Chassis No: 1FA6P8SJ5M5500115
Odometer: 8 Miles
Engine: 5.2 Litre Predator V8 Supercharged Cross Plane Crank
Transmission: Tremec® 7-Speed Dual Clutch Transmission
Performance: 760 bhp @ 6,500 rpm / 625 lb-ft > 0-60 mph 3.3 sec / 180 mph (electronically governed)
Exterior: Carbonized Gray
Interior: Ebony Leather Recaro Seats with Dark Slate Miko® Suede Inserts
“Le Mans might have been where Carroll Shelby sealed a historic victory for Ford back in 1966, but Las Vegas is where his brand, his legacy, Shelby American, lives on today. It’s also, by no coincidence whatsoever, where Ford has chosen to launch the 2020 Shelby GT500. The fastest, best-handling Mustang – maybe muscle car, period – of them all, Ford says. But then they would. We’re here to test that claim on road, track and drag strip – Top Gear”.
Dating back to the late 1960s, the Shelby GT500 returned in 2020 after a six-year hiatus. The first iteration of the sixth-gen Mustang to sport a supercharged V-8 engine, this GT500 is also the most powerful street-legal Ford to date, even when compared to the Ford GT supercar. The GT500 also borrows some tech from the GT, as well as from the race-spec Mustang GT4. The first GT500 in five years is aimed at the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. And needless to say, it has enough power to leave both its rivals behind in a cloud of dust. Arguably the biggest news is that the supercharged V-8 delivers in excess of 750 horsepower.
DETROIT, Jan. 14, 2019 – The all-new Shelby GT500 – the pinnacle of any pony car ever engineered by Ford Performance – delivers on its heritage with more than 750 horsepower for the quickest street-legal acceleration and most high-performance technology to date ever offered in a Ford Mustang.
“Carroll was always working on the next faster Shelby, I think he would love this Mustang more than any other,” said Jim Farley, Ford president, global markets. “A takedown artist, the new Shelby GT500 will surprise supercar owners with its Ford Performance racing tech, supercharged engine and visceral swagger.”
Arriving the fall of 2019 to join its Shelby GT350 stablemate, Shelby GT500 engineered to attack on all fronts. At the drag strip, it’s set to produce a projected 760 horsepower via its first-in-class dual-clutch transmission. At the track, performance improves even more thanks to its race-bred chassis, custom Michelin tires and the largest front brake rotors ever available on an American sports coupe. On the street, its menacing aerodynamic design and Ford Performance driver control technologies make every moment behind the wheel even more exhilarating.
In the process of making the all-new Shelby GT500 the quickest street-legal Mustang ever, Ford Performance created an exclusive powertrain to deliver new levels of power and torque.
“With its supercar-level powertrain, the all-new Shelby GT500 takes the sixth-generation Mustang to a performance level once reserved only for exotics,” said Hermann Salenbauch, global director, Ford Performance vehicle programs. “As a Mustang, it has to be attainable and punch above its weight. To that end, we’ve set a new standard among American performance cars with our most powerful street-legal V8 engine to date, plus the quickest-shifting transmission ever in a Mustang for all-out precision and speed.”
Shelby GT500 starts with a supercharged 5.2-liter aluminum alloy engine built by hand. To keep the intake air cooler and deliver a lower center of gravity, the team inverted a 2.65-liter roots-type supercharger with air-to-liquid intercooler tucked neatly in the V8 engine valley.
To channel power and torque to the unique carbon fiber driveshaft, Ford Performance leveraged learnings from the tuning of its Ford GT supercar’s dual-clutch transmission. The team selected a TREMEC® 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which can shift smoothly in less than 100 milliseconds – markedly faster than any manual gearbox. This dual-clutch transmission is designed for a number of drive modes, including normal, slippery, sport, drag and track, and features line-lock and rpm-selectable launch control through selectable Track Apps.
To harness the power and torque of the most powerful Mustang ever made for the street requires cutting-edge active chassis technology, track-bred Michelin tires and Brembo® brakes – all dialed in by Ford Performance.
Shelby GT500 takes advantage of revised suspension geometry, a new electronic power steering unit and lighter-weight coil springs front and rear. Next-generation active MagneRide™ suspension is baked-in, along with the latest in advanced drive mode technologies from Ford Performance. The payoff is the highest-ever lateral acceleration from a Mustang for greater track performance and driver control.
Putting all this chassis hardware to the pavement, custom Ford Performance-spec Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires and more aggressive Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires feature unique compounds and tread. To provide track-ready stopping power, massive 16.5-inch (420-millimeter) two-piece rotors are added – the largest of any domestic sports coupe – plus larger, stiffer Brembo six-piston calipers. With 20 percent more swept area than the Shelby GT350’s, these brakes have more than 30 percent additional thermal mass in the front corners.
