New 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe and Convertible Revealed (photo)

5 01 2009

Ford unveils the most powerful of new Mustang the 2010 Shelby GT500, which has had its strength hiked to 540hp / 402kW and some 510 foot pounds of torque. The new Shelby would be made its officially debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January.


“We’re proud of the many enhancements that were urbanized jointly by the Ford and Shelby Automobiles group last year that we’ve now incorporated into the new 2010 Shelby GT500,” said Carroll Shelby, founder of  Shelby Automobiles. “Building on what we educated to create the Shelby GT500KR, the new car offers a great combination of strength, handling and braking. It is rightly an elite car that is a great agreement of fun to ability.”

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The GT500 uses a 5.4-litre V8 engine with a supercharger to make its 540hp while redline is pegged at 6,250 rpm.

Some of the advances made to tolerate the new Shelby to create all that influence embrace an open-part intake and conical air filter instead of the more typical factory enclosed downright-panel procedure. Snaking to a cold-air place, the intake also helps get the coolest air workable into the order, dropping storm temps and increasing horsepower.

Routing all that energy and torque to the rear wheels is a six-speed guidebook transmission mated to a twin-album clasp. The grip itself has been upgraded to a copper/fiberglass merger and enlarged to 250mm discs, 35mm superior to the prior GT500’s. To keep the clasp from being undriveable on the avenue, the single device pedals the intermediate album, making for smoother launches and shifts. The transmission also gets some improvements to reduce clamor and trembling. Fifth and sixth gears are also made faintly taller, accounting for the 2mpg highway fuel efficiency improvements, while a shorter 3.55 ratio in the rear diff boosts acceleration in the worse gears.

2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible

Inside it features plenty of “GT500” and “SHELBY” logos, leather fittings, assert-started satellite navigation and custom interior lighting fitments.

All this driveline work means that the car will accelerate earlier than last year’s car, but Ford isn’t axiom how much closer just yet. With the likewise-prepared (but even shorter-geared at a 3.73 rear diff ratio) 540hp GT500KR making the 0-60mph (96km/h) dash in 4.1 seconds, suppose related facts from the 2010 classical.

Exterior appearance changes for 2010 are alike to those found on the ensign 2010 Mustang. The redesigned slimmer looked, enhanced interior and modernized lean all pass over where they are not replaced by sole rudiments. Special interest was paid to the front end of the car, which gets a redesigned splitter among other upgrades.

“We worked hard to get as much downforce with as little drag as possible,” said Kerry Baldori, chief functional wangle for SVT. “We sealed off the air that comes in the front so it can’t go underneath the car. We tired a lot time sealing components such as the stove and intercoolor to get rid of all the leak paths. The significance of this evolution of aerodynamics is we’ve enlarged downforce, reduced drag and enhanced the complete efficiency of the 2010 Shelby GT500.”

The suspension also gets new SVT tuning, with revised bounce and damper toll for better revolve organize, merit in part to work has done in the GT500KR encode. Handling broaden superior with new 19in Goodyear F1 Supercar tires on pretend aluminum wheels.

Photo gallery: 2010 Ford Shelby GT500



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