Shelby GT500: A Legacy of Speed and Dominance

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In the realm of American sports cars, the upcoming 800-horsepower S650 Ford Mustang GTD is poised to reign supreme, representing the pinnacle of power. However, its predecessor, the S550 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, still holds its own in the realm of performance.

Both the S650 GTD and the S550 GT500 share a potent 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, also found in the 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R. This versatile powerplant boasts various iterations, ranging from 700 to 800 horsepower, catering to different performance needs.

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Despite the discontinuation of the S550 Shelby GT500, the legacy lives on through thrilling drag races showcased online. One such event featured a black Shelby GT500 facing off against formidable competitors, including a Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Convertible.

In this exhilarating showdown, the Shelby GT500 showcased its prowess, aided by its sticky tires and skilled driver, outperforming the Lamborghini with a remarkable 9.82-second quarter-mile time. Subsequent races against other contenders further cemented the GT500’s dominance, showcasing its unparalleled speed and performance capabilities.

As enthusiasts eagerly await the arrival of the S650 Ford Mustang GTD, the legacy of the Shelby GT500 continues to captivate with its impressive feats on and off the track.


By Sajda

Sajda is a car enthusiast, however, she is more focused on motorbikes.

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