Ford Shelby 2011


CARBARN  | Ford Shelby 2011 | One car very desirable by men who love the speed, maybe you know with this car with its first model, but now this car has been reassembled with a style more wow very challenging, want to know? The following report You could say Ford’s Special Vehicle Team is now officially on a roll. Coming hot on the wheels of the amazing Ford F-150 Raptor—an offroad racer’s dream come true—the SVT group has rolled out a worthy successor: The 2011 Ford Shelby GT500.




Scheduled to go into production later this year, the new GT500 is a perfect example of addition by subtraction, and it all starts right under the hood. The Shelby boasts an all-new, all-aluminum V8 that weighs a full 102 lbs less than the cast-iron engine that powered the ’10 model, while still making 550 hp (10 more than last year’s GT500) and 510 lb-ft of torque. The supercharged engine also marks the first use of an innovative, Ford technology that replaces the cast-iron cylinder liners found on most aluminum blocks with a sprayed-on, nanoparticle-containing. composite coating. The result improves engine performance and durability while shaving another 8.5 lbs off the car’s weight.

But not only does the weight loss translate into a performance gain, but it also helps at the gas pumps. The 2011 Shelby GT500 will be the first modern Shelby to avoid the U.S. “gas guzzler” tax and is expected to achieve EPA ratings of 23 mpg highway, 15 mpg city. Another big change for the Shelby is its cutting-edge Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) system, which replaces the standard hydraulic unit from 2010. According to Ford, “EPAS makes for a dramatic contribution to Shelby GT500 driving dynamics, with improved torque buildup and road feel that delivers quicker and more precise steering.

 

For customers who need even more of a good thing, Ford also is offering an SVT Performance Package for the Shelby. Drivers get GT500-specific tires, lighter wheels, unique styling cues, a higher rear axle ratio and stiffer springs—and a track-ready monster that can lap Ford’s 2.3-mile test track 3 seconds faster than the 2010 model. Finally, Ford is delivering a much-improved convertible model that is significantly stiffer than the previous year’s version, providing a driving experience that better matches that of the coupe.

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