cc supercharged V8
speed manual RWD
The 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR (King of the Road)
is a limited edition performance model limited to just 1000
units. The launch of the GT500KR at the 2007 New York International
Auto Show was designed to coincide with the 40th anniversary
of the original 1968 Shelby GT500KR.
"This was a great effort between Ford and Shelby Automobiles,"
said Doug Gaffka, Ford SVT chief designer. "The Shelby
team and I were in constant contact melding Carroll's classic
design cues with some modern concepts and ideas and finessing
them into the design of the new KR."
The bulging vented hood, styled after the original, is secured
by a pair of stainless steel, twist-down hood pins. The composite
front valance houses a pair of chrome-trimmed, functional brake
ducts to cool the large 14-inch, vented Brembo front brakes.
The Ford SVT-engineered 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 under the
GT500KR's hood is treated to a Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack
that boosts horsepower to an estimated 540 and torque to 510
ft-lbs, thanks to revised ignition and throttle calibration
and a cold air intake system that replaces the stock unit.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels of the GT500KR through
a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission and 3.73:1 rear
axle ratio, upgraded from the standard GT500's 3.31:1. Gear
selection is courtesy of an all-new Ford Racing short-throw
shifter making its debut on the KR. Topped with a white ball,
the new shifter is 25 percent shorter than the unit on the GT500
providing for crisper, sharper shifts.
Ford SVT, Ford Racing and Team Shelby worked together to develop
the GT500KR's suspension tuning. Based on initial work by Ford
Racing and the team at Shelby, often at Shelby's own facility
on the grounds of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Ford SVT chassis
engineers will apply fine tuning techniques to prepare it for
the streets. The Shelby GT500KR will feature unique spring rates,
dampers, stabilizer bars, and strut tower brace, all designed
specifically for the KR, to deliver the precision handling package.
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