Launching next spring, the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR model features a 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 with a Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack that boosts engine output to an estimated 540 horsepower.
Produced in a limited edition of 1,000 units, the Shelby GT500KR coupe comes with a custom carbon composite hood with scoops and stainless steel twist-down hood pins, a lower front air dam with chrome-trimmed functional brake ducts and large 14-inch Brembo front brakes. The suspension has been modified with an emphasis on race-inspired handling.
Each KR model is identified by special 40th Anniversary KR badges on the fenders and grille, distinctive body colored mirror caps and Shelby lettering stretching across the front of the hood and along the rear portion of the deck lid. A special Shelby VIN tag is affixed to each vehicle, mounted in the engine compartment.
2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR - Specifications and Design Highlights:
# 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 producing an estimated 540-horsepower and 510 ft.-lbs. of torque
# Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack featuring revised calibration and cold air intake system
# 6-speed manual transmission with 3.73:1 rear axle ratio
# Ford Racing performance exhaust system
# Unique performance suspension tuning: springs, dampers, and stabilizer bars
# Shelby-designed 'GT500KR' 20-inch wheels (18-inch version for production)
# Ford Racing short-throw shifter and front strut tower brace
# Unique carbon composite hood featuring classic Shelby 'KR' design
# Front brake cooling ducts
# 'Shelby' lettering across the front edge of hood and rear decklid
# 40th Anniversary badges on the front quarter panels
# Carroll Shelby signature embroidered headrests and floor mats
# Official Shelby CSM 40th Anniversary GT500KR dash plate.