The Ford Shelby GT500KR Debuts at NYIAS

Today, at NYIAS, Ford unveiled the new limited-edition model of the Shelby GT500KR*. Launching next spring, the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR model features a 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 with a Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack that boosts engine output to an estimated 540hp.

Produced in limited edition of 1,000 unites, the Shelby GT500KR coupe comes with a custom carbon composite hood with scoops and stainless steel twist-down hood pins, a lower front air dam with chrome-trimmed functional brake ducts and large 14-inch Brembo front brakes.. The suspension has been modified with an emphasis on race-inspired handling.

Drawing inspiration from the classic 1968 KR model, the Shelby GT500KR also features 40th Anniversary exterior badging, unique striping and a distinctive interior with Carroll Shelby-signature embroidered seats and a 40th Anniversary numbered dash plaque.

*KR stands for King of the Road

Photo Galler: Ford Mustang GT 500 KR Pictures

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