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Levi
08-10-2006, 03:46 PM
The 4.6-liter, 325-horsepower Ford Shelby GT.
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97CasperCobra
08-10-2006, 04:35 PM
Saw that in my newest 5.0 Mustang. Looks decent, but I wonder how much the mark-up will be for those.... :rolleyes:

93KingCobra
08-10-2006, 10:03 PM
Car looks nice minus the hood......

Levi
08-11-2006, 10:37 AM
Looks like the rental-only Hertz Shelby GT-H. Horsepower wiss it fills the gap between the 300 hp Mustang GT and 500 hp Shelby GT500.

Levi
08-22-2006, 06:21 PM
Update:

The Shelby GT driving dynamics are fine-tuned by the same engineers that developed the Ford Racing FR500C, winner of the 2005 Grand-Am Cup Championship. The Ford Racing Handling Pack includes new coil springs that drop the overall ride height by an inch and a half for a more aggressive stance and reduced body roll. Stiffer dampers and front swaybar further enhance cornering feel and body control. As a nice touch for enthusiasts wanting to showcase the key performance modifications, Ford Racing painted all the key suspension components, including the damper, spring and swaybar, in Ford Racing Blue. A front strut-tower brace adds strength to the chassis structure, and 235/55ZR18 high-performance tires maximize the benefits of the chassis upgrades.

Under the hood, the Ford Racing Power Pack increases the output of the naturally aspirated, three-valve, 4.6-liter V-8 to 325 horsepower and 330 foot-pounds of torque. The Power Pack includes a 90-millimeter cold-air intake and a new performance engine calibration for improved response. The high-flow exhaust system with X-pipe crossover offers better power delivery and a throaty V-8 exhaust note. A shorter rear-axle ratio capitalizes on the Shelby GT coupe’s extra power, especially accelerating off the line. For Shelby GT models equipped with a manual transmission, a Hurst short-throw shifter is installed for more precise shift action.

“The Shelby GT is great fun on the track,” says Shelby. “It’s got the heart and soul of the Mustang GT pumped up with a strong motor, nimble chassis and great sound. It’s one of those rare cars that’s easy to drive really fast.”

The Shelby GT will be offered only as a coupe, and only in two exterior colors, Performance White or Black. Both colors are accented by silver Le Mans-style racing stripes — a signature detail of classic Shelby Mustangs. The Le Mans stripes extend over the hood, roof and trunk, and are complemented by matching side stripes with “Shelby GT” nomenclature.

The Shelby GT features a front fascia with a more aggressive lower air dam. The brushed-aluminum grille is accented by an offset Mustang logo. The new hood scoop comes directly from the famed Shelby Cobra roadster.

The side profile features chromed, 18-inch wheels and unique side scoops just before the rear wheel arches. A rear fascia frames the larger dual exhaust tips and is topped by Shelby badging on the trunk lid.

Inside, features include “Shelby GT” logo floor mats and custom sill plates with Shelby GT nomenclature. In addition, the Shelby GT features an authentication plate on the center dashboard, as well as matching tag under the hood. This tag features the CSX number, which is recorded in the Shelby Automobiles registry.

Admiral
08-23-2006, 10:20 AM
Shelby says: "Buy this and I get paid." LOL.

Without pricing it's hard to say if it's worth it. 325hp?? That's only 25 more than a stock GT, hardly what I'd call a "strong motor". Let's see, stock GT making 300, Shelby GT making 325, then the GT500 making 500hp. Still a big gap, bring back the boss 302 or 351!! :thumbsup:

Levi
08-23-2006, 10:33 AM
Mike, I am with you on this. And I think they should have put in a 5.4 N/A and should have used something other then CSX body parts.

jimmysidecarr
08-23-2006, 12:40 PM
Shelby says: "Buy this and I get paid." LOL.

Without pricing it's hard to say if it's worth it. 325hp?? That's only 25 more than a stock GT, hardly what I'd call a "strong motor". Let's see, stock GT making 300, Shelby GT making 325, then the GT500 making 500hp. Still a big gap, bring back the boss 302 or 351!! :thumbsup:


Very true ... but that "Handling Pack" is supposed to be a nice package. :thumbsup:

97CasperCobra
08-23-2006, 12:57 PM
I still can't get over the riveted hood scoop tacked on....and they should have gone with different "Shelby-only" rims.

Admiral
08-23-2006, 01:26 PM
Very true ... but that "Handling Pack" is supposed to be a nice package. :thumbsup:

Yeah, but i can do springs/shocks/swaybar for pretty cheap. Again, I'll wait to throw rocks at it once I see the pricing. Till then, I reserve the right to puke or go bonkers - depending on how much this car costs. I do know I like to see Ford doing more with the Mustang chassis, but after this GT500 fiasco I'm not buying into the hype anymore.

AustinSVT
08-23-2006, 11:51 PM
Another let down, same damn wheels since 2001.

Hope the 2-ton (of no fun) GT500 is not all that we have in the stable for the upcoming pony wars (challenger, camaro).

Miguel
08-30-2006, 07:43 PM
I have this funny feeling the Hertz Shelby SVT Cobra might be faster around a track like MSRC than the nose heavy 500HP Shelby SVT Cobra. I don't know if there is any significant weight gain from the GT to the Hertz car, but with the same basic motor there shouldn't be.

97CasperCobra
08-30-2006, 09:36 PM
I have this funny feeling the Hertz Shelby SVT Cobra might be faster around a track like MSRC than the nose heavy 500HP Shelby SVT Cobra.

There are MANY differences from the Hertz GT (no SVT or Cobra involved) and Shelby GT500. Brakes, engine, suspension are all different. I would not think the Hertz GT has anything on the GT500

Levi
08-31-2006, 02:30 PM
http://www.stangsunleashed.com/plugins/p17_image_gallery/images/621.jpg

ORANGE CRUSH
09-03-2006, 01:53 AM
I have this funny feeling the Hertz Shelby SVT Cobra might be faster around a track like MSRC than the nose heavy 500HP Shelby SVT Cobra. I don't know if there is any significant weight gain from the GT to the Hertz car, but with the same basic motor there shouldn't be.

:confused: :twitchy: :woooah:

Firme
09-03-2006, 12:47 PM
The GT500 is a PIG, but the regular 05+'s aren't exactly light either. :)

Admiral
09-04-2006, 10:32 AM
That's a good point, I may take the time to scale my 06 later today. I'm sure I won't like the results.................. :eek: