Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

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Pricier although thoroughly updated Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 packs the power to justify the Shelby tag, although also offers accessibility as well as a dynamic edge Ford’s heavily updated Mustang. Degrees of brutality separate the V8 Mustangs, although recent efforts have markedly much better handling as well as refinement, too, despite the enduring live rear axle. Last year’s Boss 302 set brand new standards for big-pony agility with ‘just’ 440bhp, whereas the brand new, supercharged 653bhp Shelby GT500 (113bhp mightier than the last) can be 100kg heavier, as well as more savage of disposition. Much as you’d expect of a 650bhp muscle car that has a live rear axle, although that will’s not to say the Ford Mustang doesn’t handle. Corners at Brands Hatch were tackled with impressive grip, guided by precise, weighty electric steering. The chassis’s responses were engaging, if not immediate. Throttle take-up was edgy, though, impeding smooth acceleration on exit.although the GT500’s element can be still between the curves, where the most powerful production V8 North America has ever built yields tearaway drag-strip antics of the highest order, soundtracked by deep growls as well as supercharger whine. The brand new, larger Eaton blower generates 56 per cent more boost than the last, while thorough improvements to the enlarged yet seemingly unstressed engine include revised camshaft profiles (mimicking the Ford GT) as well as cross-drilling of the aluminium block as well as heads. Our car’s optional Track Pack added yet more cooling for the engine, transmission as well as differential, the latter being a limited-slip Torsen unit, paired with adaptive Bilstein dampers from the Performance Pack. A carbonfibre driveshaft as well as upgraded transmission improve refinement.Adjustable launch control as well as built-in timing gear complement that will purpose, as does the short-throw cue-ball gearknob, which feels like using a pin to marshal an elephant. Standard-fit Brembo brakes admirably as well as repeatedly shed the momentum.If you want one, then yes, go for the idea. Retail cost stateside can be $54,995 (around £34,300), while unofficial importer Atlantic Sports Cars asks £60,000 here. Against the less-powerful Corvette ZR1’s £106,605, that will doesn’t seem so steep.Ford Mustang Shelby GT500Price £60,000; Engine V8, 5812cc, supercharged, petrol; Power 653bhp at 6500rpm; Torque 631lb ft at 4000rpm; 0-62mph NA; Top speed 200mph+ (est); Gearbox 7-spd dual clutch automatic; Kerb weight 1620kg; Economy 28.8mpg (estimated); CO2 NA
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