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2008 Shelby GT500

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2008 Shelby GT500

For the 2008 model year, a new exterior color called Vapor Silver was added to the paint palette, replacing Tungsten Grey. Ebony and Alloy stripes entered the lineup and the much sought-after “Red Stripe package” cars from late-2007 carried over into 2008, but only in limited numbers and only on black or white convertibles. Optional HID headlights – a Mustang first – also graced the 2008 GT500.

Engine
Type: 90-degree, DOHC 32-Valve supercharged V-8
Displacement: 5.4L / 330 CID
Horsepower: 500 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque: 480 lbs.-ft. @ 4500 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: 18 x 9.5 in. machined aluminum wheels with SVT center caps
Tires: P255/45ZR-18 (Front); 285/40ZR-18 (Rear); BSW high-performance

Performance

0-60 mph: 4.5 seconds (Motor Trend)
60-0 mph braking: 112 feet (Motor Trend)
1/4-mile @ MPH: 12.6 seconds @ 114.2 mph (Motor Trend)
 
Production
Total Produced: 8,583
Total Coupe Produced: 6,513

 - White: 1,504 (Including 128 w/ Red Package)
 - Red: 1,367
 - Black: 1,278 (Including 169 w/ Red package)
 - Vapor: 971
 - Blue: 869
 - Alloy: 314
 - Orange: 210
Total Convertible Produced: 2,070
 - Black: 682 (Including 131 w/ Red Package)
 - Red: 463
 - White: 330 (Including 110 w/ Red Package)
 - Vapor: 245
 - Blue: 181
 - Alloy: 88
 - Orange: 81