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2007 Shelby GT | Limited Production Shelby Mustang Magic

Mustang Shelby GT

The Shelby GT is the third modern Shelby Mustang produced through a collaboration of Ford and Shelby Automobiles. In addition to the 2007 Shelby GT500, Ford and Shelby created 500 copies of the Ford Shelby GT-H, which are available only through select Hertz rental centers.

“We have been overwhelmed at the number of people who want to buy a version of the Shelby GT-H,” said Carroll Shelby, CEO of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. “The Shelby GT will deliver the power and balanced handling of the Shelby GT-H, but with more performance potential, especially due to the available manual transmission.”

Modern Shelby Mustangs have proven to be extremely desirable among Mustang and Shelby enthusiasts. For example, in January an early production Shelby GT500 sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction for $600,000, with proceeds benefiting the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation. On July 28, a Shelby GT-H was sold for $250,000 at the EAA AirVenture, with proceeds benefiting the Youth Eagles aviation education program.

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Shelby-inspired performance, proven by Ford Racing

“The Shelby GT builds on the expertise of Ford Racing, the experience of Carroll Shelby and the Shelby team to deliver an incredible driving experience that is unmistakably Shelby ,” says Jamie Allison, manager, Ford Racing Performance Group. “And, like every Shelby Mustang should be, the Shelby GT is ready to be both a weekday driver and a weekend warrior for track days.”

The Shelby GT driving dynamics are fine tuned with the Ford Racing Handling Pack, which was developed by the same engineers that developed the Ford Racing FR500C, which won the 2005 Grand-Am Cup Championship. New coil springs drop the overall ride height by an inch-and-a-half for a more aggressive stance and reduced body roll. Stiffer dampers and front swaybar further enhance cornering feel and body control. To showcase the key performance modifications, Ford Racing painted all the key suspension components, including the damper, spring, and swaybar Ford Racing Blue.

A front strut-tower brace adds additional strength to the chassis structure, and P235/55ZR18 high-performance tires maximize the benefits of the chassis upgrades.

Under hood, the Ford Racing Power Pack increases the output of the naturally aspirated, three-valve, 4.6-liter V-8 to 325-horsepower, and 330 pound-feet of torque. The Power Pack includes a 90 millimeter cold-air intake and a new performance engine calibration for improved response. The high-flow exhaust system with X-pipe crossover offers better power delivery and a throaty V-8 exhaust note. A shorter rear-axle ratio is installed to capitalize on the Shelby GT coupe's extra power, especially accelerating off the line. For Shelby GT models equipped with a manual transmission, a Hurst short-throw shifter is installed for more precise shift action.

“The Shelby GT is great fun on the track,” continues Shelby . “It's got the heart and soul of the Mustang GT pumped up with a strong motor, nimble chassis and great sound. It's one of those rare cars that's easy to drive really fast.”

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Authentic Shelby design cues

The Shelby GT will be offered only as a coupe, and only in two exterior colors, Performance White or Black. Both colors are accented by silver LeMans-style racing stripes – a signature detail of classic Shelby Mustangs. The LeMans stripes extend over the hood, roof, and trunk, and are complemented by matching side stripes with “Shelby GT” nomenclature.

The powerful face of the Shelby GT features a unique front fascia, with a more aggressive lower air dam. The brushed-aluminum grille is accented by an offset Mustang logo. In addition, the Shelby GT has a new hood scoop that comes directly from the famed Shelby Cobra roadster.

The side profile features chromed, 18-inch wheels and unique side scoops just before the rear wheel arches. The rear fascia frames the larger dual exhaust tips, and is topped by Shelby badging on the trunk lid.

Inside, features include ‘Shelby GT' logo floor mats and custom sill plates with Shelby GT nomenclature. In addition, the Shelby GT features an authentication plate on the center dashboard, as well as matching tag underhood. This tag features the CSX number, which is recorded in the Shelby Automobiles registry.

