Cam Clark Ford Richmond is the premier destination for thrilling Ford Performance vehicles in British Columbia, with few vehicles offering the same exhilarating performance as the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Learn more about this iconic and imposing coupe, and how you can tear up the track behind the wheel of one yourself!
To call the Ford Mustang iconic would be putting it lightly—and to bring up the Mustang without recognizing the great Carroll Shelby would be downright disrespectful. Their legacies intertwined, Carroll Shelby helped transform the Mustang from a popular pony car to the legend it is today. The Mustang Shelby GT500 pays tribute through premium race-inspired materials, and knowing design touches. The available RECARO® racing seats are somehow both incredibly comfortable, while hugging you tight—especially as you whip around corners and curves. A class-exclusive 12” full-colour LCD instrument cluster allows you to customize the information provided by the Mustang’s sophisticated on-board computer, helping you practice and refine your ability to take those aforementioned corners with lightning-quick speed. The exterior offers the smooth and sporty lines that have become synonymous with the name Mustang, while paying tribute to the advanced aerodynamic ability Shelby afforded the race cars under his design. The 2020 Shelby GT500 features the largest hood vent ever found on a Mustang, which appears perfectly proportionate to the 20” high-gloss black aluminum wheels wrapped in Michelin® tires designed for the GT500 specifically. Finally, a dual-racing stripe starts at the rear of the Mustang from between the Dual Exhaust with Active Valves with Quad Tips, travelling over-top and ending in a grille emblazoned with the Shelby Cobra. Did we mention that the Shelby GT500 was imposing?
Few vehicles on the road can compete with the ferocious power of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Carroll Shelby’s legacy has inspired Ford to create a shockingly fast and barely street legal coupe; driven by a 5.2L Supercharged Cross Plane Crank V8, the Shelby GT500 producing 760 horses and 625 lb-ft of torque—this isn’t just a pony car, it’s the whole string. Attempting to keep the Shelby’s unbridled power in check, a TREMEC® 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission comes standard. The first dual clutch transmission to be featured in a Mustang, the TREMEC® offers multiple drive modes calibrated to provide amazingly quick shifts, while Ford’s Launch Control and Electronic Line-Lock provide unparalleled traction control when starting and the ability to perform tire-melting burnouts—only on the track, of course—respectively. A MagneRide™ Damping System provides an impeccably smooth driving experience, thanks to an on-board computer that monitors and responds to change road conditions up to 1,000 times per second—per damper! Combined with the 3.73 TORSEN® limited-slip rear axle, and the Shelby GT500 offers precise and nimble handling on the streets and the track alike. Finished off with specially-designed Michelin® sport tires carrying 15.5” brake rotors with 6-piston red Brembo™ calipers up front, and 15” 4-piston red Brembo™ calipers in the back, you’ll have no trouble stopping this Mustang at any speed. But why you’d ever want to stop such a pure and exhilarating driving experience is beyond us.
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was designed to pay tribute to the legendary Carroll Shelby through both its sleek appearance and impressive performance; it just happened to raise the bar for every other coupe in the process. A vehicle that would’ve undoubtedly made Shelby proud, you can be the proud owner of a piece of Ford Performance history simply by visiting British Columbia’s Cam Clark Ford Richmond. Give us a call, or fill out the form below, and experience the pinnacle of automotive performance in the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.