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2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 can go as fast as 200 mph

A couple of days ago, official sketches of the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s engine emerged online. And now, The Truth About Cars just found out that the pony is capable of reaching the 200 miles per hour (320 kilometers per hour) mark.

Sources say that there had been leaked information about the speedometer verification procedure, and that the car’s speedometer will reach 214 miles per hour (344 kilometers per hour), which means that the GT500 performs a little better than its rivals now.

Apart from its new and impressive top speed now, there had also been leaked documents indicating that the car will gain a couple of driving modes to improve its performance. There is a “Drag Strip” setting as well as a Launch Control function.

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Signature Edition Super Snake package announced, marks end of production for current Shelby GT500

The introduction of the 2015 Mustang means that we will soon see a new model from Shelby, but until that happens Shelby American will offer 50 total Signature Edition Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snakes. The Signature Edition Super Snake package marks the end of production for the current generation Ford Shelby GT500 and according to the manufacturer the vehicles feature the most popular upgrades at a special price.

As we said, only 50 total coupe or convertible 2007-2014 model tear Signature Edition Super Snakes will be built and orders will be accepted through January 31, 2015. What’s more interesting is that, for the first time, the cars will be available in entire color palette offered by Ford on the Shelby GT500 and also for the first time they will be able to choose the stripe colors to be paired with the new forged Weld Shelby wheels.

As an option, Shelby American will offer the wide body package. Some of the key features of the Signature Edition cars include the forged Weld wheels with Signature Edition center caps, 3.6 Kenne Bell supercharger, a Shelby Performance cooling package featuring a new radiator, heat changer and aluminum cooling tanks, upgraded rear brakes, the commemorative Caroll Shelby signature airbag cover decal, ‘Super Snake’ Signature Edition vehicle badges, an unique CSM number on interior and engine plates, Signature Edition floor mats as well as on day track experience.

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Ford to sell last retail 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible at Hot August Nights

Ford Motor Co. has confirmed its return to Hot August Nights scheduled on August 2 to 11, 2013. To mark its return and in the charitable spirit of the annual event, the carmaker is selling at no reserve its last retail 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible at the inaugural Hot August Nights Auction Presented by Barrett-Jackson in Reno, Texas.

Proceeds from the sale will go to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), an organization backed by Indy 500 winner, Parnelli Jones. Jones will attend the auction. The winning bidder of the 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible will be given the free hand to select any interior, exterior and stripe color combination offered by Ford on the 2014 Shelby. Jones will also sign the 2014 Shelby GT500 Convertible in appreciation for the BIAA donation.

Steve Ling, North America car marketing manager for Ford, remarked that the Shelby GT500 is “already one of the world’s greatest muscle cars,” thanks to its 662-horsepower of output, superb handling and a 0-60 acceleration time below 4.0 seconds. He remarked that the thrill of owning “such a rare and important car” is certainly appealing, adding that winner bidder will help fund research to treat serious brain trauma.

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Shelby presents the GT500 Super Snake Wide Body

At the booth of Shelby American, Inc. at the North American International Auto Show, the new 850hp 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake “Wide Body” and the new performance tuned Shelby Focus ST were presented. These two cars represent both extremes of Shelby American’s range of high performance vehicles.

Shelby American was able to boost the performance of the stock 662hp 2013 GT500 into a street-legal 850hp. But then, Shelby made sure that it’s still 50 state emissions legal. It has also been tuned on 91 octane pump gas. Shelby put in a new Wide Body option as well. Gary Davis, vice president of production at Shelby American, said that it offers the handling of a super car due to its 13 inch rear and 10 inch front wheels that are covered in serious rubber.

Aside from the aesthetic modifications, the optional wide body package also gives the Super Snake much more traction. Shelby gives customers several color choices: Satin Black, Gloss White, Silver, Blue and Red stripes. For the first time ever, Shelby is offering wheel options such as a rear-only or front and rear “wide body” packages.

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Shelby American is offering two new tuning packages for the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. The coupe and convertible models could get the upgrades. However, the Super Snake packages will be given to only 500 cars. What Shelby American does is give the standard 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 some black or white stripes, either black or silver 20-inch Shelby wheels, a new fiberglass Shelby hood, and a smattering of red embroidered Shelby logos on the headrests and floor mats.

A two-tone leather interior is optional. Among the mechanical improvements are a short-shift kit, new suspension components, a louder Borla exhaust, and Wilwood brakes with six-piston front calipers and cross-drilled brake discs. The factory 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is already powerful with an output of 662 hp from its supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 engine. Still, it got an upgrade.

Consumers can decide to add a new Whipple or Kenne Bell supercharger, together with improved radiators and cooling parts that raise the power to 850 hp. Shelby American said that this output is incredible but it wants to assure buyers that this vehicle can be legally driven on the streets and that it uses normal gasoline.

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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.

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The Society of Automotive Engineers officially settled a heated debate once and for all. They determined that the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 produces 662hp, higher than that of the Ferrari 599 GTO by just one more. In a previous report, it was claimed that the 2013 Shelby GT500 would offer around 650hp and could reach 200 miles an hour.

The Shelby was then sent to the dyno and Ford found that the car produces 662hp and 631 pound-feet of torque. Because of this impressive figure, Shelby easily gets the title of the most powerful series production V-8 in the world. Of course, it’s no secret that the 2013 GT500 is one of the most powerful production cars in the world, full stop.

After surveying the production hypercars in the world, it came out that just five units are more powerful than the GT500. These are the Pagani Huayra, Lamborghini Aventador, Bugatti Veyron, SSC Ultimate Aero, and the Koenigsegg Agera. Of these five cars, the lowest priced one is the Aventador, which has a starting price of about $394,000.

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The Shelby GT500 will continue on as a model even with the arrival of the next generation Mustang in 2014 as a 2015 model. Last November, Ford unveiled the 2013 Shelby GT500. But with the announcement of the impending introduction of the next-generation Mustang, many wondered if the GT500 would stay.

The new GT500 is indisputably the most impressive Mustang that has ever rolled out from the plant with its 5.8-liter supercharged V8, which delivers 650hp and new aerodynamics enabling a top speed of 202 mph. There were doubts on whether the Shelby GT500 would still be built when the next generation Mustang is launched.

It’s believed that Ford may go back to using the SVT Cobra name or use a totally different name. But according to Shelby American president John Luft, the contract with Ford has bee extended through 2015 and beyond, proving the long-term vision for their alliance. Luft explained that the relationship between Ford and Shelby has been “extremely beneficial” to both firms.

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Ford Motor Co. is considering selling the 650-hp Shelby GT500 Mustang Convertible to other profitable markets outside North America. Hau Thai-Tang, Ford's executive director of global product programs, says the company believes the muscular GT500 has potential in China and Brazil, among other markets. 

"The China market is the largest market in the world, and we believe there's room for a product like this," Thai-Tang said after unveiling the GT500 in Chicago. The GT500 is specifically marketed in North America, where big horsepower vehicles are more popular. It is part of Ford’s Special Vehicle Team unit, which is a line of performance-enhanced models, like the F-150 Raptor pickup.

Thai-Thang, who also works with the SVT business, said the plan to introduce the GT500 to the rest of the world is part of Ford’s new design outlook, the one-world “One Ford” strategy, according to Autonews.

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Ford unveiled today at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show the 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible, a car that marks SVT’s 20th anniversary. For those who don’t know, the official launch of SVT (Special Vehicle Team) was made back in 1992 at the Chicago Auto Show with the 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra and SVT F-150 Lightning. The 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra offered a 235-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine, but now things are changes and the 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible comes with a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 aluminum-block engine producing 650 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque.

Moreover, the 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible comes with the optional Performance Package, which makes it faster around a track than the outgoing model.

According to Ford, the 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible shaved nearly 3.5 seconds off its lap time at Sebring International Raceway compared to the 2011 and 2012 models. Apparently, the SVT-designed Bilstein electronic adjustable dampers available on the Performance Package and the all-new chassis tuning are the reasons.

