Mustang Shelby GT500 comes to Europe priced on par with AMG GT 43
When Ford refused to ship its new Mustang Shelby GT500 to Europe over ‘excessively strict’ environmental standards, Austria-based importer Peicher US-Cars took matters into own hands – but the price tag could be lower.
The marque’s most powerful fastback on record, which costs U.S. $72,900 in the States, comes to the Old World countries priced at a hefty €109,990, or circa $121,000. This is on the same level with the Mercedes-AMG GT 43 RWD.
Each Shelby GT500 comes powered by a supercharged V8 rated at 770 hp (574 kW) and 847 Nm (625 lb-ft) of torque. A dual-wet-clutch, seven-speed Tremec transmission sends the power to the wheels. Standard sprint times are not officially available, but the company claims the sports car needs only 10.6 seconds to get from standstill to 100 miles per hour (161 km/h) and then back to zero. The Bugatti Veyron does the same in 9.9 seconds.
In its entry-level guise, the Mercedes-AMG GT 43 packs a turbocharged six-cylinder engine and a 48-volt EQ Boost engine. Its AMG Speedshift TCT nine-speed automatic transmission ships up to 367 hp (274 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) to the wheels. Getting from zero to 100 km/h (0-62 mph) takes 4.9 seconds, and the speed ceiling lies at 270 km/h (168 mph).
Editor Andrew Raspopov