The 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 was introduced at the 2003 New York
International Auto Show. The Shelby GT500 is powered by a 5.4L
Modular 500HP supercharged V8. Performance features include
the Tremec TR-6060 6-speed manual transmission, sports suspension,
aggressive body kit, and 18 inch wheels.
The Ford Shelby GT500's engine is force-fed through a "Roots-type"
supercharger. Performance elements borrows from the Ford GT
include aluminum, four-valve cylinder
heads, piston rings and bearings, adding a high level of performance
durability to the drivetrain. "Powered by SVT" camshaft
covers add the finishing touch to the engine.
The Ford Shelby GT500 was the product of a collaboration between
Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) and Carroll Shelby. The first
2007 Shelby GT500 was auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Collector
Car Auction on 21 January 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona for $648,000.