If there's one thing Ford has learned in recent months, it's the magic that comes with combining the words "Mustang" and "Shelby." Throw in the harsh reality that Ford needs all the magic it can conjure these days, and you have the makings of yet another Shelby Mustang. Following closely (some might say too closely) on the heels of the Shelby GT500 and Shelby GT-H, this latest hot-rod pony is simply dubbed "Shelby GT" and is, for the most part, a retail version of the GT-H rental car offered through select Hertz agencies.
Inside Line recently piloted the 2007 Shelby GT at Ford's proving grounds in Dearborn, Michigan, and while we'd have preferred a full-fledged road test, our limited seat time did confirm that Carroll Shelby still has some compelling tricks up his sleeve.
"GT" plus "Ford Racing" equals "Shelby GT" Shelby Automobiles, based in Las Vegas, begins with a stock Mustang GT and adds a Ford Racing Power Pack and Handling Pack to each car. The Power Pack consists of a 90-millimeter cold-air intake, reworked engine calibration, upgraded exhaust flow (via a new X-pipe) and a shorter rear axle ratio (3.55 versus the GT's 3.31). And while the rental GT-H comes in automatic form only, the Shelby GT can be had with a slushbox or a five-speed manual transmission featuring a Hurst short-throw shifter.
The Handling Pack consists of shorter springs, stiffer dampers and an upgraded front antiroll bar. The shorter springs drop the car 1.5 inches, which is unfortunate in the sense that it makes seeing these upgraded parts -- all of them painted a shimmering shade of Ford Blue -- even harder to see unless you have access to a vehicle lift. A front strut-tower brace and P235/55ZR18 tires complete the Shelby GT's handling upgrades.
Once again, Carroll leaves his mark While both the Power Pack and Handling Pack are available to anyone willing to visit the Ford Racing catalog (or Web site), the Shelby GT's styling modifications are not so easily replicated. They begin with a pair of silver Le Mans racing stripes painted over either a white or black coupe (no convertible versions are planned). Additional "Shelby GT" side stripes connect the 18-inch chrome wheels and run underneath unique side scoops (just ahead of the rear wheelwells). A lower front fascia with a brushed-aluminum grille -- minus foglights -- sits below a Cobra-inspired, non-functional hood scoop. Perhaps our favorite exterior design cue is the "SHELBY" spelled out across the trunk lid in individual, classic-font letters, just as it appeared on the 1968 GT500 KR.
The Shelby theme continues inside with "Shelby GT" floor mats, doorsill plates and an authentication plate above the center stack featuring a CSX number (a matching CSX numbered tag is located in the engine compartment).
Classic design cues, modern performance While the Shelby badging clearly identifies who put this Mustang together, our favorite interior component has to be the Hurst shifter, both for its classic chrome-and-cue-ball look as well as its powerful, purposeful feel. It's this sort of shifter action, along with the Shelby GT's baritone exhaust warble and immediate throttle response, that truly evokes the muscle car era from which the Shelby legend springs. The real difference comes with 40 years of progress, meaning you now can enjoy those traits plus inspired steering feel and predictable at-the-limit handling. On the proving grounds we repeatedly tossed this newest pony car into sharp corners for the sheer joy of throwing the tail out and reeling it back in.
A Way Forward by looking back? Beyond its obvious performance and image-building characteristics, the Shelby GT is an example of what Ford is calling its "Go Fast" decision-making progress. What this essentially boils down to is removing the traditional corporate barriers that inhibit flexible and nimble product development. Or, as Mark Fields put it, "We need to cut through the bureaucratic bull." No joke -- you can hear him use these exact words at www.fordboldmoves.com, where a series of Web-based documentaries are portraying Ford's efforts to find "The Way Forward."
Of course, some might argue that building a new car inspired by a 40-year-old car doesn't seem like "forward" thinking. But Ford's desire to offer "a steed for every need" means the company is recognizing the increased fragmentation of the marketplace while simultaneously answering it with highly specialized, limited-production vehicles. If Toyota can sell dealer-customized Scions to the youth of America, why shouldn't Ford provide a series of Mustangs that range in price from $19,995 (V6 Coupe) to $45,755 (Shelby GT500 convertible)?
This Shelby GT version of the Mustang will cost approximately $35,000 and go on sale at the beginning of 2007. If you still believe in that "Mustang" and "Shelby" magic, but you don't want to spend Porsche Boxster-like money, Ford's got a new steed to meet your need.
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2007 Ford Mustang Overview
The 2007 Ford Mustang is offered in the following submodels: Convertible, Coupe. Available styles include GT Premium 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M), V6 Deluxe 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 5M), and GT Deluxe 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M). Mustang models are available with a 4.6 l-liter gas engine or a 4.0 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 300 hp, depending on engine type. The 2007 Mustang comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual. The 2007 Mustang comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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Price comparisons for used 2007 Ford Mustang trim styles:
The 2007 Ford Mustang GT Deluxe is priced around $12498 with average odometer reading of 69051 miles.
