Posts Tagged ‘shelby gt500’

1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Tribute RK527

Apr
16

1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Tribute “RK527” is going to compete in 2014 HOT ROD Magazine Power Tour. Rob Kauffman will be the person behind the steering wheel. Charlotte’s celebration of Mustang’s 50th anniversary will happen later this month. For this occasion RK Motors announced plans to unveil the “RK527”, which is an 800-plus horsepower tribute car based on a 1967 Shelby GT500.

The official reveal of the unique muscle car will happen during a special event at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Friday.  The vehicle’s debut will also signify RK Motors owner and chairman Rob Kauffman’s plan to drive the RK527 during the upcoming HOT ROD Magazine Power Tour. The latter will take place between 7th and 14th of June.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 vs Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs Porsche Panamera vs Nissan GT-R vs Lamborghini Gallardo

A Look at the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

May
28

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has made a big splash at Ford Canada dealerships. It is also one of the hottest selling muscle cars throughout North America. A big reason for that is power. Car lovers can’t get enough of it, and Ford has really delivered by upping the performance output of the 2013 model to an intoxicating 662 horsepower. Shelby fans were already quite satisfied with last year’s 550-hp engine.

2013 Shelby GT500 with Smart Launch Control

May
17

2013 Shelby GT500 with Smart Launch Control  - Muscle Cars BlogDEARBORN, Mich., May 17, 2012 – Paraphrasing a classic quote – “With great power comes the need for great control” – the engineers at Ford’s Special Vehicles Team have stepped up to the plate to manage the massive output of the 2013 Shelby GT500.

Whether a driver is a track-day veteran or getting his first ultra-high-performance sports car, the new launch control system on the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will help ensure he gets smooth, consistent and fast starts every time.

Uncontrolled wheel spin is generally undesirable, whether commuting to work or racing away from the Christmas tree on a Friday night at the drag strip. Both safety and performance suffer when the wheels can’t get enough grip on the road. However, properly regulated, some wheel slip can be your friend.

“Launch control is essentially a special mode of the traction control system that integrates the brake and engine management systems to keep the tires balanced on the peak of the mu-slip curve in order to achieve maximum thrust,” explains John Pfeiffer, senior engineer, SVT Vehicle Engineering. “With so much more power and torque on tap from the new 5.8-liter V8, launch control makes it easier for drivers to take advantage of the performance.”

With launch control enabled, the driver just has to press the accelerator pedal to the floor and then smoothly and quickly release the clutch pedal just as he normally would when executing a clean start. The difference is that the electronics will automatically hold the engine steady at the desired speed and manage the rear brakes to allow the optimum amount of wheel slip for maximum traction. Read more!

Hot Rod Time Machine: Old vs New

Jun
05

Hot Rod Time Machine: Old vs New - Muscle Cars BlogJust How Good Were the Good Ol’ Days? To find out, we’ve gathered three modern high-spec ponycars and matched them with their glory days ancestors. We’re pitting a 2011 Camaro SS against the ’69 Camaro SS396 that inspired its design; a 2011 Challenger SRT8 meets the ’70 Challenger it so faithfully resembles; and a freshly minted Shelby Mustang GT500 convertible meets its ’69 forebear.  ~ Motor Trend.

Shot by: Jim Gleason and Gordon Green
Edited by: Jim Gleason

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800HP 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

Apr
07

800HP 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake - Muscle Cars BlogLAS VEGAS– April 6, 2011 – Shelby American Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) will unveil its new Super Snake post title package for the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 at the New York International Auto Show. With 800 horsepower, the Shelby GT500 Super Snake will be the most powerful American muscle car introduced at the show. In addition to the Super Snake, Shelby American will also display the limited edition 2012 Shelby GT350 coupe and convertible.

“Shelby American has a rich history at the New York International Auto Show,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American Inc. “The very first Shelby car was introduced there in 1962, as well as the 1968 and 2008 Shelby GT500KR and the 2006 Shelby Hertz GT-H. This year, we’re returning with one of the most powerful and important Shelbys ever built.” Read more!

Drag Race – 2012 Nissan GT-R vs 2011 Chevy Corvette Z06 vs 2011 Shelby GT500

Feb
18

Drag Race - 2012 Nissan GT-R vs 2011 Chevy Corvette Z06 vs 2011 Shelby GT500 - Muscle Cars BlogGuys at Motor Trend pit the three five-figure phenoms – the 2012 Nissan GT-R, 2011 Chevy Corvette Z06 and 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 – against each other at the drag strip. Watch the videos on Read more!

800RWHP Supercharged Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 blows up on the Dyno

04-Dec-2010


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Restomod ’67 Shelby GT500 Mustang

Nov
29

Restomod ’67 Shelby GT500 Mustang - Muscle Cars BlogEngine swaps have been around as long as there have been different manufacturers making a variety of models. Whether it’s putting a flathead V8 in your Model A Ford, or injecting some modern power into your aging musclecar, an engine swap can define an entire vehicle. Such is the case with this spectacular 1967 Mustang that’s dressed up like a Shelby GT500 and packs a 2004 Mustang Cobra power plant under the hood. That means 32 valves, a supercharger, and drivability that they couldn’t imagine back in the good old, bad old days.

The rest of the car was updated as well, but the basic goodness of the Mustang shape was retained, along with the very best Shelby upgrades, creating a Pro-Touring fastback that has to be seen to be believed. Built by the guys at Pro Touring Super Cars (a division of Speed, Inc.), this was a cost-no-object car from the beginning. Speed, Inc. specializes in putting late model power into vintage muscle, and bringing the latest technology to bear on the cars of the past. What better way to do that than build a Shelby GT500 tribute with one of Ford’s most potent late-model powertrains? Read more!

Shelby GT500 “Code Red” 1000HP Twin-Turbo

12-Nov-2010


Tom takes us for another great street test in this Code Red prototype. The sound of this Ford engine is amazing. Tom can finally reveal the existance of this new Shelby Code Red. It will be made available in very limited quantities. Great thanks to Shelby Autos and particularily to V.P. Gary Patterson for the great amount of support and testing.

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