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2008 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe - Consumer Review

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By Paul Minter on


2008 Ford Shelby GT500 2dr Coupe (5.4L 8cyl S/C 6M)


A Brit, lived in US for 8 years, could not afford a Mustang in UK, bought a new GT in 06 & just loved this American Icon, traded for GT500 in July 08 & wow!, Here's a bit of plagiarism from the UK's "Top Gear" auto review TV program "Floor the throttle and the big V8 talks to you, roaring and whistling, the gearbox rattles under load and the axle whines and moans. This engine is pure theatre, bellowing its barely contained rage as the rear tyres bend and twist in search of grip." actually this was written when the GT was launched but is applies to 500. Owned some tasty European sports erotica from, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Lotus. America be proud of this beast, no one else could make it.

Best Features

Frontal look aggressive, supercharger whine, a turn on, Le Mans stripe evocative of a past & glorius racing era, premium package provides sufficient prestige without taking the "Im really a tricked out sport coupe" route.Things get out of the way in front & Z06's want to test you these are features

Worst Features

Got to have louder mufflers ( I now have) these don't even compare to GT, Interior needs to differ more from standard GT, not upgrade just more design difference, Lose a bit of overall weight. Paint stripes not stick on, raise passenger seat marginally & automate this seat.
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