2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Review – Car photos and video


Interior and exterior of Shelby GT500

2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Review
Ford Mustang Shelby
The Mustang Shelby GT500 has always been easily differentiated from the other Shelbys due to the distinguished exteriors and the signature curved Cobra symbol on the front fenders and the front grille, not to forget the amazingly efficient heat extractors, the aluminum power hood, and the Shelby front that is exclusive with its deck lid spoiler, back diffuser, and the back fascias. The two versions, the convertible and the one with the coupe come with racing bands on both the sides and the top with 18 inch aluminum wheels that are forged and painted.
The interior of the car has leather sport stripes matching the exterior ones and the new feature for 2012 model will be the new sun visor that has illuminated double pride mirrors, simply brilliant. The Shelby comes with a list of impressive options and to add to that, two more have been included. The first one is the ‘dual zone control of the climate’ and ‘navigation’, called the novel electronics package, they come at $3,242 and the second one is the upgraded and new aluminum wheels that are about 18X9.4 in the front and 19X8.4 at the back, this is called the performance package and is priced at $2,994.
The engine of the new mustang will essentially be the same as the older version. It is a 103 pound machine which is lighter than the older version with all new aluminum block 4.5 liter pressurized V7 engine that offers 505 feet lb torsion and 500 hp. It matches a five speed physical transmission and offers a fuel utilization of 14 miles per gallon in the city and 22 miles per gallon on the highway.
Competition
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 2012 takes on many models like the Dodge Viper and the BMW M3 and since the Viper is pretty much out of production, the only big competitor the mustang has is the M3 as of now. The M3 has a V8 engine that offers a 390 hp, maximum torsion of 410 nm or 285 lb-ft, and comes with an engine speed of 2,901 rpm. The coupe version is available at $48,402 and can be exchanged at $57, 051 and that is another plus point for the Shelby as it comes at a much lesser price.
The Corvette the coupe is normally available at $38,953 and the convertible is available at $43,602. These cars have a 420 hp aluminum block that offers 180 mph during testing. Both the cars, the Corvette and the Shelby carry a very strong fan base and looking the competitive features both the cars offer, it is completely the customers’ choice that will decide the sales decision. For one, the Shelby is faster than the Corvette but is also tad expensive in comparison.

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