The Ford Shelby GT500 is the result of Carroll Shelby and the Ford Special Vehicle Team joining forces to produce a successor to the Shelby GT500 of the late 1960s. With classic Shelby design cues including dual stripes, aerodynamic body parts and 18-inch wheels, the new GT500 is the most powerful factory-produced Mustang ever built, and was officially rated at 500 horsepower using the Society of Automotive Engineer’s latest standard.
The 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 is powered by a 500-horsepower supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine with a 6-speed manual transmission. The Ford Shelby GT500 features a MacPherson strut independent front suspension with Reverse L lower control arms, and a solid-axle, three-link rear suspension with coil springs and a Panhard rod for precise control. The brakes feature four-piston Brembo calipers fitted to 14-inch Brembo vented rotors up front, and 11.8-inch vented discs in the rear. The 18-inch alloy wheels are 9.5 inches wide and fitted with 255/45ZR high-performance tires in front and 285/40ZR high-performance tires in back.