Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: The Story


The Shelby Mustang is one of the car legends most deeply rooted in the tastes of sports car enthusiasts. Learn, in this Ford Mustang Shelby timeline, the designs, redesigns, and tributes in the cinema, the history and evolution of the most famous and loved American Muscle Car around the world.

1967 Shelby GT350 Mustang

In 1967, Carroll Shelby created the Ford Mustang GT350, the first in a spectacular list of cars. He had a modified 7L V8 with 428 cubic inches of power, which was inspired by his team’s 1,2,3 at Le Mans.

This same year (1967) the GT500 was also presented with a “Cobra Le Mans” Ford V8 engine.

Mustang Shelby GT500 KR- Cobra Jet 1968

1968 The Cobra Jet Engine and GT500 KR (King of the Road) began development at the Factory. Among the major modifications to this engine are increased torque from 428 to 440 pound-feet.

Shelby GT500 Mustang 1969

For the 1969 Ford Mustang, the “Cobra” designation was removed and significantly remodeled, lengthening the body shape.

Shelby GT500 Mustang 1970

In 1970, due to the success of the 1969 model, the Ford Mustang GT500 built on its predecessor with a few cosmetic changes like a front spoiler and two black stripes. The engine was also perfected, taking into account the Federal Emission Standards in force in the United States.

1974 and 1978 Ford Mustang on the Big Screen

1974 the action film “Gone in 60 Seconds” is released, on which the famous film based on Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie was based; where the real star of the movie is a Custom Shelby GT500.

In 1978, the drama “Coming Home” premiered starring Luke Martin and Jane Fonda who drive a Shelby GT500 from ’68.

2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

In 2007, the 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was renewed. This engine was a special 500-horsepower V8 version powered with 5.4 liters of power.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 2009 Super Snake

In 2009, Carroll Shelby’s Super Snake (1967) had an update for the GT500. This model came to have 605 Horsepower, in addition to some performance and aesthetic modifications.

2010 Ford Mustang GT500

2010 was a special year for Ford Mustang as the entire line received a redesign. This year, the GT500 renewed the hood, nose, and grill. In addition to having substantial powertrain improvements borrowed from the KR reissue. Power increased from 500 to 540 Horsepower.

Ford Mustang GT500 2011

The 2011 GT500 maintained much of 2010, with the advantage of replacing cast iron with aluminum in the 5.4-liter V8 engine, which managed to raise power to 550 horsepower.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 2013

2013 was a special year for the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, known as the “Carroll Shelby Favorite” which had 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of torque, making this model the engine. highest regular horsepower output North America has ever offered.

For 2014, the 2013 Mustang featured in the action movie “Need For Speed” (2014) raised $ 300,000 for charity by selling it at auction.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 2020

For its 2020 edition, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a redesign that comes with all of Ford’s signature performance technology, road-tested and powered by a supercharged V8 engine, delivering over 700 horsepower. Without hesitation, the most powerful engine of this Muscular lineage.