Almost Authentic: You can turn your Mustang GT into a Shelby GT500 for less

07-07-2020 11:30
The Mustang Shelby GT500 may be the most powerful production Ford of all time with its 770 hp (574 kW) and 847 Nm (625 lb-ft) of torque, but it comes with a price tag to match the specs. What if you want more for less?

The Mustang Shelby GT500 may be the most powerful production Ford of all time with its 770 hp (574 kW) and 847 Nm (625 lb-ft) of torque, but it comes with a price tag to match the specs. What if you want more for less?

Beechmont Ford, from Cincinnati, Ohio, has an interesting solution in store. Whereas the real GT500 starts from $72,900, you can get one that is almost as good for $44,994 by modding the standard Mustang GT.

The tune-up shop starts things off by installing a Roush Performance TVS 2650 supercharger ($7,999) that bumps the stock V8 from 466 hp (347 kW) and 569 Nm (420 lb-ft) to 760 hp (567 kW) and 908 Nm (670 lb-ft) of torque. further options include Roush coilovers ($1,975 - $3,119) and six-piston Brembo brake calipers for the front axle.

The showroom works with both coupe and convertible versions of the car and uses stickers to imitate the iconic Shelby livery.

The Roush-boosted Mustang GT isn’t just more affordable than the GT500, but also more versatile, because you can order a six-speed manual or a ten-speed automatic version. Shelby ships its vehicles exclusively with a seven-speed, dual-wet-clutch Tremec gearbox.

The custom ride comes with a warranty valid for 36 months or 36,000 miles (ca. 58,000 km).

Editor Andrew Raspopov
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