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Review This is my 4th car in two years; I've had an Accord, an 86 Camaro, a Camry, and now this and I LOVE IT! It's as fast as my V8 Camaro was and the handling is impeccable. I live in Colorado and it even does well in icy conditions given my previous training with rear-wheel drive. The interior is comfortable and smart looking and the exterior is simply HOT. Gas mileage is decent at around 21 mpg compared to 14 mpg in my similar performing V8 Camaro. Though only complaint I have to say quip about is the quality; I've had it since November and it squeaks like a wild horse. I played the stereo too loud and now the glass in the side view mirrors is loose and rattles! The cheap plastic can cut you.
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2007 ford mustang GT Premium 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M), 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 18 combined MPG 15 city MPG/23 highway MPG
2007 ford mustang V6 Deluxe 2dr Coupe (4.0L 6cyl 5M), 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 20 combined MPG 17 city MPG/25 highway MPG
2007 ford mustang GT Deluxe 2dr Coupe (4.6L 8cyl 5M), 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 18 combined MPG 15 city MPG/23 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2007 Ford Mustang?
Available Ford Mustang 2007 Submodel Types: Coupe, Convertible, SVT Cobra, Boss 302, Mach 1 Premium, Hatchback, Mach 1 Premuim
Exterior Colors: Shadow Black, Black, Oxford White, Magnetic Metallic, Race Red, Ingot Silver Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Grabber Blue, Lightning Blue Metallic, Black Clearcoat, Sterling Gray Metallic, Torch Red Clearcoat, Triple Yellow Tri-Coat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Kona Blue Metallic, Windveil Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Performance White Clearcoat, Guard Metallic, Competition Orange, Satin Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Ebony, Royal Crimson Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Tungsten Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Alloy Clearcoat Metallic, Performance White, Screaming Yellow Clearcoat, Gotta Have it Green Metallic Tri-Coat, Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Brilliant Silver Clearcoat Metallic, Laser Red Tinted Clearcoat, Dark Candy Apple Red Clearcoat Metallic, Redfire Clearcoat Metallic, Legend Lime Clearcoat Metallic, Mineral Gray Clearcoat Metallic, Mineral Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Orange Fury Metallic Tri-Coat, Oxford White Clearcoat, Redfire Clearcoat, Sunset Gold Metallic, Bright Red, Rio Red Tinted Clearcoat, True Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Vista Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Yellow Blaze Metallic Tri-Coat, Zinc Yellow Clearcoat, 40th Anniversary Crimson Red, Dark Shadow Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Electric Green Clearcoat Metallic, Lava Red Metallic, Red Candy Metallic w/Tinted Clearcoat, Sonic Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Azure Blue, Crystal White, Crystal White Clearcoat, Grabber Orange Clearcoat, Performance Red Clearcoat, Satin Silver Clearcoat, Screaming Yellow, Silver Metallic, Ultra Red, Vapor Clearcoat Metallic, Vermillion Red, Vibrant White
Interior Colors: Ebony cloth, Ebony leather, Charcoal Black cloth, Charcoal Black leather, Dark Charcoal cloth, Dark Charcoal leather, Ceramic leather, Medium Stone cloth, Dark Charcoal, Ebony leather/sueded microfiber, Medium Parchment, Dark Saddle leather, Saddle leather, Medium Parchment cloth, Medium Stone leather, Midnight Blue leather, Ceramic cloth, Medium Parchment leather, Raven Black leather, Medium Graphite, Stone cloth, Black w/Chamois Accent leather, Dark Ceramic cloth, Dark Charcoal w/Red Accent leather, Light Graphite leather, Showstopper Red leather, Dark Charcoal w/Red Accent, Light Graphite cloth, Red Line leather, Black w/Dove Accent leather, Black w/Dove Accent premium leather, Black w/Red Accent leather, Cashmere leather, Dark Charcoal w/Medium Graphite, Dark Charcoal w/Medium Parchment, Light Graphite, Oxford White, Stone leather, Tan leather, Yellow Jacket leather
Popular Features: Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Aux Audio Inputs, Tire Pressure Warning, Post-collision safety system, Stability Control, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Upgraded Headlights, Bluetooth, Power Driver Seat, USB Inputs, Alarm, Back-up camera, Keyless Entry/Start, Rear Bench Seats, Leather Seats, Parking sensors, Auto Climate Control, Heated seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Cooled Seats, Soft Top, Trip Computer, Remote Start, Mobile Internet, Navigation, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Blind Spot Monitoring, Upgraded Stereo, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Pre-collision safety system, Sunroof/Moonroof