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.
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.