2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Unveiled

Posted by Joel
I'm going to admit I'm not a big Ford Mustang fan. It's hard for me to enjoy a sports car that you can see almost everyday on the road. The Ford Mustang's heritage has contributed to the success of Ford. Last year, Ford redesigned the Mustang. The Mustang received a thoroughly revised exterior, with only the roof panel being retained, that is sculpted for a leaner, more muscular appearance and better aerodynamic performance. It has a more aggressive look in my opinion.

Just two weeks ago Ford unveiled the 2011 Mustang Shelby GT500. For 2011, the SVT and Shelby-engineered muscle coupe gets an all-aluminum version of its existing 5.4 liter V8 for added performance. This new engine is good for a 102 pound weight decrease, as well as 10 horsepower increase over the 2010 model – putting total output at 550 horsepower and 510 lb-ft. of torque.

According to Ford the 2011 Shelby GT500 will be the first modern Shelby without a gas guzzler tax, thanks to the EPA-projected 15 mpg city, and 23 mpg highway ratings. The 2011 Shelby GT500 shares some engine similarities to the discontinued Ford GT. Ford says that the 2011 Shelby GT500 engine will exceed Ford GT performance due to its superior supercharger technology. Ford also pointed out that it has changed the exhaust system for 2011 – the new 2.75 inch exhaust helped contribute to the 10 hp increase and a more aggressive tone.

The overall changes from the previous model are significant. I'm very impressed with what I see... The silver and orange stripes color scheme looks "hot". With its stunning looks and impressive motor upgrades this car will run circles around the Chevy Camaro SS. Ford and Shelby definitely have a hit in their hands.

Kelly Blue Book Video of the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500

Officially New Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible 2011

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Posted on: 2/23/2010 at 10:24 PM
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