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Autoblog.com reports -

This summer the most powerful Mustang ever will go on sale, and Ford announced today that it would have 25 more horsepower than originally estimated. The Shelby GT500 was just ran through the Society of Automotive Engineer?s ringer of tests and came out the other end with an official rating of 500 hp and 480 ft-lbs. of torque. The supercharged 5.4L V8 uses a roots-type supercharger providing a not insignificant (for OEM) 9 lbs./square inch of boost. Many of the engines components were also borrowed from Ford?s supercar, the GT.

This news certainly makes the battle for domestic dominance interesting, with the Dodge Viper rated at 500 hp and 525 ft-lbs. of torque and the Corvette Z06 coming at a perhaps conservative 505 hp and 470 ft-lbs. of torque.

Follow the jump for Ford?s full press release.

[Source: Ford Motor Company]

2007 FORD SHELBY GT500 OFFICIALY RATED AT 500 HORSEPOWER-Ford Shelby GT500 officially rated at 500 horsepower, 25 horsepower higher than preliminary estimates-The Shelby GT500 will go on sale this summer with more horsepower than any previous factory-built Mustang

DEARBORN, Mich., May 2 - The most powerful factory-built Mustang ever just got even more potent. Final certification testing of the Shelby GT500?s 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 shows it will produce 500 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque ? 25 more horsepower than preliminary estimates.

?With 500 hp and the Shelby name, this car is an instant legend," said Hau Thai-Tang, director, Advanced Product Creation & SVT programs. "This is the most powerful, most capable Mustang ever."The Ford Shelby GT500's supercharged 5.4-liter, 32-valve V-8 is a result of Ford's experience in developing the modular V-8 and V-10 engine series. The engine is force-fed air via a "Roots-type" supercharger providing 9 pounds per square inch of boost. It borrows the four-valve cylinder heads, piston rings and bearings, from the Ford GT engine.

The 500 hp rating was obtained using the Society of Automotive Engineer's latest standard and was witnessed by an objective third party. The Shelby GT500's 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 will be built at Ford's Romeo Engine Plant in Romeo, Mich. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

The right to purchase the first 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 was auctioned for $600,000, with the proceeds benefiting the Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation. The 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 goes on sale this summer.

Technical Specifications:

Type V-8
Manufacturing location Romeo, Michigan
Configuration Iron Block and Aluminum Heads
Intake manifold Cast-aluminum with Roots-type supercharger and air-to-water intercooler
Exhaust manifold Cast iron
Crankshaft Forged steel
Throttle Body Dual 60 mm, electronic
Valvetrain DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Valve diameter Intake: 37.0 mm; Exhaust: 32.0 mm
Pistons Forged aluminum
Connecting Rods Cracked forged steel I-beams
Ignition Coil-on-plug
Bore x stroke 3.552 x 4.165 in. / 90.2 x 105.8 mm
Displacement 330 cu. in. / 5,409 ccHorsepower 500 hp @ 6,000 rpm (SAE Certified)
Torque 480 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm (SAE Certified)
Compression ratio 8.4:1
Redline 6,250 rpm
Idle Speed in Neutral 750 rpm
Engine control system Spanish Oak PCM
Required fuel Premium
Fuel Injection Electronic returnless sequential
Oil capacity / type 6.5 quarts / Motorcraft 5W-50 Full Synthetic Motor Oil
Coolant capacity 21 quartsPeak Boost 9 psi

 

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:bat: just bring it! I am sure there will be a camaro that will knock the socks off that car in the near future! Namely mine so if someone knows some one that owns a cobra after the camaro comes out let me know so that we can have it on tape how bad the camaro can smoke a stang:bowdown: ! The owner of the cobra better look just like the second smiley. OH YEA!
 

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I've been talking to a couple of dealers regarding getting one...not for me, but my sister. She has always owned Mustangs and is interested in the new SHelby.

She got a call a week ago from the local dealer telling her that he had an allocation for 2 Shelby's. She was #2! So after some discussion, my sister asked about pricing. Sticker will be in the high 40's. The dealer told her to add $25K to that price! :eek: Un-f'ing believable!

