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2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible

The new 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 delivers the most power and refinement ever for a Ford SVT-tuned performance Mustang – and a few surprises, too.

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible

“The 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 demonstrates Ford’s continuing commitment to high-performance vehicles,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “In addition to the numerous performance and refinement improvements inside and out, the 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is an estimated 2 miles per gallon more fuel efficient on the highway.”

2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible

“We’re proud of the many enhancements that were developed jointly by the Ford and Shelby Automobiles team last year that we’ve now incorporated into the new 2010 Shelby GT500,” said Carroll Shelby, founder of Shelby Automobiles. “Building on what we learned to create the Shelby GT500KR, this new car offers a great combination of power, handling and braking. It is truly a special car that is a great deal of fun to drive.”

Ford’s Special Vehicle Team used the gains made on the 40th anniversary edition Shelby GT500KR “King of the Road” Mustangs as the performance starting point and built from there. The design team, with a nod to the original Shelby Cobras from the 1960s, takes those design cues even further with nuanced improvements in both the coupe and convertible, each of which boasts a more-refined interior.

“Working together on the KR, the Ford and Shelby teams developed new systems to continually improve the iconic Mustang,” stated Amy Boylan, president of Shelby Automobiles. “Those lessons learned are incorporated into the 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. This approach will help maintain Mustang’s leadership position at the front of the pack and make the ownership experience even more enjoyable.”

“The muscle car segment is becoming even more competitive,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief nameplate engineer for SVT. “We need to uphold the Mustang badge with honor, the Shelby badge with honor and most importantly the Ford badge with honor. The 2010 GT500 is the car that will do all of that.”

Driving dynamics also are improved, thanks to SVT’s signature chassis tuning as well as new 19-inch Goodyear F1 Supercar tires and forged aluminum wheels on the 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 coupe and 18s on the convertible.

Spring and dampers have been optimized for better roll control, giving customers more confidence when braking, accelerating or turning. The new chassis tuning takes its philosophy from the KR program, with a greater emphasis placed on primary body control.

The base 2010 Mustang received a powerful new interior design. For the GT500, the interior design team members challenged themselves to raise the bar even higher to create the ultimate Shelby Mustang interior.

Using genuine materials such as real leather in all seats, real aluminum on the instrument panel and Alcantara inserts on the seats and steering wheel gave the appearance a precisely crafted, jewel-like yet functional feel. “You’ll definitely know you’re in a Shelby,” said Douglas Gaffka, Chief Designer, Shelby GT500.

The genuine aluminum finish panels have a unique-to-GT500 three-dimensional dimpled texture pattern inspired by racing clutch plates, braided hoses and cross-drilled racing brake rotors. The pattern has been painstakingly tuned to compensate for the compound curvature of the instrument panels. In addition, the “GT500″ logo has been discretely engraved into the aluminum in front of the passenger as a nod to classic Shelby Mustangs of the 1960s.

This unique aluminum finish panel is fully encapsulated by an exquisite soft seamless TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) instrument panel with a shape that resonates with Mustang’s powerful heritage. The center stack flows into the console and features a sub-flush shifter trim ring, flush cup holder door and lockable console stowage featuring the word “SHELBY” engraved in its Satin Liquid Chrome release button.

All 2010 Mustangs and Shelbys feature bright 360-degree rings surrounding the gauge cluster, uninterrupted by the steering column. These rings will come in chrome for the Mustang and a Satin Liquid Chrome finish for the GT500. This finish is featured throughout the interior. An intricate cobra is etched into the center of the aluminum steering wheel badge. The Shelby Cobra appears at startup on the navigation screen, and the familiar red “SVT” logo utilizes new ambient lighting to illuminate the door scuffplate.

“When customers drive this car, they’re not only going to be impressed by the performance and the Shelby heritage, but they’re going to see all these carefully designed details and know they’ve bought a well-crafted car,” Saridakis said.

Even the classic white shift knob – an icon of Shelby Mustang DNA from years past – received special attention. First, it had to be the traditional white. It also had to be specific to the Shelby. The answer was to combine the racing-stripes theme with the traditional “H” pattern found on shifters to create a one-of-a-kind knob. Like the exterior, the racing stripes wrap from end to end, encircling the knob.

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12 Responses to “ 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 & GT500 Convertible ”
  1. Leikoda Fuller says:

    HECK YES!!!!!!!!!! this is the coolest car ever it has everthing i wanted the nice engone the tires and rims and of couse the style u guys make the best cor ever in the world…..as u can see i’m crazy about ford’s they are the best vehicles ever and i hate chevy’s i think they s**ck and i have proof and i have witnesses too so yup…….u guys did a good job n this awesom car.,,,,keep it up!!!!

  2. del piero says:

    Wow……………….

    it is very fast…. about 320 km/h

    it is (KING OF THE ROAD)

    i like it baby

  3. Bishope says:

    Wow………..

    They are right it is the king of the road and I would what ever it talke to

    have the most wonderful car i had ever seen. And I say to the inventor of that

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    invention……Good Luck HomeI.

  4. Bishope says:

    Wow…….

    That car….. I am cruched on it….. I do not know what to say about that

    amaizing car???? My P.C.’s memory is full of Pictuers of that amaizong car

    that I’ll have in the Futuer…. and I would like If I had more picyuers of it

    IT IS THE MOST WONDERFUL CAR THAT I HAVE EVER MET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Bishope says:

    Yo…..

    Is is a really nice car man…. and it is the most comfortable,creative car i

    had ever seen in my intier life and think that the inventor want to have me

    de*d…………..HAHAHAHAHAHAH

  6. himanshu says:

    is it available in india ……..

    i want this ride

  7. himanshu says:

    and i wanna know its cost 4 india,,,,,,,,,,,,,,all versions

  8. himanshu says:

    this is d most dynamic ride ny1 can posess,,,i m in love wid tis car

  9. Essa says:

    Wow….
    This car is great..

  10. Aman says:

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    dis is da moay wonderful i ever seen

  11. DRE says:

    now thats cool

  12. shelby gt 500 says:

    that is a coolest car in the world


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