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The Shelby GT500, which is known as the ultimate Ford Mustang, brings the standard of performance higher as it introduces the new 2013 model, which delivers 650 horsepower and boasts a top speed of at least 200 mph. The new model will go on sale in 2012. According to Jost Capito, director of Global Performance Vehicles and Motorsport Business Development, the SVT maintains the Shelby GT500 on "the cutting edge of technology" and brings muscle vehicle performance to new levels. He further stated that every aspect of performance is "encapsulated" in this vehicle.

Regular drivers will also find the vehicle suitable for daily use. The 5.8-liter V8 aluminum-block engine delivers 650 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the world's most powerful production V8. The 3,850-pound vehicle is also exempted from the gas-guzzler tax.

Almost every aspect of the powertrain has been optimized for producing the additional horsepower with its new supercharger, updated camshaft profiles, new cross-drilled block and heads, upgraded clutch, transmission and axle as well as a new carbon fiber driveshaft. A bigger and more efficient supercharger flowing more air through the engine is vital in producing 650 horsepower.

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Ford unveiled today the ultimate Ford Mustang: behold the 2013 Shelby GT500. Set to go on sale next year, the 2013 Shelby GT500 is powered by an aluminum 5.8-liter supercharged V8 engine delivering 650 hp and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. With these numbers, Ford claims that this is the most powerful production V8 engine in the world.

Regarding the performances, the American manufacturer didn’t give us any details but said that the top speed of the 2013 Shelby GT500 is more than 200 mph. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and Ford says that the final drive ratio is now 3.31:1 for optimized overall vehicle gearing to complement the massive torque.

Every gear besides fourth was optimized for competing performance metrics. The clutch has increased torque and rpm capacity and uses a dual-disc design. Other improvements for the 2013 model year are the Torsen limited-slip differential that helps the rear suspension to deliver maximum torque and traction, a new launch control system that allows drivers to set the desired launch rpm depending on tire temperature, street surface or other conditions and a new Brembo braking system that offers enhanced stopping power to help keep their car under control, both on the road and the track.

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To promote Need for Speed The Run, a 2011 Shelby GT500 Super Snake “Need for Speed” Edition will be offered by Shelby American and Electronic Arts (EA). The game will arrive at stores in the upcoming holiday season. This special one-off car can be seen on the video game’s cover. It will be auctioned in late 2012 but before that, it will go on a world tour and will be seen at major automotive and gaming events.

The auction is being done for the benefit of the Carroll Shelby Foundation, which helps seriously ill kids as well as encourages young adults to succeed by awarding funds for higher education.

This car is expected to fetch more than the $83,000 base price of a 2012 Super Snake. This car is not a dressed-up nonfunctional show car. Rather, it is based off the Mustang GT500 and is powered by a 750-hp supercharged 5.4-liter V-8.

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Ford Special Vehicle Team has released a new range of products and will continue to reveal new cars for the 2013 model year. What SVT is now is a huge jump from what it was a few years ago. SVT, together with new partner Ford of Europe’s Team RS, will double its lineup aside from updating an existing vehicle.

The Focus ST is what Ford’s two wholly owned performance teams will be jointly working on first. It will make use of Focus’s five-door hatch body style and it will be powered by a 2.0-liter I4 EcoBoost engine that could deliver up to 247hp.

The vehicle will be produced in Wayne, Michigan and Saarlouis, Germany for North America and Europe. Meanwhile, exports will be sent to Australia and New Zealand. So far, there has yet to be confirmation on what plants will produce the vehicle.

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Ford is not backing down in a performance battle against Chevrolet. Just one month after Chevrolet revealed the 2012 Camaro ZL1 that delivers more than 550hp, Ford is preparing to introduce a 2013 Shelby GT500 that generates 600+hp. According to Caranddriver sources, this Mustang has an output that can go as high as 620hp.

The performance boost stems from raising the GT500’s current powerplant from 5.4-liters to 5.8-liters for the 2013 model year. Ford has replaced the current Eaton unit with the same TVS unit that powers the ZL1.

