New Ford Shelby 2011

CARBARN  | New Ford Shelby 2011 | One car very desirable by men who love the speed, maybe you know with this car with its first model, but now this car has been reassembled with a style more wow very challenging, want to know? The following report You could say Ford�s Special Vehicle Team is now officially on a roll. Coming hot on the wheels of the amazing Ford F-150 Raptor�an offroad racer�s dream come true�the SVT group has rolled out a worthy successor: The 2011 Ford Shelby GT500.

Scheduled to go into production later this year, the new GT500 is a perfect example of addition by subtraction, and it all starts right under the hood. The Shelby boasts an all-new, all-aluminum V8 that weighs a full 102 lbs less than the cast-iron engine that powered the �10 model, while still making 550 hp (10 more than last year�s GT500) and 510 lb-ft of torque. The supercharged engine also marks the first use of an innovative, Ford technology that replaces the cast-iron cylinder liners found on most aluminum blocks with a sprayed-on, nanoparticle-containing. composite coating. The result improves engine performance and durability while shaving another 8.5 lbs off the car�s weight.

But not only does the weight loss translate into a performance gain, but it also helps at the gas pumps. The 2011 Shelby GT500 will be the first modern Shelby to avoid the U.S. �gas guzzler� tax and is expected to achieve EPA ratings of 23 mpg highway, 15 mpg city. Another big change for the Shelby is its cutting-edge Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) system, which replaces the standard hydraulic unit from 2010. According to Ford, �EPAS makes for a dramatic contribution to Shelby GT500 driving dynamics, with improved torque buildup and road feel that delivers quicker and more precise steering.�


For customers who need even more of a good thing, Ford also is offering an SVT Performance Package for the Shelby. Drivers get GT500-specific tires, lighter wheels, unique styling cues, a higher rear axle ratio and stiffer springs�and a track-ready monster that can lap Ford�s 2.3-mile test track 3 seconds faster than the 2010 model. Finally, Ford is delivering a much-improved convertible model that is significantly stiffer than the previous year�s version, providing a driving experience that better matches that of the coupe.


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