Ford Shelby GT500 to participate at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Article by Anita Panait, on June 30, 2012

The new Ford Shelby GT500 will be participating at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed slated to start today, its first appearance outside the United States. The Shelby GT500 will challenge the famous 1.16-mile Goodwood hillclimb, to be piloted by guest race drivers. The Ford Shelby GT500 is powered by an aluminium 5.8-litre supercharged V8 engine that provides 662 horsepower and 631 lb ft of torque, allowing the car to reach a top track speed of over 200mph.

The Ford Shelby GT500 features a Brembo six-piston front caliper brake system and boasts of an updated gearing for superior traction management, suspension tuning.

Ford Shelby GT500 also features a user-adjustable launch control that works hand-in-hand with the engine and chassis control systems.

The new Shelby GT500 differs from other Mustang models as it showcases downforce-generating front grilles, a new quad-exhaust system, an aggressive splitter and new forged-aluminium wheels. The Goodwood-bound Ford Shelby GT500 comes with an optional Performance Package that features electronically adjustable dampers as well as a Torsen limited-slip differential. It also includes a Track Package for a racetrack performance with three additional coolers.

Ford, which has been a sponsor of the Goodwood Festival of Speed since 1993, boasts of an incredible motorsport heritage. In the 1920’s, Model Ts were the kings of motor racing and in the 1930s, Ford V8s won the Monte Carlo rally. The company also boasts of producing winning cars like GT40s, the Escort RS1600 and RS1800, the RS200, and the Sierra RS500 Cosworth.

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