Fords Special Vehicle Team (SVT) engineers are taking high performance to a new level with the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, resulting in a car that has an all-new aluminum-block engine, even better driving dynamics and handling, improved fuel economy and more horsepower than ever. The 2011 Shelby GT500 is powered by an all-new aluminum-block 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 engine, which produces 550 horsepower and 510 ft.-lb. of torque, a 10 horsepower increase versus the 2010 model. The engine also is 102 pounds lighter than its predecessor, delivering a better power-to-weight ratio, improved fuel economy, acceleration, handling and steering precision.
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When The 2010 Chicago Auto Show ended, the winners in the five categories were announced. The votes were collected throughout the 10-day event. The winner in the “Vehicle I’d most like to have in my driveway” category, is the 2010 Ford Shelby GT that won the tightest race of all among 1000s of vehicles.
What’s more, General Motors took the most consumers’ votes for Best Concept with the Cadillac XTS Platinum.
Finally, Ford grabbed the Best Exhibit title, with 41 percent of the vote.
In recent months, rumors have been rampant that the next generation of Ford’s Shelby GT500 Mustang would dump the existing 5.4-liter supercharged V8 in favor of a twin-turbo version of the new 5.0-liter Coyote V8 that debuts this spring. Unfortunately, in spite of earlier reports confirming the development, it appears that such an engine will not be installed in the GT500 any time soon. Mike Harrison, Ford’s chief engineer for the 5.0-liter and 6.2-liter V8 engines made it clear that the mooted engine is not part of the program for the Blue Oval bomber.