Friday, July 23, 2010

2011 Ford Shelby GT500 production limited to 5,500

2011 Ford Shelby GT500
2011 Ford Shelby GT500

Ford said today that expectations for the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 has exceeded its expectations with more than 3,300 initial dealer and retail orders received to date. Ford will be limiting sales of the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 to just 5,500 units to ensure exclusivity.

“We are pleased with the pace of retail orders for the 2011 Shelby GT500,” said Fritz Wilke, Mustang brand manager. “The car continues to be popular with sports car enthusiasts and collectors who are blown away by the increase in horsepower and performance. The limited production of the 2011 should make this year even more desirable.”

Hit the jump for the press release.

Refresher: Power for the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 comes from a new aluminum-block 5.4L supercharged V8 making 550-hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. The new engine results in a better power-to-weight ratio, improved fuel-economy, acceleration, handling and steering precision. For 2011, the Shelby GT500 gets an EPA-rated fuel-economy of 23/15 mpg (city/highway). Prices start at $48,645 for the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 coupe and $53,645 for the convertible.

2011 Ford Shelby GT5002011 Ford Shelby GT500
2011 Ford Shelby GT5002011 Ford Shelby GT500

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