One of the most recognized names in Racing History... Shelby's GT500 coupe says it all! The 2008 Ford Shelby GT500 carries on the long-running association between the Mustang and Carroll Shelby, the racing legend and automotive designer linked to Ford since the late 1950s and early '60s, when he used Ford engines in his Shelby Cobras. In fact, the 2008 Shelby GT500 is a throwback to the original 1960s-era GT500, which was one of Shelby's most famous Ford super-cars. Shelby GT500 features a 500-horsepower, 5.4 Liter, 32-valve supercharged and inter-cooled V8, which links to a Tremec six-speed manual transmission, performance-tuned suspension, and machined wheels. New tires all the way around.
In keeping with its status as a unique super-car in Ford's stable that's a step above the standard Mustang, the GT500 comes equipped a number of unique features, including functional air extractors in its reshaped hood and unique front and rear fascia treatments that give the car a more hunkered-down, muscular appearance. The Le Mans-style over-the-top racing stripe also help set the car apart from its Mustang brethren. The 2008 Shelby GT500 gets special treatment inside as well. You are definitely in a Shelby when you are surrounded by leather knowing the Cobra has your back!