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2008 Shelby GT500KR

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2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR

The “King of the Road” version of the GT500 was released as a limited-edition model that began life as a Shelby GT500 Mustang, which was shipped to the Shelby Automobiles facility in Las Vegas, where upfitting to KR status was performed before being shipped to the selling dealer. The Ford SVT-engineered 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 was enhanced with a Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack to boost horsepower to 540 and torque to 510 foot-pounds. The added power came via revised ignition and air/fuel calibration, a throaty Ford Racing-inspired dual exhaust and a cold-air intake system that was specially designed to mate perfectly against the KR’s unique carbon fiber hood.

Engine
Type: 90-degree DOHC supercharged V-8
Displacement: 5.4 liters / 330 cid
Horsepower: 540 hp @ 6,250 RPM
Torque: 510 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 RPM
Bore x Stroke 90.22mm x 105.8mm (3.552" x 4.165")
Compression: 8.4:1

Suspension
Front: Reverse-L independent MacPherson strut, 34-mm tubular sway bar, Ford Racing front strut tower brace, uniquely tuned struts & shocks
Rear: 3-link solid axle with coil springs, Panhard rod, 24-mm solid sway bar and uniquely tuned shocks & springs

Brakes
Front: 14 in. vented Brembo disc, four-piston aluminum caliper
Rear: 11.8 in. vented disc, dual-piston caliper
ABS: Four-channel ABS system, linked to all-speed traction control & electronic brake force distribution

Wheels / Tires
Wheels: Unique GT500KR 18" x 9.5" machined aluminum wheels with SVT/Shelby center caps and tire pressure monitoring system
Tires:  Exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 tires made of an all-new compound
Front: 255/45Zx18
Rear: 285/40Zx18

Performance
0 – 60 MPH Acceleration: 4.3 seconds (Est.)
60 – 0 MPH Braking: 112 feet (Est.)
1/4-mile @ MPH: 12.5 seconds @ 114 mph (Est.)              

Production
Total 2008 GT500KR production (Coupe Only, Including Prototypes): 1,011
 - Silver Metallic with vista blue stripes: 476
 - Ebony Black with satin ebony stripes: 328
 - Colorado Red with silver stripes: 107
 - Vista Blue with silver stripes: 100