It’s no secret once the 2011 Ford Mustang was promised to return with the legendary 5.0-liter V8 that the car and its many Ford variants would sell like ice cream in the Mojave desert. So what happens when we have a Mustang coupe with a V6 pumping out over 300hp and a Mustang GT producing over 400hp? You wonder just how awesome the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 had to be.
Well, the 550 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque (10 horsepower increase vs model year 2010) equipped 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 is just that–awesome. It’s so popular (and much better in all ways) that Ford is going to limit the 5,500 production set of the Shelby GT500 to maintain exclusivity of the car. This is great for would-be 2011 GT500 owners, but not so great if you happen to be the 5,501st person to place your order. What’s more daunting is that over 3,300 orders have already been filed to date, leaving under half of the production run up for grabs.
So what do you think about this, guys? Good move (production limitations) by Ford? Not so good? Let us hear it in the comments–in the meantime, check out the Press Release from Ford to get the rest of the scoop.