Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Ford Shelby Mustang DT500KR

I just had to put up this post because this beast machine is just too exquisite to ignore. Kudos to Ford and Carroll Shelby for reviving yet another great performance moniker - the GT500 KR (King of the Road) - for 2008. Modifications to the 5.4-liter supercharged V8 allow the engine to produce 540 hp and 510 lb-ft, coupled through a Tremec 6-speed transmission. A retuned suspension package, consisting of unique springs, dampers and a strut tower brace, help the new KR handle better than its ancestor. Shelby tops it off with a carbon-fiber hood that emulates KRs of days past. The GT500 KR goes on sale in spring of 2008, but act fast - only 1000 will be built. Now how I wish I have the extra cash to get one for myself...

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