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2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) engineers are taking excessive overall performance to a brand new degree with the 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, ensuing in a automobile that has an all-new aluminum-block engine, even higher riding dynamics and dealing with, advanced gasoline financial system and greater horsepower than ever.

"The SVT group keeps to push the overall performance requirements of the Shelby to even better stages and higher refinement," stated Jost Capito, director of world overall performance automobiles and motorsports commercial enterprise development. "All the adjustments we made replicate a choice for even higher dealing with and terrific riding dynamics - from weight financial savings to advanced balance."

Weight financial savings, new generation headline all-new aluminum engine

The 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is powered through an all-new aluminum-block five.4-liter supercharged V-eight engine, which produces 550 horsepower and 510 ft.-lb. of torque, a ten horsepower growth as opposed to the 2010 version. The engine is also 102 kilos lighter than its predecessor, handing over a higher electricity-to-weight ratio, advanced gasoline financial system, acceleration, dealing with and guidance precision.

"Cutting weight to enhance overall performance is a culture amongst warm rodders," stated Carroll Shelby, founding father of Shelby American. "It may not be as horny as including greater horsepower or larger brakes, however shaving kilos off of a automobile is the unmarried smartest flow you could make."

The new engine makes use of trendy Plasma Transferred Wire Arc (PTWA) liner coating, a manner that applies a 150-micron composite coating that incorporates nanoparticles at the inner surfaces of engine cylinder bores, changing solid iron liners generally utilized in aluminum engine blocks. The Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation commemorated the inventors of the Ford-patented PTWA generation with the 2009 National Inventor of the Year Award.

This is the primary Ford utility of the generation, and it gives advanced usual overall performance and sturdiness, at the side of useful advantages of decreased friction among piston earrings and cylinder bores, advanced warmness switch because of multiplied floor touch region and a weight financial savings of eight.five kilos as compared to a normal metal-sleeved aluminum block. A mechanical roughening manner presents better cloth adhesion for the spray coating.

The PTWA manner makes use of air and strength to create a plasma jet of 35,000 ranges Fahrenheit, which melts a metal twine this is fed right into a rotating spray gun. Using atomized air, the melted metal twine is blown right into a eparticularly machined floor of the aluminum-block engine cylinder bore. In the manner of melting and making use of the steel to the floor, the metal twine oxidizes, developing a composite coating together with each iron and iron oxide.

"Ford's Global Research and Advanced Engineering seems to all industries for superior technology - and this comes from aerospace. It's the equal generation you will locate on plane engines," stated Glenn Jorgensen, SVT powertrain group leader. "We've invented a coating as a alternative for forged iron that offers upgrades in electricity and overall performance and gasoline financial system."

The new engine additionally has its roots withinside the iconic Ford GT. The new five.4-liter engine is an evolution of the GT engine, with advanced block shape thru the usage of a completely unique bulkhead chilled manner and six-bolt billet predominant bearing caps. This new superior engine will exceed Ford GT overall performance with its conventional supercharger generation.

"The Ford GT has solidified itself as one of the world's maximum coveted supercars. To make upgrades to the engine from this supercar and make it to be had in a Mustang is dazzling," stated Kerry Baldori, SVT international overall performance car leader useful engineer. "The aluminum-block engine is powerful and sturdy sufficient to supply the overall performance numbers and sturdiness our clients demand."

Increased electricity and multiplied gasoline financial system

The 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 combines electricity and gasoline financial system into one dazzling bundle. This 2011 Shelby GT500 can be the primary present day Shelby with out the fueloline guzzler tax, way to the EPA-projected 23 mpg dual carriageway and 15 mpg metropolis it'll supply. This is up from 22 mpg dual carriageway and 14 mpg metropolis for the 2010 version.

The five.4-liter V-eight achieves eighty percentage of its torque among 1,750 and 6,250 rpm, giving the auto a better degree of overall performance sense. A large two-row intercooler for the supercharger gadget has forty percentage greater cooling capacity, supporting to make electricity greater regular in better ambient conditions.

Fuel financial system profits come from the brand new 102-pound-lighter aluminum-block engine, EPAS and targeted aerodynamic adjustments to the bottom of the car.

Dramatic overall performance upgrades

New for 2011 is an SVT Performance Package for fans who need even greater overall performance out in their Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 for racetrack-prepared riding dynamics. Complete with all-new Goodyear Eagle® F1 SuperCar G: 2 tires that SVT engineers labored immediately with Goodyear to develop, the auto is prepared to race. The tires provide brilliant dry traction and unique dealing with, entire with a race-stimulated excessive-overall performance tread compound.

The non-compulsory bundle additionally gives particular styling, lighter wheels, a better rear axle ratio and stiffer springs, and it's far to be had on each the convertible and coupe. Data display the 2011 coupe with the SVT Performance Package is 3.zero seconds quicker according to lap than the 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 on a 2.3-mile take a look at track.

Carried over from 2010, the 2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 functions AdvanceTrac®, Ford's balance manipulate gadget with numerous alternatives for overall performance. Calibration of the gadget for the 2011 Shelby has been uniquely tailor-made to every car configuration (base or non-compulsory) to optimize the overall performance.

SVT has labored very tough to make EPAS higher than the outgoing hydraulic guidance gadget. The addition of EPAS makes for a dramatic contribution to Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 riding dynamics, with advanced torque build-up and street sense that offers faster and greater unique guidance, multiplied attempt at the racetrack or winding roads, and decreased attempt in low-pace parking maneuvers.

Slotted brake dirt shields have been delivered to enhance brake cooling and dealing with, and a brand new pedal field improves grasp and pedal efforts even greater. A diminished journey peak of eleven millimeters in the front and eight millimeters on the rear presents a sportier mind-set and advanced dealing with.

More engine sound, much less street noise

For 2011, Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 additionally advantages from NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) upgrades. Overall street noise is decreased through 20 percentage as opposed to the 2010 Shelby. Actions undertaken to reap this development consist of extra sound-deadening cloth on both facet of the tool panel, extra sound absorption at the back of indoors trim panels, and a rear wheel arch liner to lessen noise on gravel or moist surfaces - all ensuing withinside the driving force listening to greater exhaust and engine sound and much less street and air noise.

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible functions more desirable structural rigidity, with lateral stiffness advanced through 12 percentage as opposed to the 2010 version. The V-brace has been stiffened through including gussets. The secondary crossmember additionally has been stiffened, at the same time as a the front Z-brace has been delivered, connecting number one and secondary crossmembers. A-pillar stiffening foam has been delivered to growth rigidity.

The structural upgrades to the convertible gave SVT the possibility to be greater sport-orientated withinside the chassis tuning, with out buying and selling comfort. Along with the chassis and structural upgrades, the 2011 version additionally gets preferred 19-inch aluminum wheels.

"One of the most important adjustments for this Shelby is that the convertible acts and seems like a coupe," stated Jamal Hameedi, SVT leader nameplate engineer. "Before, that they'd a completely one of a kind character, and the convertible is taking a huge step withinside the sportiness and dealing with precision region, with out degrading the journey."

GT500 receives a brand new exhaust for 2011, roaring with an excellent greater competitive sound than the 2010 version. The 2.75-inch exhaust with all-new tuning helped to supply the extra 10 horsepower.

Added comfort content

New for 2011 is an non-compulsory glass roof, imparting clients with a much less steeply-priced alternative than a convertible and with out compromising the coupe's versatility, headroom or climate-managed environment.

The eparticularly formulated glass additionally protects indoors material cloth from sun radiation deterioration and discoloration through decreasing sun mild transmittance. To assist enhance acoustics and indoors quietness, the glass functions a layer of vinyl that reduces noise, vibration and harshness.

Other new comfort technology consist of:

  • Standard HID (excessive-depth discharge) headlamps
  • MyKey™ programmable car key
  • Integrated spotter mirror
  • Fold-down rear headrests

"Whether you are seeking to take the GT500 out at the streets or have a few amusing on the track," Capito says, "this automobile will fulfill the maximum discriminating overall performance riding fans."