The new aluminum engine is 102 pounds lighter than the engine block iron out - involve the reduction of car on the full cut of 120 lbs. There are many other upgrades specifications on the new Shelby GT500 we shall return in a moment, but one that has got our jaw is slowed weight reduction provided by this new engine. It's almost like taking a passenger set off the car and yeah, it'll probably have an impact on steering, track performance and the overall balance in the nose notoriously heavy-GT500.
Simply because we are quite satisfied with the weight reduction does not mean the power increase is not worthy of mention. The lighter 5.4-liter dual overhead cam supercharged V8 General made another 10 horsepower over the outgoing model, with 550 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque (same as current) with 80 percent delivered between 1750 and 6250 rpm. He also made the change to electronic power steering to reduce the drag strap and accessories not disappear completely shirts iron cylinder, using a patented Plasma Transferred Arc electrical system to apply a coating of 150 microns composite coating to reduce friction
The SVT group performance, designed for track days EEK demon who wants more performance from the Shelby GT500. The package includes Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar ® G: 2 tires developed specifically for the Shelby, lighter wheels, stiffer springs, a higher ratio rear axle and all are available in both convertible and hardtop. We are told this program reduces the time to track by an average of 3 seconds on a 2.3 mile track. So basically, the Shelby GT500 is lighter, more powerful, gets better fuel economy and faster around the track. Yes, we are pleased with this upgrade.