimized for producing the additional horsepower, including a new supercharger, new cross-drilled block and heads, updated camshaft profiles, a new carbon fiber driveshaft and upgraded clutch, transmission and axle.

SVT chief engineer Jamal Hameedi, “Our goal is to create outstanding all-around performance cars, not just stoplight-to-stoplight sprinters. We’ve backed up this amazing powerplant with a more refined chassis tuning that helps keep the rubber on the pavement without punishing the driver’s spine and six-pot Brembo brakes that dissipate speed with ease stop after stop.”

Shelby GT500 SpyShots

Ford Mustang: Five Generations and Counting

When the first Ford Mustang went on sale in 1964, the Beatles had just broken America and the post-war baby-boom generation was coming of age.  The Mustang was a product born to serve the times, the classic mix of dynamic style and affordability ensuring its continuing popularity today. 

Conceived in the early 1960’s, the Mustang took the basic design of the Ford Falcon and gave it muscles.  It was a looker too – the famous running horse motif and the long sloping hood, lower roof and low seating produced a slimline effect that had instant appeal.

 Ford sold 97,705 coupes that year and over four times as many the following. In the midst of demand for a racing model that could take on the Corvette, Carroll Shelby modified 100 ‘K-code’ high-performance models which are still highly praised today.  Even as Chevrolet and Pontiac brought out their own new ‘muscle’ cars in the later sixties, they could not rival the Mustang in popularity.  

 The seventies saw a tighter model with smaller power plants: the less-powerful 2.8L V6 engine was a hit and later a V8 engine was also available meaning that in 1975 Mustang II achieved record sales.

 Later in the decade, the Mustang grew in length but lost weight as the lightweight ‘Fox body’ chassis came into being.  There were now also luxury options including the ‘Ghia’ model.

 The eighties gave the Mustang a turbocharged boost and the convertible, missing for almost a decade, made a comeback.  Early nineties saw a redesign and a new 5.0L V8 for the GT, which could gain speeds of 60 miles per hour in around six seconds.

 Mustang, in the early noughties, kept the scalloped sides and taillights split into three, reminiscent of the vintage models. With features like smart suspension which reacts to road surface changes, Mustang took a leap into the 21st century and will continue to do so.

 Next year the 2013 models coming out range from the Mustang GT to the Boss 302, Shelby GT500 and the V6, building on the success the brand has received across generations.

Shelby GT500 SpyShots

Ford Mustang Fan Video from the streets of Poland #carporn

Everybody knows the Ford Mustang is the birth of american excess and where big is better, But it looks like the equestrian Mustang is galloping in the minds of the Ford Mustang Community in Poland.

A group of muscle-car enthusiasts got together and fetch us one of the best fan based Ford Mustang films, I have seen for some time.

Including the Shelby GT500 and a Bullit, Expect loads of smoking tyres and cinematography born from passion of the V8 Powered muscle cars.

Shelby GT350 Revealed.

On the 45th anniversary of the original Shelby GT350, Carroll Shelby is revealing the latest version of the hopped-up Ford Mustang tonight at the opening gala of the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Shelby added a new rear look to create the GT350 from a 2011 Mustang GTCAPTIONBy Shelby AmericanThe new GT350 is a supercharged 2011 Ford Mustang GT that will go on sale in the spring with a combined pricetag — both for the car then Shelby American’s modifications — at more than $60,000. Shelby American says more than 100 devotees have already placed orders.

Shelby, 87, says the new GT350 has “got some of the old and some of the new:”

The supercharging should push the horsepower of Ford’s new 5-liter engine past 500, up from 412 of stock, and it has the look of the original — white with blue stripes. He says he loves the look of the front and rear ends, as well as the braking and handling.

To his regret, he can’t behind the wheel and put the car through hot paces anymore. “I’m three-quarters blind now and I don’t drive fast anymore,” said the automotive legend. Ford will continue to make its licensed Shelby GT500 with the 5.4-liter V-8, but the Shelby GT350 should be more nimble and plenty fast on the track.

Source:- autoblog