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Old 05-03-2006, 02:08 PM   #1
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Has anyone else read this? Wow this car is a beast. Just about enough for me to drop outta college and send invest my school money into! haha... But seriously, this car is going to be incredible.

http://www.stangsunleashed.com/index...2_articleid=98
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Old 05-03-2006, 02:10 PM   #2
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I was JUST about to post this myself....from Ford Company News

I work for Ford....

2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Officially Rated at 500 Horsepower

DEARBORN, May 3, 2006 -- The most powerful factory-built Mustang ever just got even more potent. Final certification testing of the Shelby GT500’s 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 shows it will produce 500 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque -- 25 more horsepower than preliminary estimates.
"With 500 hp and the Shelby name, this car is an instant legend," said Hau Thai-Tang, director, Advanced Product Creation & SVT programs. "This is the most powerful, most capable Mustang ever."

The Ford Shelby GT500's supercharged 5.4-liter, 32-valve V-8 is a result of Ford's experience in developing the modular V-8 and V-10 engine series. The engine is force-fed air via a "Roots-type" supercharger providing 9 pounds per square inch of boost. It borrows the four-valve cylinder heads, piston rings and bearings, from the Ford GT engine.

The 500 hp rating was obtained using the Society of Automotive Engineer's latest standard and was witnessed by an objective third party. The Shelby GT500's 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 will be built at Ford's Romeo Engine Plant in Romeo, Mich. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

The right to purchase the first 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 was auctioned for $600,000, with the proceeds benefiting the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation. The 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 goes on sale this summer.

Technical Specifications

Type V-8
Manufacturing location Romeo, Mich.
Configuration Iron Block and Aluminum Heads
Intake manifold Cast-aluminum with Roots-type supercharger and air-to-water intercooler
Exhaust manifold Cast iron
Crankshaft Forged steel
Throttle Body Dual 60 mm, electronic
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Valve diameter Intake: 37.0 mm; Exhaust: 32.0 mm
Pistons Forged aluminum
Connecting Rods Cracked forged steel I-beams
Ignition Coil-on-plug
Bore x stroke 3.552 x 4.165 in. / 90.2x 105.8 mm
Displacement 330 cu. in. / 5,409 cc
Horsepower 500 hp @ 6,000 rpm (SAE Certified)
Torque 480 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm (SAE Certified)
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Redline 6,250 rpm
Idle Speed in Neutral 750 rpm
Engine control system Spanish Oak PCM
Required fuel Premium
Fuel Injection Electronic returnless sequential
Oil capacity / type 6.5 quarts / Motorcraft 5W-50 Full Synthetic Motor Oil
Coolant capacity 21 quarts
Peak Boost 9 psi



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Old 05-15-2006, 06:55 PM   #3
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500hp 480tq and the compression is only 8.4 to 1. Damn. Gotta have a lot of money because of price, also because it says it requires premium fuel. OUCH! Guess it doesn't really matter to the majority of the people (rich bastards) who buy it though.
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:44 PM   #4
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500hp 480tq and the compression is only 8.4 to 1. Damn.
I'm guessing that this is due to it being a factory supercharged car. It also means that this car has TONS of potential once you start upping the boost.
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Old 05-17-2006, 03:51 AM   #5
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500hp 480tq and the compression is only 8.4 to 1. Damn. Gotta have a lot of money because of price, also because it says it requires premium fuel. OUCH! Guess it doesn't really matter to the majority of the people (rich bastards) who buy it though.
The DOHC cars have always REQUIRED premium fuel since '96. What kind of gearhead doesn't run premium in a sports car?
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:17 AM   #6
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Any ideal what the Shelby's curb weight will be?
Any gas guzzler tax?
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