Home LifeStyle  Luxury Cars 2007 Ford Shelby GT500: Cobra Strikes Mustang Again!

2007 Ford Shelby GT500: Cobra Strikes Mustang Again!

Posted: Sep. 14th, 2006  |  By JustLuxe Team
RSS Syndicated News Email a Friend Suggest an Article Share Visit Website
Luxury Autos:The 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 is the most powerful Mustang ever to roll off Ford's assembly line. Racing legend Carroll Shelby and Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) jointly designed this vehicle to make it special. Forty years following the Cobra's introduction, it remains among the most brutish cars ever produced. Just like the old days, the Shelby GT500 is available in a coupe and a convertible. The engine was upped to a 5.4-liter, V-8 block with overhead cams and four valves per cylinder with a supercharger and an intercooler, giving the GT500 500 horsepower. Its transmission is a six-speed manual and, believe it or not, it gets over 20 miles per gallon on the highway.

The suspension, which is the same setup that brought Ford the 2005 Grand-Am Cup, coupled with stiffer stabilizer bars and coil-over MacPherson struts with reverse ensures smooth, stable handling. Eye appeal and functionality are balanced well. The rear spoiler is designed to provide substantial downforce at high speeds and the heat extractors on the hood, albeit great visually, are there to maximize displacement of the heat generated by the monstrous engine.

The fabric top of the GT500 convertible is made from the same material as used on the Jaguar XK. The top is available in black only, matching both the black-and-crimson and the black-and-crimson interior packages. The tachometer is on the right instead of the left to offer the driver a better view of the levels while shifting gears. All gauges are light-faced to ensure easy visibility, and the front seats are bolstered compared to other Mustangs to improve lateral support.

A cobra is displayed on the airbag cover of the steering wheel and embossed onto the front seats. A GT500 Performance Interior Trim Package is optional. It features a leather-wrapped and stitched instrument panel brow and a center console. Upgraded door armrests and aluminum pedal covers also are included.

This car is awesome!

For LxM James Rothaar



Related Topics : Lifestyle News
Share on Facebook Share
See Next Article
Write a Story/Review about this topic

Post a Comment

 
Related Articles
Featured Contributor
Karin LeperiKarin Leperi
In the super competitive racing world of revved-up cars and adrenalin-fueled drivers, a world where...
Read More | View Profile
The Best of Luxury
Event Calendar
Keeping Up with JustLuxe
Like Us on FacebookFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feeds
Sign Up for Our Newsletter!
Current News & Features
Breaking Bad & Sherlock Sweep the Emmys, Plus More Surprising Moments!
Grill Up This Double Cut Pork Chop With Malbec Marmalade Recipe
Food Network Star Justin Warner Breaks Down His 6 Favorite Burgers for Labor Day
Lake Tahoe's Wild Wild West-Inspired Buffalo Creek Ranch Is Full of Waterfalls, Ponds & Old Saloons
$19K Electric-Powered Radinn Wakeboard Will Be Your Next Summer Must-Have Water Toy
Tonino Lamborghini Releases $4,000 Scratch Proof Limited Edition Antares Smartphone
From Aaron Paul to Pregnant Zoe Saldana: Here's What You Missed at Audi's Star-Studded Pre-Emmy Party
From Grape to Bottle: Take Part in La Crema Winery's Virtual Vintner Experience
Windfall's Glittering Crystal Chandeliers: Good Enough for Cavalli, Good Enough for Us
Artefacto's Milan-Inspired Warm Metals Furniture Collection Brings Hollywood Glamour & Curves
See the complete list

Best of Luxury

Finding the best in luxury can be a daunting task, which is why we've taken it on for you.
View All Best of Luxury
LivingLuxe. Exclusive Deals and Luxury Brands. Learn More
JustLuxe Galleries presents Popular Photo Galleries
Meet Our Writers Become a Contributor
2015 Corvette Z06 is Chevrolet's Most Powerful and Technologically Advanced Car Yet
Mila Pantovich »
Airstream Announces New 24-Foot Mercedes Touring Coach Just in Time for Your Next Road Adventure
JustLuxe Team »
How Many Hands Made Your Rolls-Royce Ghost? Peek Behind-the-Scenes & Find Out!
Claire Bloomfield »
See More Contributors
THINGS WE LIKE