At this year’s SEMA event Ford showcased three flavors of the 2007 GT500, each courtesy of different tuners. From a grocery getter to an all out drag car, these GT500’s fit the need of pretty much anyone looking for a high performance ride.
Ford Racing’s 5.0 liter “Cammer” engine powers this race version of the Shelby GT500. It is just one of many numbers that this Shelby GT500 uses to tell the difference between the avid racer and the coinsure.
Built to bolt down 1,320 feet of molten asphault, the PHP Dragon snake is a killer at the quarter mile. A modifications of the 2007 Shelby GT500, it’s design intent harkens back some 40 years ago, to a time when Carrol Shelby and the team at Shelby Automotive built eight drag cars to compete on the old, straight-line quarter mile battlefield. Those cars were modified in consideration of the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) rulebook, with sharp attention paid to better straight-line performance and to do what Carroll Shelby does best: Winning.
No matter how hard we may try, some of us will never grow accustomed to a 9-5 workweek. Perhaps it’s because, deep inside, we yearn to break free and leave the cubical behind. Sound familiar? Then take a long, hard look at this Road and Track version of the 2007 Shelby GT500.