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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 2013: brutal power

The current Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, which appeared on the market in late 2012, looks back on a long and interesting history.

Ford Mustang was shown at the World Exhibition in New York April 17, 1964, and this date is considered to be his birthday. He made a pandemonium among the dealers on all continents. Already in March 1964, the assembly line in Dearborn (Dearborn, Michigan) came first Ford Mustang – snow white convertible with red interior.

The combination of sporty design, low price and excellent dynamic performance has led to the fact that 18 months have sold over a million copies. And what is there to be surprised that after the Ford Mustang named the whole class cars (Pony car), and during the Second World War, his name was a long-range fighter: North American P-51 Mustang.

When the Ford Mustang went on sale, the market was not anything like that & # 8211; Chevrolet Corvair Monza and the Pontiac Firebird, which appeared later, even close could not approach it on the indicators. And only Chevrolet Camaro could argue with him on the performance.

The high-tech version of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, modified by Carroll Shelby, from 1967 to 1970 was generally one of the most popular machines at the time. Its engine produces 355 hp 5 at 400 rev / min. with a maximum torque of 580 Nm at 3200 r / min. could disperse the car from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.2 seconds.

In 2006, after a long break, as a result of the joint efforts of the company’s divisions and Carroll Shelby Ford SVT (Special Vehicle Team), is engaged in development & # 8220; charged & # 8221; modifications of production cars at the Detroit Auto Show was presented to the most powerful at that time Ford Mustang.

And the coupe and convertible were equipped with a V8 engine capacity of 5.4 liters. capacity of 475 hp and become true masters of the road. His modification of Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Red Stripe with the power unit with a capacity of 500 hp then evaluated at $ 41,675.

Fortieth Anniversary of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 noted the release of Shelby Cobra GT500KR, demonstrated at the Auto Show in New York in 2007. & # 8220; King of the Road & # 8221; (transcript KR) was equipped with a new engine V8, the same volume of 5.4 liters. but it has 540 hp power.

In 2006 the GT500KR gone under the hammer at auction for 600 000 dollars. All proceeds from the sale went to the Foundation for Children Carroll Shelby. There were produced 1000 copies of the Shelby Cobra GT500KR.

Especially for the show & # 8220; Knight Rider & # 8221; in 2008 we created a special version Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR KITT. Thus, Ford Mustang re-lit as an actor. Earlier, Ford Mustang GT500 Eleanor 1967 was used in the movie remake of & # 8220; Gone in 60 Seconds & # 8221;.

In 2011, the power of the engine Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 increased by 10 hp and it amounted to 550 hp This power unit is lighter and more economical & # 8211; Fuel consumption has been reduced to 10.2 liters / 100 km on the highway and 15.7 l / 100 km – of the city.

But this was not enough producers. On the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 2013, presented to the public at the auto show in Los Angeles in 2011, set the turbo engine capacity of 5.8 liters. capacity of 662 hp Maximum speed supercar increased to 325 km / h, but at the same flow rate in the city was 15.7 l / 100 km on the highway – 9.8 l / 100 km.

Coupe received additional enhancements in the form of LED tail lights, aluminum bonnet and unified welded steel hull. He has no grille, since the power unit requires intensive cooling. Predatory front bumper and 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar supercar give an aggressive look.

Dimensions Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, mm. Length – 4780, 1877 width-height & # 8211; 1391 (coupe), 1399 (convertible) wheelbase & # 8211; 2 720 Ground clearance (clearance) is 118 mm. Weight coupe is 3852 kg.

Improvements in the last generation GT500 touched and mechanical six-speed Tremec TR6060. All the improvements have led to the fact that the acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h takes at Mustang Shelby Gee Tee 500 just 3.5 seconds. It’s faster than the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

Leading Stability and AdvanceTrac traction control system helps to achieve better handling on any road surface, and upgraded Brembo brakes provide shorter braking distances. The Torsen differential provides good traction even in difficult driving conditions and adjustable shock absorbers Bilstein – ride comfort. Shelby GT500 engine power continuously and steadily increasing.

Again at auction Barrett-Jackson, but in 2012, it was announced the release of GT500 Super Snake with 862 hp engine And at the Auto Show in New York in 2012 he was presented to Shelby 1000 engine capacity of 1100 hp To withstand this power, its chassis has been further strengthened.

Supercar Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 went on sale in the US in late 2012. Its base price is $ 54 200. If you prefer, you can buy a package Shelby GT500 with SVT Performance & # 8211; its value at $ 3495 above a glass roof adds $ 1995.

Collect GT500 in Flat Rock (Michigan). Unfortunately, in Russia GT500 is not for sale, but with the introduction of the new generation can begin formal delivery. However, cost Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 for Russian motorists will be much higher than he asked for in the United States.

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