Chicago 2010: Lighter, Faster Shelby GT500 Debuts in Windy City

Chicago 2010: Lighter, Faster Shelby GT500 Debuts in Windy City
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Ford has just officially given the 2011 Shelby GT500 its ceremonial debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Significantly updated from last year, the 2011 model offers more power, a lower curb weight and improved handling. The new aluminum block weighs 102 lbs less than the old cast-iron unit and puts out 10-more horsepower for a… Continue Reading...

Shelby GT500 SVT Performance Package Nets Dramatic 3.0 Second Lap Time Improvement

Shelby GT500 SVT Performance Package Nets Dramatic 3.0 Second Lap Time Improvement
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Having just announced the much-improved 2011 Shelby GT500 model, Ford is also debuting a new SVT Performance Pack for the car, which it says will deliver a 3.0-second per lap improvement on a 2.3 mile road course over the 2010 model. So how is this possible? Well, along with the GT500’s 102-lb lighter engine, the… Continue Reading...

2011 Shelby GT500 Gets Less Weight, More Power and Improved Handling

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2011 Shelby GT500 Gets Less Weight, More Power and Improved Handling
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Thanks to an all-aluminum block and a numerous other upgrades, Ford is promising the 2011 Shelby GT500 will offer more power, a lower curb weight and improved handling. The new aluminum block weighs 102 lbs less than the old cast-iron unit and puts out 10-more horsepower for a total of 550-hp at 6200 rpm. Torque… Continue Reading...

Chicago Preview: 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Set to Debut, Images Leaked

Chicago Preview: 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Set to Debut, Images Leaked
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Ford will announce details of the 2011 Shelby GT500 on Monday ahead of the car’s official debut at the Chicago Auto Show on Wednesday, but why wait until then? Ford’s webcast site has already given us a look at the car on a short video clip (which has now been removed). Screen captures of the… Continue Reading...
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