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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 video review

Rory Reid reviews Ford’s most powerful muscle car to date – the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. It’s a predator indeed and its speed is sure to knock your socks off.

In the long line of Ford Mustangs, the Shelby GT500 is Ford’s most powerful production car ever made.
If we had to describe Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 in three sentences, we’d say:

1. The Mustang Shelby GT500 is not your typical Mustang

The exclusivity of the GT500 shines through – on the exterior, the muscle car is adorned with a huge Shelby-branded splitter, a massive power dome on the bonnet and an enormous rear wing. It’s currently being offered in 11 different colours, along with the options for glossy, metallic and premium tintcoats. On top of all its embellishments, the Shelby GT500’s engine is hand-built and personally signed by a single engineer.

2. It’s been rightly nicknamed the ‘Predator’

This supercharged 5.2-litre V8 comes with quad exhausts and an engine even more powerful than Ford’s previous 5.0-litre V8 and GT-350 R Voodoo V8, which makes 760 horsepower and 847Nm torque. The name is not only suited for its performance but also its style – the GT500 is designed with Shelby’s classic snake emblem on the front and sides of the car and a snake button launch control.

3. It’s the ultimate muscle car

It’s lightweight, powerful and extremely loud - you won’t be able to hear the words ‘noise limit’ in its presence. This muscle car is also as American as it can get - the GT500 is not available in the UK which means it is only available as a left-hand drive. Its price starts at $81,000 (£60,000 approximately).
The GT500s bragging rights come with some drawbacks like lack of feedback on the corners and an automatic transmission that misses out on the fun of driving a manual gearshift.
Overall, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is effective at what it does and, on the track, it could give supercars a massive run for their money, on the straights at least. Check out our full review of this muscle car in our video.
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