Ford will be officially unveiling their latest Mustang, one they claim will be “King of the Road“, at the New York International Auto Show next week – in the meantime we’ll spill the beans on what to expect.
In celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the 1968 Shelby Cobra GT500KR – next year’s edition is set to be the most powerful Mustang to date with 540 horsepower delivered via a 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 with a Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack, 3.73:1 rear axle ratio, short-throw shifter, and unique suspension tuning to get the mind numbing horsepower to the ground. Read the official press release from Ford.
2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR Specifications
“This was a great effort between Ford and Shelby Automobiles,” said Doug Gaffka, Ford SVT chief designer. “The Shelby team and I were in constant contact melding Carroll’s classic design cues with some modern concepts and ideas and finessing them into the design of the new KR.”