The Shelby GT350 wasn't the only high-performance Mustang available if you wanted a fast pony.
Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
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This 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a great find as it has yet to reach 1800 miles! And youll find it at the beautiful Maxmotive Pittsburgh Showroom. So everything is the way it was when it left the factory in Flat Rock, Michigan. The magic 500 horsepower threshold is achieved through its 5.4L modular V8. Its a sophisticated powerplant featuring aluminum Dual OverHead Cam heads sourced from the Ford GT supercar with four valves per cylinder. Team Shelby says these heads were developed specifically for supercharged applications and use high-flow ports and specially calibrated dual-overhead camshafts to deliver optimum engine breathing along with surprisingly good fuel efficiency. On top is an Eaton supercharger and water-to-air intercooler generating 8.5 psi of boost. It produces a broad torque band that peaks at 480 pound-feet. The connecting rods are unique to this engine along with forged pistons to handle the boost. This engine was proudly hand assembled, so in the engine room is a plaque with the technicians signature. A Tremec T56 6-speed manual is stout enough to live behind 500 horses and provide quick, smooth shifts. The power is transmitted to a 3.31 axle. While were underneath the car, its worth noting that the undercarriage is as new; even all the factory markings and tags are present. To celebrate its Shelby heritage, this superb example is painted High Performance White with Vista Blue Lemans stripes. A Shelby rear spoiler teamed with a special front splitter keeps the car planted at speed. The GT500 retains the same Mustang suspension setup used on the Ford Racing FR500C to win the 2005 Grand-Am Cup championship and earn Ford the manufacturers title. That means coil-over MacPherson struts in front with lower control arms formed from lightweight I-section steel. In back, theres a three-link live axle with coil springs, Panhard bar, stabilizer bar, and outboard shocks. Carrol Shelbys cars are indeed born to run, but you certainly dont have to drive this car hard to enjoy it. Its also a great place to relax. Of course its air conditioned with power steering and tilt, and the power windows go up or down with just one touch. Theres a Shaker 1000 CD-6 sound system with speed sensor volume control. In the trunk are two big subwoofers that look real mean, to say nothing of the sound. Nice details like leather bucket seats with embossed Cobra emblems, bright aluminum pedal covers, special SVT finned cam covers, and fog lights add an exclusive feel. And when its time to slow down, 4-wheel Brembo brakes with 14-inch 4-piston front calipers and 11.8-inch rears ably handle the job. Staggered Goodyear F1 Supercar tires, 255/45ZR18 fronts and 285/40ZR18 rears wrap the original SVT machine-finished aluminum wheels, a tough combination to beat for looks and functionality. As hard as it is to believe that all this Shelby and SVT sweetness was only driven 1796 miles so far, heres a wonderful opportunity for you to own (and drive?) a virtually new 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. See details and photos at www.maxmotive.com. DISCLAIMER MAXmotive specializes in collectible classic and custom vehicles. We have more than 200 vehicles in our collection and have sold dozens nationwide and even overseas. We recommend that all buyers who are unable to view a vehicle in person have a pre-purchase inspection done prior to purchase. Inspections can be performed by an independent party selected by the buyer. Due to the age and uniqueness of these special vehicles, it is difficult to cover all aspects and characteristics of each vehicle?s condition within the limited space available. Thus, pre-purchase inspections are helpful to all parties involved. The information provided for this vehicle is presented to the best of our knowledge, and is deemed reliable. But MAXmotive does not warrant or guarantee this information as a basis for purchase. It is the responsibility of the buyer to make a thorough inspection to determine the suitability of the vehicle prior to purchase.
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