Powering the 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is an all-new aluminum-block 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 engine, which develops 550hp and 510 ft.-lb. of torque, giving an extra 10hp over the 2010 model. The new engine weighs 102 lbs (46 kg) lighter than its predecessor -- offering a better power-to-weight ratio, improved fuel economy, acceleration, handling and steering precision.

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Shelby American announced today that it will offer a Super Snake post title package for the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500. The new package includes new styling cues but also an optional 800 horsepower tuned engine as well as a limited number of 1,000 units.

The 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake post title package includes plenty of goodies such as a new Ford Racing handling pack including dynamic adjustable dampers, lowering springs, tuned stabilizer bars, and front strut tower brace, a new 6-speed manual gearbox with 3.73:1 rear axle ratio, a new Borla exhaust system, an optional Shelby / Eibach handling pack, short-throw shifter and front brake cooling ducts and behind the door side scoops.

In order to upgrade the all aluminum-block 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine delivering 550 horsepower and 510 ft.-lb. of torque, Shelby American used a Shelby/Ford Racing supercharger upgrade producing over 660 hp and 590 ft.-lbs. of torque.

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According to the latest reports from MustangDaily, it appears that Shelby has big plans for the 2011 GT500, as the manufacturer is preparing a twin-turbo package for the popular muscle car.

 The new package will come with a price tag of $100,000 and will feature a twin-turbo 5.4-liter V8 engine capable to deliver an impressive 1000 hp with an adjustable boost.

Furthermore, same sources confirm the fact that the new pack will offer a new Shelby/Baer 6-piston caliper front and rear brake system, a Ford Racing suspension with adjustable dampers and a new Shelby/Eibach adjustable coilover suspension.

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The latest 2010 Shelby GT500 receives an extra 40 horses and 30 ft-lb of torque above the retiring model and it will come with more efficient fuel consumption. Tests show that the new 2010 Shelby GT500 enhances 2 mpg in highway driving in contrast to the preceding version, with fuel consumption rated at 14 mpg city and 22 mpg highway.

The chief cause for these improvements is modifications to the top gears, which were made taller. Performance numbers of the 2010 Shelby GT500 were boosted by enhancements to the calibration of the supercharged and intercooled 5.4-liter DOHC V8 powerplant and refinements to the cold-air intake system. Featured in the engine calibration is a dual-knock sensor system instead of just one thereby enhancing engine efficiency further by more efficient use of fuel supplied.

Cold air is guaranteed to feed directly to the engine through the cold-air intake system, which in turn provides users the maximum potency possible. Engine speed hits the red line at 6250 revolutions per minute. The new model generates more torque at 3000rpm compared to the retiring model.

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Ford tuner and motorsports firm Shelby Automobiles have come out with its latest example of the Super Snake package for the 2010 Ford Mustang GT500 and will be revealed at the Mid America Ford and Team Shelby Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.

Shelby provided the donor car, the GT500 Coupe, with a new supercharger to its existing 5.4-liter DOHC V8 and bumps power output to 725hp (540kW).

Included in the modifications are enhanced intercooler and radiator, a cold air intake and a high-flow JBA exhaust. A Borla cat-back unit replaces the JBA exhaust for a milder version of the car with only 630hp is also offered. Ford Racing suspension with adaptable dampers, more rigid springs, beefier antiroll bars, a front strut tower brace and bespoke 20 inch Super Snake wheels clothed with Pirelli P-Zero rubber.

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Classic Recreations will soon be reproducing the Shelby GT500CR from the 1960s after it had been granted a license by Carroll Shelby. Classic Recreations is a well-known bespoke coachbuilder based in Yukon , Okia.

It has a reputation for having recreated the exotic Mustang supercars. The licensing game began in the 1980s, when the right was sold to build some versions of Cobra assembled originally from new old stock and lately from newly manufactured components, according to the manufacturer.

However, this is the first time that a Mustang-based Shelby has been officially authorized. Classic Recreations owner Jason Engel said that he is "humbled and honored" to be given this chance.

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