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2011 ShelbyGT500

2011 Ford Shelby GT500

2011 Shelby GT500

In place of previous years’ cast-iron V-8 was an all-new aluminum-block 5.4-liter that pushed output to 550 supercharged horsepower. Also new for 2011 was the “SVT Performance Package,” which offered stiffer springs and damper rates, a 3.73:1 rear axle ratio and suspension upgrades for sharper handling. Perhaps the most surprising was that the more powerful V-8 was also more fuel efficient. The EPA rating of 15 mpg city and 23 mpg highway made the 2011 version the first modern GT500 to avoid the federal gas-guzzler tax.

Engine
Type: 90-degree, DOHC 32-Valve supercharged aluminum V-8
Displacement: 5.4L / 330 CID
Horsepower: 550 hp @ 6200 rpm
Torque: 510 lbs.-ft. @ 4250 rpm
Bore x Stroke: 3.55 in. x 4.17 in.
Compression:  8.4:1

Suspension
Front: Modified (reverse-L) MacPherson strut, 34mm stabilizer bar, coil springs
Rear: 3-link solid axle with coil springs, panhard rod, 24mm solid stabilizer bar

Brakes
Front: 14.0 in. vented Brembo disc, four-piston aluminum caliper
Rear: 11.8 in. vented disc, single-piston caliper
ABS: Four channel, four-sensor ABS system with EBD, linked to all-speed traction control

Wheels/Tires
Wheels: 19 x 9.5 in. forged aluminum wheels with SVT center caps
Tires: Coupe - P265/40ZR-19 Front; P285/35ZR-19 Rear

Performance

0-60 mph: 4.1 seconds (Motor Trend)
60-0 mph braking: 103 feet (Motor Trend)
1/4-mile @ MPH: 12.35 seconds @ 115.8 mph (Motor Trend)
 
Production
Total Produced: 5,100
Total Coupe Produced: 4,150
 - Black: 1,470
 - Race Red: 869
 - Kona Blue: 587
 - Performance White: 425
 - Sterling Grey: 410
 - Ingot Silver: 218
 - Grabber Blue: 171
Total Convertible Produced: 950
 - Black: 333
 - Race Red: 201
 - Kona Blue: 131
 - Performance White: 102
 - Sterling Grey: 82
 - Brilliant Silver: 61
 - Grabber Blue: 40