She won't be buying that car. The Shelby is nice, but not worth that kind of money.
 

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+$25K? F dealers. I would never pay anything over invoice.
If the new Camaro is like that, I'll wait...
Agree 100%! Apparently the dealer who called my sister already has the 1st one sold. Crazy!

I've never paid over sticker on any vehicle. When the new Camaro arrives, I'll be visiting the dealer where I bought my SS. They've always been fair and sold at sticker. Even when my brother ordered his C6, they dropped $700 off sticker since the wait was so long.
 

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I can't wait to race one.
 

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I actually love the new Shelby's..

But yea 25K..talk about b!tch slapping you on the phone..

Umm wait you want 25K more than you bought it for?? just cus your selling one of 2 that you got??
That dealer just made 50K just by getting 2 of the cars in.
 

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that is exactly why ford and all of the auto industry are in trouble because the dealers are making these cars so expensive and nobody wants to buy them!:bs: :nutkick: :thefinger: :BangHead:
 

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Well unfortunately, there are people out there dumb enough to pay $25K over sticker to be the 1st on the block with one. :mad:

There's a local here, who I've heard paid $250K for the Ford GT...I've seen quite a few in 'Autoweek' averaging between $160/$180K.

Probably the same dope...overpaid for the GT, and now is throwing another $25K away just so he can cruise around in one of the 1st Shelbys around. :rolleyes:
 

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250,000! holy cow must be nice to have some bank like that but it is stupid to pay that much for that car I saw one at the chicago auto show and it looked like it was pieced together with duct tape, bubble gum, and superglue:lol:
 

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Gonna be a 5th gen owner said:
I know that the dealers have to make some money but 25,000 isn't that a little steap!
Hell yeah it is! ;) I know if/when the 5th Gen. arrives, that I'll most likely be able to order it and get it very close, if not at, sticker. I ordered my SS, my brother ordered his 10th Anniversary Firehawk, as well as his C6 all from this dealer, and each time we got the cars at sticker.

Actually, the C6 was $700 under sticker. The car took longer than expected to be delivered, and the dealer gave my brother $700 off sticker to keep us happy.

I'd never pay any dealer mark-up. :mad:
 

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;) I am on the order list and I will pay a reasonable mark up if need be only like a few thousand because it will be very hard to get one the first year that they come out:D
 

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ssmokedu have you heard of tom henry chevrolet in bakerstown PA? They can put you on the order list today!(if the car is put into production you will have a reserved spot on the order list)their web page is www.tomhenryracing.com once there all you have to do is hit the contact us page and tell them that you would like to be on the order list! Tom Henry seems to have alot of pull with gm because they have interveiwed Tom Peters and they were able to get some seat time in the C-6 in Detroit before many people got their C-6's
 

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Gonna be a 5th gen owner said:
ssmokedu have you heard of tom henry chevrolet in bakerstown PA? They can put you on the order list today!(if the car is put into production you will have a reserved spot on the order list)their web page is www.tomhenryracing.com once there all you have to do is hit the contact us page and tell them that you would like to be on the order list! Tom Henry seems to have alot of pull with gm because they have interveiwed Tom Peters and they were able to get some seat time in the C-6 in Detroit before many people got their C-6's
I've been to Tom Henry's dealership, as well as spoken to Tom himself. I've met him at his dealership as well as spoken to him at Carlisle. :thumbsup: He's a really nice guy.

I'm on that list as well. ;) I'm keeping my options open. If the dealer I ordered the SS through is willing to sell me a 5th Gen. at sticker, and I don't see them not working with me since we have a very good relationship, I'll see if Tom would do the same.
 

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well you get good ones then you get the butt rapers who gouge the heck out of a car.
I saw a dealer in Orlando with the sticker of the Ford GT he had in at over 250K..and it was in plain sight on the paper next too the sticker. I think it was market adjustment..thats alot of adjustment..
 
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