• Dec 22nd 2008 at 4:05AM
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Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

At the 2010 Ford Mustang debut in Santa Monica, Mark Fields told us that the Blue Oval would reveal "another chapter in the Mustang story" at the Detroit Auto Show next month. If the camouflaged Shelbys running around Motown were anything to go by, the "next chapter" would come in the form of the new GT500. While Ford has yet to officially announce the car or when it will make its debut, a leaked order guide posted on MustangBlog.com confirms that the car will be produced as a 2010 model and reveals new details about the updated Shelby.

In addition to the new-for-2010 sheetmetal, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 benefits from a set of 19-inch wheels (the convertible gets new 18-inchers) and comes equipped with a new aluminum hood with a power dome and a single functional heat extractor. The supercharged 5.4L V8 remains, and although specific power output is not listed, the new model will offer "increased performance." A 3.55 axle ratio is now standard, and the suspension has been tuned by SVT. Inside, an optional Electronics package provides a voice-activated nav system and dual climate control. The leather seats will feature a stripe that color coordinates with the exterior stripes as well as Alcantera accents. New exterior colors will correspond with the standard 2010 Mustang and include Grabber Blue, Kona Blue, Sterling Grey, and more.

[Source: MustangBlog]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Someone needs to take a leak on all these 'leaked' stories. "Oops! ... I mistakenly sent our latest offering on-line. Oh well, we'll see how they like it then." Either the public is that stupid; or they think we are.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, 'increased performance' is something I always love to hear. Ford's lineup is looking fairly strong toward the 2010 model year with options like the new Mustang contrasted against selections like the Fusion hybrid. If they can weather the economy and people loosen up on their wallets a little to take advantage of prime buying time they should do fine.
        • 6 Years Ago
        inteller...I have a feeling the GT500 won't have a problem wasting the Camaro in straightline performance. When it gets to some curves? That's another story. And it's already proven to be a better vehicle than the Challenger SRT-8 (heck. the Bullitt almost beat it in a comparo).

        But I would definitely love to see a comparison between the SS, SRT-8 and this beast.
        • 6 Years Ago
        considering it will have to compete with some run of the mill base level camaros and challengers, I'd hope it has "increased" performance.

        Ford should concentrate on increased performance in the V6 and GT mustangs.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I want an Eco Boost GT500, I'm a turbo charger kind person.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The only thing the GT500 needs is to lose about 500 pounds. This is their chance to fix the shortcomings of the current GT500, much as they did with the standard Mustang for '10, and I certainly hope Ford takes advantage of it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That I can agree with. I can deal with the LRA (I have driven several GTs and have had a ride in a GT500...it's not all that bad) but the GT500 needs to be at least 3700lbs. If Ford would just ditch that slab of iron under the hood, that would help a lot.

        Other than that, I love the GT500. It's a beast of a car.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What's with the jacked up ride height on American sportscars? Camaro, Mustang, Challenger, you could fit a medium sized dog into those wheelwells.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I wondered that too until I drove on Detroit's roads.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sound like 11:8 et? Maybe 4.0 0-60 wow!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hope it performs better than the 06-09, which was quite unimpressive.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Other Man

        1st off, there wasn't a 2006 Shelby GT500. They started in 2007. Second, have you even driven in one? Box stock, they are fast. Spend a few grand in suspension mods (UCA, LCA, sway bars), drag radials (Mickey T's) 2 pulley swap and a CAI w/retune from Evolution in Aston PA, and you'll be EASILY over 700 hp flywheel. My good friend has this setup and his 2008 GT500 is rated at 615rwhp (which equates to 775 or so to the flywheel). His car is SICK FAST!! Drive one, or ride in one before you talk. The only thing the SS Camaro and SRT-8 will see from this car, is its tailights and snake badge on the rear as its pulling away.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ 06VistaBlueGT

        My typo, sorry!

        Anyway, I don't recall calling them "slow". I just said the performance was unimpressive. 0-60 in the mid fours and mid 12 quarters at best? What a JOKE!

        That's be like a Veyron doing 0-60 in 3.5 and having a low 11 quarter; utterly rediculous.

        And I've ridden in one with my best friend on a test drive of a used one.

        Unable to overcome the facts, you start talking about mods. Some people enjoy their warranties on their 45K car, thank you very much.
      • 6 Years Ago

      i agree but, the those optionals items will also, add more weight.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The next PR moron that says "next/another chapter in the mustang story" is getting slapped
        • 6 Years Ago
        next/another chapter in the mustang story
        but hurry up plz, im about to go to bed
      • 6 Years Ago
      its prov. a kr just like they did with the gt they gave us a bullit
      • 6 Years Ago
      "considering it will have to compete with some run of the mill base level camaros and challengers, I'd hope it has "increased" performance."

      Hmm. My math skills may be a little bit rusty, but the 500+ HP GT500 should have way more horse power than a "run of the mill" 300 HP Camaro or 420 HP SS model. But hey, I'm getting older, i could be wrong.

      Last time I checked, Camaros and Challengers don't offer 500+ HP motors.

      • 6 Years Ago
      What Camaro or Challenger will compete with the 2010 GT500? It will have at least 115 more horsepower than any Camaro or Challenger and weigh a couple of hundred pounds less.

      The Camaro SS makes 422 horses and the Challenger SRT-8 makes 425. The 2010 GT500 will produce at least 540. (The 2008-2009 Shelby GT500KR is rated at 540 but makes 590.)
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