Car of The Year – 2008 Ford Shelby GT

2008 Ford Shelby GTSixty-six vehicles competed for affection from fourty journalists in Austin, TX in the 2007 Spring Challenge, landing the Ford / Shelby team with yet another honor – this time courtesy of the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA).

With retail prices ranging from $16-70k, Ford ”once again has proven you can have fun driving this great icon and still get good gas mileage”. With 330 horsepower on tap, the black and silver striped GT dominated the rolling hills of Austin. Ford is no stranger to this award, winning TAWA awards with everything from the F150 to the Ford GT supercar.

From Ford’s press release: “Mustang has always been a vehicle with great value. This includes the V-6 model which gives customers great style, performance and gas mileage. Mustang owners in Texas have made the Mustang number one in the segment for many years. Customers may choose from many different packages like the Mustang Pony, Mustang Outlaw, Mustang GT, Mustang Warriors in Pink, Shelby GT, Shelby GT 500 and coming soon the Shelby Mustang GT 500KR King of the Road. Your choices are endless and so is the fun you can have when you experience Mustang ownership.”