2008 Ford Shelby GT500 5.4L V8 Supercharger 6-speed Manual Consumer Review - One Fun Ride

2008 Ford Shelby GT500 - Consumer Review

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


I have a 2007 Vette CV to compare and the new GT 500 CV. The GT 500 is more fun to drive because it seems faster regardless of Road and Track articles. I am not into racing or burning tires but if you hold the GT 500 down very long you better have no distractions and a pretty long straight ahead of you because the pavement will go by like you are leaving the airport in a jet. The Vette has more options and obviously more finess. Compare a Vette to the Honda Goldwing and this new GT 500 to the Harley Vrod Screaming Eagle all of which I have owned. They are very different cars. I started off driving a Roush CV and moved to the 500 due to the subdued exhaust and better resale in my opinion

Favorite Features

The radio with the Shaker 1000 is as good a system as I have seen but I do not think the extra cost of the Shaker 1000 is worth it. There is very little difference with it on or off. The adjustable interior lights are too neat on the GT 500. Memory seats would be good.

Suggested Improvements

Electric seat on the passenger side and hidden antennae. Also the open hood vents will let water dump onto the engine if sitting in a rain. How dumb not to design the vents with a way to drain water away from the engine. I would rather they be closed off compared to the open vent they present
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