In the year 2007, Ford is slated to release a new Mustang vehicle known as the Ford Shelby GT500. The vehicle was first introduced in the year 2003 at the New York International Auto Show.
The Ford Shelby GT500 employs a 5.4 L Modular supercharged V8 Configuration. Additional distinguishing features on the vehicle include a six speed Tremec TR 6060 manual transmission, a body kit, suspension tuning, and eighteen inch wheels. The Shelby GT500 was first delivered in the spring of 2006.
The Ford Shelby GT500 is a collaborative effort between Carroll Shelby and Ford’s Special Vehicle unit. For the first three years of its existence, the Ford Shelby GT500 will be produced on a limited basis – only around ten thousand vehicles per year. It is currently made in the state of Michigan at Ford’s Flat Rock assembly plant.
The right to purchase the very first Ford Shelby GT500 was auctioned off in January 2006 for $648,000. The proceeds from the sale are slated to benefit the Carroll Shelby Children’s Foundation.
The American multinational corporation known as the Ford Motor Company is the third largest car manufacturer in the world in terms of global sales. In 2006, Ford was ranked as America’s second biggest car maker.