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2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT

Ford debuted the all-new 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT thru a behind-the-scenes have a take a observe the high-overall performance Mustang's improvement on its "Bold Moves: The Future of Ford" web-primarily based totally documentary. Ford showed manufacturing of the Shelby GT as one of the new product introductions for Ford and Lincoln Mercury. The Ford Mustang Shelby GT will characteristic a 4.6-liter V8 generating 325-horsepower and manufacturing might be restricted in quantity consequently assuring its exclusivity like any Shelby Mustang fashions.

"Our intention is to provide a steed for each need," says John Felice, Ford logo fashionable advertising and marketing manager. "The new Shelby GT is a low-quantity, extraordinarily collectable Mustang for fans. It additionally gives some greater clients the possibility to enjoy firsthand magic of Mustang and Carroll Shelby."

The Shelby GT is the 1/3 current Shelby Mustang produced thru a collaboration of Ford and Shelby Automobiles. In addition to the 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Ford and Shelby created 500 copies of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT-H, which might be to be had handiest thru choose Hertz condominium centers.

"We were crushed on the range of those who need to shop for a model of the Shelby GT-H," stated Carroll Shelby, CEO of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. "The Shelby GT will supply the electricity and balanced managing of the Shelby GT-H, however with greater overall performance potential, particularly because of the to be had guide transmission."
Modern Shelby Mustangs have established to be extraordinarily perfect amongst Mustang and Shelby fans. For example, in January 2006 an early manufacturing Shelby GT500 offered on the Barrett-Jackson public sale for $600,000, with proceeds reaping benefits the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation. On July 28, 2006, a Shelby GT-H become offered for $250,000 on the EAA AirVenture, with proceeds reaping benefits the Youth Eagles aviation training program.

Shelby-stimulated overall performance, established through Ford Racing

"The Shelby GT builds at the information of Ford Racing, the enjoy of Carroll Shelby and the Shelby crew to supply an wonderful using enjoy this is unmistakably Shelby," says Jamie Allison, manager, Ford Racing Performance Group. "And, like each Shelby Mustang have to be, the Shelby GT is prepared to be each a weekday driving force and a weekend warrior for tune days."

The Shelby GT using dynamics are pleasant tuned with the Ford Racing Handling Pack, which become evolved through the identical engineers that evolved the Ford Racing FR500C, which gained the 2005 Grand-Am Cup Championship. New coil springs drop the general experience peak through an inch-and-a-1/2 of for a greater competitive stance and decreased frame roll. Stiffer dampers and the front swaybar similarly beautify cornering sense and frame control. To exhibit the important thing overall performance modifications, Ford Racing painted all of the key suspension components, along with the damper, spring, and swaybar Ford Racing Blue.

A the front strut-tower brace provides extra electricity to the chassis structure, and P235/55ZR18 high-overall performance tires maximize the advantages of the chassis upgrades.

Under hood, the Ford Racing Power Pack will increase the output of the evidently aspirated, three-valve, 4.6-liter V8 to 325-horsepower, and 330 pound-toes of torque. The Power Pack consists of a ninety millimeter cold-air consumption and a brand new overall performance engine calibration for stepped forward response. The high-float exhaust device with X-pipe crossover gives higher electricity transport and a throaty V8 exhaust note. A shorter rear-axle ratio is hooked up to capitalize at the Shelby GT coupe's more electricity, particularly accelerating off the line. For Shelby GT fashions geared up with a guide transmission, a Hurst short-throw shifter is hooked up for greater particular shift action.

"The Shelby GT is splendid a laugh at the tune," maintains Shelby. "It's were given the coronary heart and soul of the Mustang GT pumped up with a sturdy motor, nimble chassis and splendid sound. It's one of these uncommon vehicles this is clean to pressure clearly fast."

Authentic Shelby layout cues

The Shelby GT might be provided handiest as a coupe, and handiest in outdoors colorations, Performance White or Black. Both colorations are accented through silver LeMans-fashion racing stripes - a signature element of traditional Shelby Mustangs. The LeMans stripes increase over the hood, roof, and trunk, and are complemented through matching facet stripes with "Shelby GT" nomenclature.

The effective face of the Shelby GT functions a completely unique the front fascia, with a greater competitive decrease air dam. The brushed-aluminum grille is accented through an offset Mustang brand. In addition, the Shelby GT has a brand new hood scoop that comes immediately from the famed Shelby Cobra roadster.

The facet profile functions chrome-completed 18-inch wheels and particular facet scoops simply earlier than the rear wheel arches. The rear fascia frames the bigger twin exhaust tips, and is crowned through Shelby badging at the trunk lid.

Inside, functions include 'Shelby GT' brand ground mats and custom sill plates with Shelby GT nomenclature. In addition, the Shelby GT functions an authentication plate at the middle dashboard, in addition to matching tag underhood. This tag functions the CSX range, that's recorded withinside the Shelby Automobiles registry.

Shelby GT fashions will start as a stock Mustang GT assembled at AutoAlliance International meeting plant in Flat Rock, Mich. The vehicles are then shipped to the Shelby Automobiles facility in Las Vegas for amendment earlier than transport to Ford dealerships.

"The Shelby crew in Las Vegas is enthusiastic about constructing the Shelby GT," stated Amy Boylan, President of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. "With our buddies at Ford, we're growing the following bankruptcy withinside the Shelby legacy."

Offering a steed for each need

"It's an thrilling time to be a muscle automobile fan, as mythical names from the 1960's are being reincarnated withinside the marketplace," says Felice. "As the Shelby GT shows, Ford will maintain to dominate the brand new muscle automobile wars simply as we've got completed for over 40 years. No different nameplate might be capable of in shape the intensity and breadth of alternatives the Mustang gives."

In guide of Ford's "steed for each need" strategy, Ford now gives 4 horsepower alternatives for Mustang, with pricing from $19,995 for a 210-hp V6 Mustang coupe to $46,500 for a 500-hp Shelby GT500 convertible.

Ford has additionally delivered numerous unique applications on Mustang similarly growing its particular offerings, along with the Pony Package and the California Special. And there are plans for greater withinside the future.

In addition, Ford Racing gives a whole catalog of overall performance elements for Mustang fans, from custom wheels and exhausts to the whole, turn-key Ford Racing Mustang FR500C race automobile.

As a result, Ford gives Mustang fans the capacity to shop for, adjust and pressure the steed that completely suits their need.