• Oct 25, 2007

If there's anything that the Shelby GT500 lacks, it's definitely not power. At an MSRP of just over $40k, it has more horsepower per dollar than just about any car out there. The boys over at Ford Racing and Roush, however, thought that it could use a little bit more. The two have developed a supercharger upgrade for the GT500 that pushes horsepower to just over 600 while keeping a 1 year/12,000 mile drivetrain warranty. This will most likely be the supercharger used for the GT500 KR as well as the base supercharger for the Shelby Super Snake. Pricing is set at $5,600 and the blower can be purchased through Roush or a Ford Racing distributor.

[Source: Roush]


PRESS RELEASE:

FORD RACING GT500 SUPERCHARGER GIVES THE SNAKE MORE VENOM

LIVONIA, Mich. (October 25, 2007) - Owners of the new Ford GT500 are justifiably proud of their car and proud of the 500 horsepower under the hood. Now the engineers at ROUSH and Ford Racing Technologies, the collective leaders in Ford powertrain development, have unveiled a new Ford Racing GT500 Supercharger which boosts the performance to 605 horsepower.

The new Ford Racing GT500 Supercharger pushes the horsepower to 605 with 554 lb.-ft of torque while keeping a 1-year/12,000 mile drivetrain warranty. The complete system also includes a cold air kit and a Ford Racing ProCal(TM) calibration tool.

This package is now available through Ford Racing Technologies distributors and directly from ROUSH Performance (online at www.ROUSHperformance.com or telephone (800) 59-ROUSH). The MSRP is set at $5,600 (part number M-6066-SGT).

"Ford developed a magnificent engine with the creation of the 5.4-liter V-8 engine. They are able to pull 500 horsepower which is amazing for a street car and it's no wonder it has quickly become one of the most sought-after Mustangs," said Jack Roush. "But we thought we could get a little more out of that engine. In tandem, we were able to pull another 105 horsepower without compromising the warranty and I have no doubt that this new Ford Racing Supercharger will be in very high demand by owners of the Shelby GT500."

The Ford Racing GT500 Supercharger is a new TVS roots-style technology and features a considerable improvement in both airflow and efficiency. The bottom line is the more airflow, the more power. Noteworthy is that this is the first application that will be incorporating this new technology, both on the OE and aftermarket side.

The cold air intake kit considerably reduces pressure drop across the stock air box and filter element. It comes with a high-flow, large 6-inch conical filter and the rotomolded airbox seals to the hood to reduce leakage. Again, the bottom line is less loss equals more airflow which results in more power.

Based in Livonia, Mich., "The Art of Performance Engineering" takes place at ROUSH Performance. To get a look behind the scenes at what goes on at ROUSH and how the vehicles are designed, manufactured and produced logon to www.ROUSHtv.com. In addition to the array of Ford Mustang and F-150 styling, handling and performance upgrades, a complete line of performance parts and crate engines are offered. For more information see your local ROUSH dealer, visit www.ROUSHperformance.com or telephone toll-free (800) 59-ROUSH.



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      • 7 Years Ago
      all shelby's come with a ten rib pulley

      yes the price hike stinks; this is the first ford I bought where I didn't use a plan price.

      the car is worth the extra few grand, however.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yeah 4 lobe rotors!
      Yeah technology.
      • 7 Years Ago
      At 40K it really is the most bang for your buck, but there's no place you 're actually going to get a dealer to SELL you one at 40K.

      Every single dealer is asking for AT LEAST 10K above sticker.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Prices are coming down fairly quickly. You don't have to look to hard to find one at 5-6k over msrp. With the 2008's coming out and nearly 11,000 produced for 2007, the supply is increasing and demand is coming down. My guess is that should be near msrp fairly soon. The only reason a dealer would keep the price up is if they just want eye candy for their showroom.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I have been trying to purchase a GT500 for over 6 months. There are over 100, 2007 GT500s in California as I type this. You are right, The 2008s are shipping now. All I wanted was a MSRP deal. This seems to be impossible to get, even with the help and guidance of Ford Corporate. A FoMoCo Marketing Exec referred me to a dealer that was to provide a MSRP deal. When I was contacted by the referral dealer, the dealer ownership refused unless Ford replaced the car. Keep in mind that the profit margin is 12% on this car if not higher at MSRP.($5K) Ford Dealers have sold over 11K units at MSRP; the dealer network is realizing a 55M profit from the 2007 MY, PRIOR TO ADP with no fuss. Now the problem that really makes me angry; average markup I have been quoted is 8-10K over MSRP so that would be an additional 110M per MY profit. As a lifelong Mustang and Shelby guy, I am feeling somewhat let down and like they are trying to rip me off. I keep getting phone calls with “ I have an internet special at 15K over sticker.”-- In the end I think the really loyal customers are getting a raw deal. The people who are ok with throwing 10-15k over sticker are getting cars, the cars are sitting longer on the lots and getting damaged in the process. The tickler .. I mentioned to the FORD Dealer that I was dealing with that I could get a below MSRP deal on a Corvette Z51 or Z06 and it didn’t make sense for a 45K GT500 car to be at 59K…he told me to go buy a Corvette.
        • 7 Years Ago
        I've heard some bad stories as well. It seems as though many Ford dealers are going for short term gain while potentially losing long term customers. I'm surprised that there aren't any dealerships that are at least giving good deals to loyal customers and Mustang fans. It will be interesting to see what happens in late 2008 or 2009 when no one will even pay msrp because there will be 30,000+ on the road by then. Perhaps their attitudes will change by then.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Steve Wood:
        "The tickler .. I mentioned to the FORD Dealer that I was dealing with that I could get a below MSRP deal on a Corvette Z51 or Z06 and it didn’t make sense for a 45K GT500 car to be at 59K…he told me to go buy a Corvette."

        Are all Ford dealers as dense? Holey Moped Jeebus...
      • 7 Years Ago
      American dealers tend to do this- they milk their few in demand products for all they are worth, to hell with future considerations. I remember when an Olds dealer laughed at my dad when he was interested in a Cutlass Convertible in the early 90s, which I guess was hot back then. What a joke.

      BTW, I think a base Cayman would school the GT500 around a road course, with the half the horsepower and the same price.
        • 5 Years Ago
        at the R&T lightning lap, the old shelby 500 was just as fast as a 911 turbo around VIR
        • 7 Years Ago
        Good points both, but if we were rational about cars, we probably wouldn't be having this discussion. ---I remember when Shelby was with Dodge in the mid/late 80's and I saw a $5K markup at the time on a 1988 Dodge Shadow coupe. My Prediction; Shelby passes in January 2008, sending the value of the cars through the roof, and speculators grab them all. (yes all) -- there will be no 2009 cars, cause- as after Ol' Shel is gone- --whats the point>? maybe there will be a 2008 Bullit model or a 2009 Mach1. BTW: if you are over 6ft tall- forget driving a Cayman.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Here is a email i got from the Ford dealer this AM;

      "Good morning Mr. Wood,

      MSRP just isn't going to happen here. Market value is market value. I believe we quoted you $7500 over MSRP, and we would be happy to honor that quote. Let me know if you would like to move forward with the deal.

      Thanks again, Sean"

      ---NICE
        • 7 Years Ago
        Man that sucks. It pissed me off just to read that. I'm sorry you have to put up with that. $7500 over sticker, that is absurd. I can understand maybe, just maybe $2000 over sticker. Technically it's not market value if it's just sitting on their lot waiting for some dumbass to come pay for it. How long has the car been there?
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