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2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe

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By Rick Yarling
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Vehicle

2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe 2dr Coupe (5.4L 8cyl S/C 6M)


Review

I was one of a few owners that had a complete engine failure at 211 miles. It has been the greatest Mustang I have ever owned. I have entered it into 3 shows taking 2 thirds and one first place. It is a real head turner and eats Corvettes!


Favorite Features

The exterior design is great. Do not like the decals used for the stripe package, should be painted. Its ride is great, shifts extremely well and the power is supurb!


Suggested Improvements

Ford still can't figure out what to do with cup holders and how to properly place them as they relate to the stick shift. It would be nice if Carroll Shelby signed the car or had a registered plate on the engine compartment.


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Get it while you can
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By Doctieu
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2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe 2dr Coupe (5.4L 8cyl S/C 6M)


Review

Love the power and all the attention I get with this car. Having the name Shelby just explains it. The ride is quite comfortable for a muslce car. Paid over MSRP with no regrets. Absolutely incredible rush driving it, even at the speed limit. I want to be selfish and not recommend it to you because it will only be more prestigious for us to own.


Favorite Features

The front is jaw dropping, be careful it will bite! The option to super snake it to 725+ HP, incredible. Thinking about buying another GT500 to transform into super snake and leaving the 2007 orignal.


Suggested Improvements

The interior needs a little refinement. Wish the car came with rear window and side scoops...for a more muscular look.


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GT 500
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By Dave
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Vehicle

2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe 2dr Coupe (5.4L 8cyl S/C 6M)


Review

I waited for a year, I love it, I rated the reliability high so I hope it lives up to it. I used to own a Boss 302, they don't even compare, the Shelby is fast, and it feels great. The rear suspension could be better, it hops a little on rough roads. The six speed Tremec is smooth shifting, but the clutch is tough. It lets out just a little late for me, hopefully it can be adjusted. Great car, great look. Thank you Carroll, for another great American car.


Favorite Features

The 500 horses under the hood, that great motor.


Suggested Improvements

Deeper, louder mufflers, it has a great 2.5 inch X pipe all the way to those terrible mufflers, which will soon be Borlas.


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Shelby GT 500
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By Ralph Mangum
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Vehicle

2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe 2dr Coupe (5.4L 8cyl S/C 6M)


Review

This is a very quick car and is very much fun to drive. The car handles well and is good on gas if driven without flooring it. The workmanship is very good. I have not had any problems with mine, just a lot of fun. The car is hard to hook up in first or second gear but different tires could make the difference.


Favorite Features

The supercharger is what makes this car.


Suggested Improvements

The dash trim could be better, such as on the Mustang GT. Also, someway to handle the water that comes in via the holes in the hood. Maybe something similar to the shaker on the 69&70. Have a drain to carry the water a way from the engine.


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Retro Power with Comfort
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By Blue Witch
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2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe 2dr Coupe (5.4L 8cyl S/C 6M)


Review

Previosly owned 6-7 Vettes ('73-'95), plus early 70s Formula Firebirds and late 70s Trans Ams. While powerful, only the 73 Corvette 454 big block matched up w/ the Shelby GT 500. Both are breathtaking. The Shelby far outclasses the early-mid 90s Vettes. I traded a 2007 GT/CS for the Shelby. The GT's straight-line performance pales against all of the aforementioned muscle cars. Groused about paying the $10K over sticker premium, but now have zero regrets about price. The Shelby GT 500 is a legitimate $60K ride that is docile until you light the fuse. This is quite simply the best car I've ever owned. If you want your heart to pound the way it did at 21, this is the ticket.


Favorite Features

Eye-bulging acceleration. Throttle response. More passing gear than anything on the road. Decisive 6 speed shifter - never miss a shift. Curb appeal, head-turning "wow factor" and exterior aesthetics. Ride comfort. The Shelby GT 500 platform feels more stable than the Mustang GT.


Suggested Improvements

Interior design is strikingly similar to the Mustang GT. Not a bad thing, but for twice the price I expected more. The GT even had heated seats, whereas the Shelby doesn't. I'd also like an ambient air temp indicator to go w/ the compass display. The rear diffuser seems flimsy - same as the GT.


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