Two handling packages with increasing levels of capability are offered for the all-new Shelby GT500. An available Handling Package includes adjustable strut top mounts and spoiler with Gurney flap. For the truly hardcore, an available Carbon Fiber Track Package features exposed 20-inch carbon fiber wheels with 0.5-inch-wider rear wheels (11.5-inch), custom Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, adjustable exposed carbon fiber GT4 track wing and splitter wickers with integrated dive plane. The rear seat is deleted to reduce weight. Thanks to a cross-functional team of designers, Ford Performance engineers and motorsports collaborators, the 2020 Shelby GT500 has functional track-hero looks to match its performance capabilities.
“With a double front grille opening and 50 percent more cooling pack airflow versus the Shelby GT350, along with the most advanced aero components and downforce we’ve ever offered, every millimeter of Shelby GT500’s fastback design is aimed at improving performance,” said Melvin Betancourt, Ford design manager.
Those large angular grille openings and muscular hood combine for a menacing, aerodynamic-led design inspired by modern fighter jet aircraft. The car’s wider front fenders and stance housing Shelby GT500-specific 20×11-inch wheels proportionally align to its rear fenders that hug up to 20×11.5-inch wheels. A standard new rear spoiler and updated composite materials in the rear diffuser result in added thermal management.
The team leveraged Ford’s motorsports technical center in North Carolina and Windshear, with its rolling wind tunnel – where top-tier racing teams test – to perfect the design of the Shelby GT500. Front fascia openings are more than doubled versus the Shelby GT350, while six heat exchangers are stuffed in to increase cooling pack airflow by more than 50 percent. A massive 31×28-inch louvered hood vent features a removable aluminum rain tray for better air extraction and increased downforce.
Shelby GT500’s purpose-built cockpit boasts race-inspired premium materials and unique finishes worthy of its world-class power. Premium touch points include an available exposed carbon fiber instrument panel appliqué and new door panel inserts in Dark Slate Miko® suede with accent stitching. Available Recaro racing seats with firm side bolstering and pass-throughs for safety harnesses offer the highest level of performance. For those looking for even greater comfort, power-adjustable seating with Miko suede inserts is offered. The all-new Shelby GT500 picks up a 12-inch full-color LCD instrument cluster, while a high-performance custom-tuned 12-speaker B&O® Play premium audio system is available. All of this is controlled via an 8-inch SYNC® 3 touch screen featuring SiriusXM and FordPass Connect™.
Speedart Motorsports is delighted to announce one of our latest exhibits, available for sale and offered for the first time in the market place. Therefore, the next custodian will be the first registered owner of this magnificent Shelby who may choose to hibernate the car as part of any prominent collection or purposely enjoy as it was intended to.
Chassis M0293 rolled off the Flat Rock assembly plant on the second week of March, 2021 and expedited to its designated dealer on the same month with the pre-delivery inspection performed on March 30 and subsequently purchased by Speedart Motorsports.
This track weapon was specifically ordered with the Carbonized Gray (new for 2021) exterior enamel , reminiscent of the cult icon ‘Eleanor’ and in unison with its aggressive nature. The menacing livery of the automobile is complemented by the $18,500 Carbon Fiber Track Pack, a semester of college tuition worth of go-fast goodies referred to as the ‘Golden Ticket’.
The package includes 20-inch exposed carbon-fiber wheels, wheel locks, Michelin Sport Cup 2 tires, exposed carbon fiber GT4 rear wing, carbon fiber instrument panel, splitter wickers, a rear seat delete, and Recaro leather-trimmed seats with Dark Slate Miko suede inserts. The upgraded hardware will help the GT500 lose weight and set some blistering lap times or run even quicker at the drag strip.
The motorcar was additionally specified with the Technology Package, which tacks on a 12-speaker system with a subwoofer by Bang and Olufsen, a CD player and HD radio, blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, and LED door-projector courtesy puddle lamps (in the shape of the Shelby Cobra), voice-activated touchscreen navigation and SiriusXM satellite radio with Travel Link. This package adds certain creature comforts for civilian use, like the blind-spot monitoring and hands-free voice-activated navigation.
An addendum of $25,565 over the base price includes every available option at the time of production with the exception of the racing stripes that were deliberately substituted by the side lower graphics for a more elegant and timeless appeal.
Carbon Fiber Track Pack $18,500
Technology Package $3,000
Vinyl Side Stripes $375
Painted Black Roof $695
Custom Satin Stretched Indoor Cover $395
The odometer currently displays 8 factory testing miles, never subjected to public road traffic or exposed to any outdoor elements after its delivery in to our showroom. At its present condition this untamed pony car is free of any blemishes or imperfections both on the exterior and inside the business office, constituting this magnificent specimen as an unmolested example. The original factory warranty is valid through April 1, 2024 with an additional 2 year /60,000 miles (total) for the power train.
The sale of the 2021 Shelby GT 500 is accompanied by all keys, original window label, owner’s & service manuals, Shelby branded indoor dust cover, EVO oil mist separator, front bumper cover kit, wheel lock key tool and all additional equipment as supplied by Ford Performance.
Speedart Motorsports invites all serious inquiries and interested parties to witness up-close and personal this outrageous Shelby at our Design District motorsports gallery.
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