2011 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500: first model without a gas guzzler tax


Ford Mustang has showed the new 2011 Shelby GT500, with two new and more powerful engines. The most recent generation, the SVT and Shelby-engineered power vehicle gets an all-aluminum version of its already existing (2010 GT500) 5.4-liter V8. Improved performance and efficiency give the car a fresh new look.


Ford has changed the electric power navigation system, installing a new pedal box. Manufacturers reduced the ride height (11 millimeters in front, 8 millimeters at the rear), added slotted brake dust shields and installed a new 2.75-inch exhaust system. The model gets standard 19-inch aluminum wheels. The new GT500 will distribute 23 mpg on the freeway and 15 mpg in the city. The engine is rated at 550 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque.


Ford Mustang 2011 GT500 includes new Race Red and Ingot Silver Metallic paint colors, (in comparison with the Torch Red and Brilliant Silver Metallic of the 2010 models). The exterior indication for the 2011 model includes a coiled Cobra badge on the grille and front fenders.
The new Shelby’s major change is the option for a glass roof coupe. The latest Shelby GT500 will be the first model without a gas guzzler tax (an additional tax on the sale of vehicles that have poor fuel economy.)

Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang will be on sale this spring as a part of the full 2011 Mustang line.

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