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Obsession | Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Jun 21st, 2009 | Categories: Americana, Cars | by Michael Williams

As far as American muscle cars go the reincarnated Challengers and Chargers are pretty slick, but I’m not a Mopar guy I’m a Ford man. The redesigned Mustangs have largely disappointed me, with the Shelby GT500 (which sells for about 46K) being a whole entire story altogether. The Shelby GT500 is one tasty automobile and I’d be happy to play the part of McQueen and take on the Charger any day.

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I’ve long been a fan of Carroll Shelby’s Mustangs and the 2010 does not disappoint (although I don’t imagine Carroll is too involved in design at this point). While racing stripes could be the most overused thing in automotive styling, they work perfectly in the Gt500. The front cobra badge (which looks great set to the left to allow for better cooling of the engine) clean up the front grill and provide for a much meaner stance in the Shelby model. Not to mention the supercharged and intercooled 5.4-liter dual overhead cam V-8 engine that will do a good job of keeping your head pressed to the seat.

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The complete photo gallery of the 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 can be viewed here.

Comments: 13

13 Comments to “Obsession | Ford Mustang Shelby GT500”

  1. Ryan
    on Jun 21st, 2009
    @ 11:38 AM

    Great car (in a straight line, but that’s what they are for!) There is nothing on the planet that makes me think more of my Father than a Ford Muscle Car. He sold his 429 Cobra to purchase the house I grew up in and has always loved everything they have produced (almost, minus the 80′s 4-bangers). Between my Father and his best buddy they have amassed quite the collection of vintage Ford Muscle. 1971 GT350, 1968 BOSS 429, Ranchero w/427SOHC, BOSS 351, and then the new ones: Mystic Cobra, 2005 Cobra R, and the always ridiculous GT40 in black with silver stripes. If you’re ever near Chicago and have time for a two hour road trip, we should go for a ride (if it’s nice out!)

  2. Sean
    on Jun 21st, 2009
    @ 11:39 AM

    FTW – http://twitpic.com/80dn1

  3. Michael Williams
    on Jun 21st, 2009
    @ 11:50 AM

    Ryan — Sounds amazing…thanks for sharing!

    Sean — you are right about that. Choice vehicle selection sir, choice.

    ACL

  4. Comfortably Smug
    on Jun 21st, 2009
    @ 11:50 AM

    http://tinyurl.com/kwl9mz

    The GT 500KR is something you’d dig.

  5. Rob
    on Jun 21st, 2009
    @ 12:06 PM

    I see no mention of GM. I’ll take the new Camaro (or an old one) over a Mustang any day.

  6. Michael Williams
    on Jun 21st, 2009
    @ 12:31 PM

    I don’t really like the Camaro, except for the late sixties early seventies version. I especially don’t like the new Camaro at all. But you know what they say, opinions are like assholes, everybody has one.

    ACL

    P.S. Book of cliches coming along nicely.

  7. Gefundenes Fressen
    on Jun 21st, 2009
    @ 5:11 PM

    I am usually not that fond of modern versions, of classic car models. An old ’67/’73 “Eleanor” is a stunner, and it is impossible to match it’s looks and history with a modern sequel.

    With that said, the new Shelby GT500 really has a great look. It has the true American “muscle car” esthetic, but it feels totally up to date. I think the same holds for the Challenger, which I quite like. The Charger though, was rather disappointing in my mind.

  8. dan
    on Jun 22nd, 2009
    @ 1:24 PM

    The new Camaro is a nice looking vehicle and from what I’ve read (if I read it on the ‘net it must be true) it performs nicely.

    Unfortunately, a 2 year old GM product sounds and feels worse than a 15 year old Toyota.

  9. moldy
    on Jun 22nd, 2009
    @ 2:31 PM

    I’ll take a 2009 Bullitt over the GT500. The GT500 is just too expensive and flashy for me.

  10. Kevin
    on Jun 22nd, 2009
    @ 3:08 PM

    My brother in law has a GT500 Convertible. A cool car but it screams midlife crisis, atleast for him it does.

  11. jp
    on Jun 22nd, 2009
    @ 7:19 PM

    Charger – new or old, they are both hot cars. I agree on the Camaro, only the 60′s do it for me.

    For me, the Eleanor is not all that – its a “kit” car.

  12. J
    on Jun 24th, 2009
    @ 12:53 PM

    My wife designed the color and materials for the interior and exterior and I am very proud of her. The black on black stripe (matte on gloss) is exceptional.

  13. Ford Mustang
    on Jan 9th, 2010
    @ 4:25 AM

    Well, with 540 horsepower on tap, whatever you think of it, its gotta be a wild ride.

    You’re looking at a “stock” 12 second car. I wouldn’t mind a test race…um I mean a test drive.