Sporting a coveted color combination and an impressively fresh overall condition, this 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 represents an outstanding opportunity for the performance-centric motoring enthusiast. Well cared for and lightly driven, it remains in almost entirely stock condition - why mess with excellence? - save for one well-chosen upgrade that really ups its game without detracting from its surprisingly well-mannered drivability. This is an elite performer that also wont be out of its element in everyday driving conditions. This Shelbys exterior is draped in Vapor Metallic, accented with a pair of broad black stripes that run from front to back. Its a great color scheme - attention-getting without being over the top, as this definitely isnt a car that needs help attracting attention. Badged striping that runs along the bottoms of the doors and that telltale Shelby emblem on the front grille serve further notice that this is no ordinary Mustang. Check out those windows at the sides of the Shelbys sloping rear roofline - theyre a nice nod to the styling of its counterparts that roamed the asphalt all the way back in the mid-60s. Even a detailed inspection of the interior will confirm that it has been treated respectfully. Its charcoal black interior is still in fine shape - despite the temptation this car offers for spirited cornering, you wont even see much sign of wear on the bolsters of its power front bucket seats. This is a comfortable driving environment - the air conditioning blows cold and strong and there are plenty of amenities on board here, including cruise control, power windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, speed control and a tire pressure monitoring system, among others. The 6-speaker Shaker 500 audio system offers premium sound and features a 6-disc, in-dash CD changer as well as an MP3 player, while an active anti-theft system with perimeter intrusion alarms will deter anyone whose envy gets the better of them before they get too close. The mere mention of the Shelby name conjures up images of smoking rubber and exhilarating acceleration and this 2008 delivers on that expectation. Lurking beneath its striped hood is a 5.4 liter supercharged V8 thats good for 500 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed TR-6060 transmission thats ideally geared to take full advantage of its performance and yet still offers a civilized driving experience in a variety of conditions. When Motor Trend tested the 2008 Mustang Shelby GT5000 upon its release, it clocked a 4.3 0-60 time and yet its .63 sixth gear ratio brings nice, low revs on the highway. Aftermarket trailing arms - thats the well-chosen add-on we mentioned earlier - makes for a bind-free suspension that delivers more predictable handling. Thats not to say that this 08 needed help in that regard - during that same Motor Trend test, it logged a very strong .89g on the skidpad. Sizable anti-lock Brembo power disc brakes at all four corners bring rapid stops when needed. This Shelby rides on a set of 18 wheels outfitted with P255/45ZR18 tires in front and stout 285s in back for a nice, strong grip on the asphalt. Looking great and harboring elite performance combined with plenty of modern convenience features, this 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 would be a fitting centerpiece for any enthusiasts garage. Call today!