Shelby GT models will begin as a stock Mustang GT assembled at AutoAlliance International assembly plant in Flat Rock, Mich. The cars are then shipped to the Shelby Automobiles facility in Las Vegas for modification before delivery.

“The Shelby team in Las Vegas is excited about building the Shelby GT,” said Amy Boylan, President of Shelby Automobiles, Inc. “With our partners at Ford, we are creating the next chapter in the Shelby legacy.”

2007 Shelby GT | Specifications

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 2720mm
Length 4765mm
Height 1384mm
Width 1877mm
Track width - front/rear 1572/1588mm
Head room - front/rear 980/889mm
Shoulder room - front/rear 1407/1354mm
Hip room - front/rear 1361/1186mm
Leg room - front/rear 1085/787mm
 
ENGINE
Engine type 4.6L SOHC 24V V8
Configuration Aluminium Block & Heads
Displacement 4.6L
Power 238kw @ 5750rpm
Torque 447nm @ 4500rpm
Redline 6250rpm
Compression ratio 9.8:1
Bore & Stroke 90.22 x 90.00mm
Exhaust Dual, stainless steel
Crankshaft Forged steel
Throttle Body Dual 55mm, electronic
Fuel delivery Electronic Returnless Sequential Fuel Injection
Valve diameter Intake 33.8mm Exhaust 37.5mm
Pistons Hypereutectic aluminium
Connecting Rods Cracked powdered metal with floating wristpins
Ignition Coil-on-plug
Engine Control System PCM
Fuel Injection Electronic returnless sequential
Recommended Fuel 91 octane unleaded
 
DRIVETRAIN
Layout Rear wheel drive
Transmission type 5-speed manual with Hurst shifter
(optional 5-speed automatic)
Gear ratios (manual) 1st: 3.38
2nd: 2.00
3rd: 1.32
4th: 1.00
5th: 0.68
Final drive: 3.55:1
Gear ratios (manual) 1st: 3.22
2nd: 2.29
3rd: 1.54
4th: 1.00
5th: 0.71
Final drive: 3.55:1
 
SUSPENSION
Front MacPherson struts with reverse 'L' lower control arms, 35mm tubular stabilizer bar
Rear Coil springs, 3-link solid axle with Panhard rod, 22mm solid stabilizer bar
Shock absorbers Hydraulic gas-pressurized, outboard-mounted
 
BRAKES
System Four wheel power discs with optional 4-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and traction control
Front 316mm diameter vented discs, twin-piston aluminium calipers
Rear 300mm diameter vented discs, single-piston calipers
   
STEERING
Type Rack-and-pinion with power assist
Ratio 15.7:1
 
WHEELS & TYRES
Wheels 18" polished alloy
Tyres P235/50ZR18
 
SAFETY
Airbags Dual-stage driver and front passenger airbags with crash severity sensor, driver-seat-position sensor and front passenger weight sensor. Seat deployed side airbags for driver and front passenger
Brakes Anti-lock braking system, Traction control
Fuel Inertia-activated shutoff switch for fuel pump
 
EXTERIOR
Badging Unique Shelby GT
Front Fascia Unique with more aggressive lower air dam
Bonnet With bonnet scoop, secured with pins
Grille Brushed aluminium with offset Mustang logo
Spoiler Colour-keyed decklid spoiler
Side Scoops Unique side scoops in front of rear wheels
Stripes (silver) Over-the-top 'LeMans' stripes and 'Shelby GT' side stripes
 
INTERIOR
Air conditioning Manual
Console Centre with full armrest and storage
Cupholders 2
Floor mats Front with driver side retention lock
Map pockets Front doors
Power points 2
Seats Leather sport buckets, 6-way power adjustable driver seat with power lumbar and 2-way adjustable head restraint
Steering wheel Leather-wrapped with unique thumb pads, adjustable for tilt
Windows/door locks Power
Audio system - STANDARD Shaker 500 AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD/MP3 player and 8 speakers
Audio System - OPTIONAL Shaker 1000 AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD/MP3 player and 10 speakers
 
COLOURS
EXTERIOR Performance White
Black Clearcoat
 
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