2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Overview
The most powerful factory-built Mustang ever built just got stronger. The 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 blends classic Detroit muscle with the sleek and bold look of the Mustang.
Available as a coupe or convertible, the 2011 Shelby GT500 receives an all-new aluminum engine that is 102 pounds lighter, while offering more horsepower. The Shelby GT500 boasts a supercharged 5.4-liter, 550-horsepower V-8 and is mated to a six-speed Tremec® manual transmission allowing the Shelby to explode through the different gears taking you from 0 to 60 in just over five seconds with 510 pounds-feet of torque. The Shelby receives improved fuel economy with 15 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. Large racing stripes course over the hood, roof and rear fascia, setting the Shelby GT500 apart from all other Mustangs.
For those who wish to push the GT500 to the max, a new SVT Performance Package features Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar G:2 tires on lightweight aluminum forged wheels and a lowered ride height with firmer springs for supreme handling. An optional panoramic glass roof and a new dual exhaust system give Shelby enthusiasts plenty of features to enjoy.
The grille and lower bumper opening feature black mesh inserts and the grille boasts a Cobra logo on it. If you opt for the convertible, you better remove your hat before you lower the power-operated top. Available only in black, the top is constructed of fabric and you’ll have to manually secure and release it.
Once inside the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, you can enjoy an optional 8-inch, voice-activated touch screen navigation system with SIRIUS Travel Link. Two powerful Shaker audio systems are available – a 500-watt version and an Earth-shattering 1,000-watt version with dual trunk subwoofers. An auxiliary audio input jack will accommodate your iPod® with ease, and SIRIUS® satellite radio comes standard. The SYNC™ Communications and Entertainment System, which allows you to use voice commands to access your music collection by genre, album, artist or song title and operate your Bluetooth®. Standard cloth or optional heated leather seating surfaces wrap around supportive front bucket seats, while coupes feature a 50/50 split fold rear seat back to handle large cargo items.
For safety, all Mustangs come with dual front and side airbags, and an anti-lock braking system is optional on V-6 models and standard on GT. An electronic stability system is new for 2011.
Go fast—really fast with the lightening-quick 2011 Ford Shelby GT500.