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2011 Ford Shelby GT500 gets new SVT toys

2011 Shelby GT500

2011 Shelby GT500

Today, the Ford cast & crew officially unveiled the 2011 Shelby GT500 in all its detailed glory.  This time around, however, the latest GT500 has a few more niceties included and some even sweeter options to choose from.  For 2011, the GT500 gets the aluminum block, supercharged 5.4-liter V8 power plant and starts just under $49,500, delivered.  So aside from this standard hoofbeat, the 2011 GT500 also gets the chance for a SVT Performance Package to be applied to raise the performance bar even higher.  We’ve teased about what this package includes…so what’s it got to ante up?  How much bang for the buck has Ford packed into this latest Mustang offering?  Keep reading to find out.

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2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang order guide released

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2011 Shelby GT500

About a week ago, Ford let slip the pricing on the 2011 Mustang GT as well as the 2011 V6 Mustang, and this week, they’ve taken the shrink wrap off the 2011 Shelby GT500 order guide & pricing docs.  It looks like the 2011 Shelby GT500 hardtop will carry a base price of $49,495, while the ragtop will wear a price of $54,495 on the window; these prices include destination & delivery. The Shelby GT500 order guide continues on to show us what we already expected to see under hood, with the aluminum block 5.4-liter V8 packing the pony car’s punch of 540hp.

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On the block: Prudhomme Edition Shelby GT500 Super Snake

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News on the Shelby Ford Mustang front has somewhat settled for a bit, but we recently caught wind that the original concept Prudhomme Edition Shelby GT500 Super Snake Mustang is headed to Barrett-Jackson in a couple of months.  This Shelby a la Prudhomme is equipped with a 5.4-liter modular V8 boosted by a Kenne Bell supercharger (800hp on racing fuel / 750hp on 93 octane) with a custom air intake punching straight through the hood.  It also comes straight-up & ready to drag down the strip with a roll bar, fully adjustable BMR suspension, and drag racing tires.  Keep reading to get more detail in the Press Release.

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2010 Shelby GT500 at the EAA Air Show in Oshkosh

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Last week, we told you about the sweet stuff going on at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) air show and that the Ford Mustang AV-X10 “Dearborn Doll” was set to be auctioned off.  Well, Ford decided to light up our Friday night with a couple of fiery photos from earlier today showing some 2010 Shelby GT500s ripping up the runway in a blaze with planes buzzing overheard.  We’ve got two of the sweetest shots for you, so be sure to take a look!

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Shelby Announces a Barrage of “new” Ford Mustangs

2010 Shelby GT500 Super Snake Ford Mustang

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for this past week, you’re well aware of the onslaught of Ford Mustang packages recently announced by Shelby Automobiles.  Several packages to upgrade the first generation S197 (2005 through 2009) Mustangs and announcement of the 2010 Shelby GT500 Super Snake (pictured above) were detailed to the public just a few days ago.  All of the new Shelby packages can be applied to the Mustang GT, Shelby GT, and the Shelby GT500 pony cars currently in ownership circulation.  Ready for the laundry list of Shelby applications?  Brace yourselves; this might be just a bit much.  There is almost a half-dozen new Ford Mustang combinations based upon Mustangs people already own.  C’mon, Shelby…a twist on the old adage (you can get too much of a good thing) might come to fruition here and end up with a dreaded backfire.  Commercialism and marketing of something artistic and unique is a good thing…until it becomes overly common. Continue Reading →

Blind Man wins 2010 Ford Mustang Test Drive

Blind Man wins contest for Ford Mustang drive

When it comes to the Ford Mustang and its faithful fan following, there are always great stories and memories involved. We’ve seen the 2010 Mustang given away to one of our Armed Services personnel. We’ve seen some great video productions in a recent Ford video contest. We’ve witnessed firsthand how a Shelby GT500 changed the way people think about Mustang modification. There is one recent unique story we’d like to share at this point: how a blind man got the chance of a lifetime when he won a (spirited) test drive in a brand new 2010 Mustang convertible. Roger Keeney had always dreamed of driving a new Ford Mustang, but since being blinded in 1990, he hasn’t quite had the chance to do so, let alone drive any car. Continue Reading →

2010 Shelby GT500 to Pace the Mustangs Across America Cruise

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 MAA pace car

Just ahead of the 45th Anniversary celebration for the Ford Mustang, several enthusiasts set up to gather and cruise across the USA from Las Vegas to Birmingham for the festivities.  The cross-country trip started on April 11th and will end in Birmingham on April 15th.  Over 600 Ford Mustangs from over a dozen states will participate in the event, which will be paced by none other than a 2010 Shelby GT500, adorned in red, white, and blue.  Upon arrival, fanatics will be able take part in the largest Mustang celebration in history, with hundreds of thousands of spectators expected to attend!  Check out all the specific details within the Press Release we’ve included for you.

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On the Block: First 2010 Shelby GT500 and …

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2005 Mustang GT Concept up for Auction

Get your paddles and pocketbooks ready, everyone–you’ve got a chance to pick up the very first retail 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 during the 7th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Collector Car Auction next month.  In addition to the Shelby GT500, two Mustang GT concept cars are also going to be up on the block in honor of the 45th Anniversary of the car we love so much.  The proceeds from these three sales are solely for charity and each of the three Ford Mustang auctions are set at No Reserve.  If you can’t make the trip to southern Florida, be sure to tune into SPEED for live, hi-def video coverage of the entire event.  Keep reading to check out the full detail in the Press Release following two more drops of sweet Ford Mustang goodness. Continue Reading →

2010 Shelby GT500 Launch in Detroit

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Just days ago, we showed you the first official images of the 2010 Shelby GT500 and now, they have let this hot 2010 Mustang a la Shelby out of the bag for all to see in person at the Detroit Auto Show this weekend.  With star-struck fans surrounding the sweet SVT Snake, Mark Fields (Ford President of the Americas) made the official announcement for the 2010 GT500, sending chills down everyone’s spine.  What we found the coolest at the debut, however, was the Grabber Blue convertible that stole the show.  With its roaring presence for all to hear, it definitely captivated the attention it deserves.  There’s even a photo we snagged of the Grabber Blue GT500 convertible laying down some sweet-smelling rubber on stage to add a little bit of shock and awe to the debut.  Keep reading to digest the Ford Press Release and all the images from the 2010 Shelby GT500 unveiling at the Detroit Auto Show. Continue Reading →

2010 Shelby GT500 Wallpaper

Just a few months back, we gave you a healthy dose of eye candy on the 2010 Mustang and now, after the exciting announcement of the hot 2010 Shelby GT500, we are back to give you something more to adorn your computer’s wallpaper with.  These official hi-res images of the Ford 2010 GT500 should give you and any passerby a serious heart rate and/or adrenaline increase upon sight.  Hmm, I think we have our favorite already applied…we are lovin’ those wheels!  Enjoy, everyone. Continue Reading →