Monday, June 12, 2006

2007 Mustang Shelby GT 500 - Is Something Special

Something Special Indeed--

With 500 kickin ponies, the ’07 Ford Shelby Cobra GT500 is a force to reckon with. Check out this first drive and see why this car is already a piece of history.

Admit it. You sat on your hands when the original 1965-'70 Shelby Mustangs went on sale. And you did it again when those cars were still going for less than $30,000 a few years back. Now you're just another one of those annoying types, sitting around telling "coulda-woulda-shoulda" stories. Well, my bitter friend, you've got at least one more chance to buy a sub-$50,000 pony car blessed by the man responsible for Ford's original Cobra, GT40 and GT500. The 2007 Shelby GT500 is about to enter a showroom near you, and it's easily the most powerful and best-performing factory Mustang ever built.

Drooling yet?

The boys at Ford's SVT reunited with Carroll Shelby to create this super Mustang, and if you think it bears more than a passing resemblance to the 1968 GT500KR, you're right (which they feel is a good thing, by the way). But unlike the original GT500 nameplate (a random number that came from counting off steps in Shelby's 1960s-era workshop), this Mustang's moniker has a basis in fact. Yup, the 5.4-liter V8 under that vented hood makes an honest 500 horsepower, along with 480 pound-feet of torque.

Forty-three grand may seem a bit steep for a Mustang, but remember: This car's performance pedigree suggests it will easily challenge Corvettes and M3's, both of which cost substantially more. Of course, if you're still not convinced, you could always let yet another Shelby Mustang pass you by.

Just don't expect them to put up with any more "coulda-woulda-shoulda" stories.

Check out the article from Motor Trend


Anonymous charles said...

I'm getting out my check book as I type this ha

11:34 AM  
Blogger Jeremy said...

Are you kidding I have already wrote the hot check!

10:33 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

These cars are so sexy!!!!!!!

2:36 PM  

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