For Sale: 2008 Shelby GT500 in Clarksburg, Maryland

$64,900

Vehicle Description

The Best Muscle Cars is proud to offer number 710 of 1000 KR's built with only 4600 miles !! 1 of only 107 Colorado Red Cars Built for 2008 5.4L V8 DOHC Engine 6 Speed Manual Transmission Sport Bucket Seats HID Headlights Fog Lights Rear Defroster Shaker Audio System with AM/FM Stereo and 6 Disc CD changer Sirius Satellite Radio Equipped Navigation System Ambient Lighting Light Toned Cluster Gauges, Including Boost Gauge Remote Keyless Entry ABS/Traction Control Air Conditioning 6 Way Power Driver Seat Power Mirrors Tachometer Low Fuel Level Warning Cruise Control Tilt Wheel Power Steering Cruise Controls on Steering Wheel Variable intermittent Wipers Rear Defroster Dual front side mounted Airbags Passenger Airbag occupant sensing deactivation Electronic Brakeforce Distribution Tire Pressure Monitoring System Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System Starting life as Shelby GT500s built in Flat Rock, Michigan, the cars are transported by rail to Shelby Automobiles in Las Vegas, Nevada, where they are upgraded to KR specifications before delivery directly to buyers in the same fashion as the Ford GT. Converting a GT500 to KR spec involves adding dampers with firmer rebound valving, stiffer spring rates, an alignment with more negative camber (1.4 degrees versus the GT500's 0.75) and zero toe-in. Really making the KR live up to its name, though, are forged 18-in. wheels shod with sticky Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires that have a 180-treadwear rating rather than the conventional 220 on the GT500. The suspension tuning, combined with recalibrated traction control and ABS, works wonders. Where the GT500 feels slow and heavy mid-corner, the KR dares the driver to go faster. Tremendous grip is provided, and putting the 540 horsepower to the ground isn't difficult. Preliminary testing from Ford indicates the KR will achieve 1.0g on a skidpad and over 70 mph in our slalom. These are some outstanding performance numbers that we'll verify shortly. Acceleration is improved by the tires as well as an increase in horsepower. The addition of a specialized cold-air intake, stainless-steel exhaust, increased spark advance and the requirement of premium fuel help squeeze an extra 40 ponies and 10 lb.-ft. of torque out of SVT's hand-built supercharged 5.4-liter V-8. And it feels even more powerful, thanks to the addition of a lower 3.73:1 (3.31:1 on the GT500) final-drive ratio. Around Miller Motorsports Park in Utah, the KR easily rockets down the straights to its 6250 rev limiter, at which point the SVT shift light illuminates. Flick the short-shift gear lever into 5th gear and the KR roars to a 155-mph electronically limited top speed. Hauling the car down to appropriate cornering speed is easy with the big brakes and sticky tires. The retuned ABS and traction control are rarely invoked. For the KR owner who wants to track his car, a brake duct kit is included in the trunk that consists of the necessary hoses and shrouds. On the track, the KR rewards cornering with a nice smooth steering input while gently trail-braking, then rolling back into the throttle. Not expecting the KR to have so much grip, I found myself having to get on the throttle early. A flying lap in the KR isn't slow in the corners and fast on the straights, it's fast everywhere. In typical Ford fashion the KR underwent a 12-hour track durability test, where the only things replaced were tires, brakes and fuel.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-877645
  • Year:2008
  • Make:Shelby
  • Model:GT500
  • Exterior Color:Colorado Red
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:4600
  • Stock Number:1647-08
  • VIN:1ZVHT88S885196229