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2008 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500KR revealed

( Leftlanenews ) - Ford and Shelby Automobiles today announced the launch the 2008 Shelby GT500KR ?? the most powerful Mustang to date. Inspired by the 1968 Shelby Cobra GT500KR, this "King of the Road" will offer an estimated 540 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, thanks to revised ignition and throttle calibration and a cold air intake system that replaces the stock unit.

Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission and 3.73:1 rear axle ratio, upgraded from the standard GT500??s 3.31:1. Gear selection is courtesy of an all-new Ford Racing short-throw shifter making its debut on the KR. Topped with a white ball, the new shifter is 25 percent shorter than the unit on the GT500 providing for crisper, sharper shifts.

Ford SVT, Ford Racing and Team Shelby worked together to develop the KR??s suspension tuning. Based on initial work by Ford Racing and the team at Shelby, often at Shelby??s own facility on the grounds of Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Ford SVT chassis engineers will apply fine tuning techniques to prepare it for the streets.

???The production Shelby GT500 was maximized to deliver the perfect balance between ride and handling,??? said Jamal Hameedi, chief nameplate engineer, Ford SVT. ???In that same ride versus handling continuum, the KR will lean heavier towards all-out handling while still making it drivable on the street.???

Source: [url=http://news.trendaz.com/cgi-bin/readnews2.pl?newsId=903999&lang=EN]Trend News Agency[/url]
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