• May 23, 2010
The furious noises of the 2011 Shelby GT500 – Click above to watch video after the jump

Recently you got to see the Virginia International Raceway lap where the 2011 Shelby GT500 bested the lap time of the 2010 GT500 by nine seconds – but you didn't really get to hear it. That has been corrected with this video, which should have just enough growling, whining and screeching to tide you over until Ford raises the portcullis on more multimedia, which we're hoping is very, very soon. Yes, they did this kind of testing before, but this time it's sunny... and can you really get enough of that noise? Follow the jump to listen. Hat tip to Yaroukh


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Where are all the Eco-boost hucksters now? I don't care how much frou frou turbo and associated hocus pocus you pile on your 4 or 6. It will never give this kind of satisfaction.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The eco-boost GT500 will get 1 mpg on the highway at WOT and around 230 mph.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ...and buzz down the highway like a Honda with one of those stupid exhaust pipes the size of a tuba.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm a Ford fan for sure, and I applaud Ford for the technical achievements in this car but, I'm still not a fan of the new Mustang's design. Overall, even though this is "technically" an improvement over the last gen. GT500, I don't think it looks as good. And neither look as good as my '03 Cobra. Maybe I'd like it in another color but to me, this thing is butt-ugly. Don't like the red, don't like the wheels, and definitely don't like those thin stripes.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sweet ride. I noticed that gap on the trunk too. What about the fit of the hood? Looks a little wavy where it meets the front fascia. Similar to the complaints the Corvette Z06 ans ZR-1 have received, once you're spending this kind of money, you expect real good build quality. Hope those are just illusions...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why is it that every time I see a car like this inside a building, all I want to do is drive off and scare the crap out of people. Its like that episode of top gear, where Jeremy was driving inside the mall with the fiesta. Needless to say, if you pay that kind of coin, they should allow you to drive off in there.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I just don't seem to get blinded by the fact that something is considered a supercar due its performance when judging on its looks. Also I don't mistake "beautiful" with "head-turning" or "exotic". LFA is one busy pile of non-fitting curves.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What does turning heads have to do with looking good? Ugly cars can turn heads just as much...
      • 4 Years Ago
      And yet still possessing a live axle! Funny stuff...

      And america wonders why were all still chuckling at their automotive industry :)
        • 4 Years Ago
        @froggy

        At least tell us what country you're from so we can return the trolling.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I am seriously getting tired of these morons who attack the GT500 and other Mustangs for having an LRA.

        Tell me how it's such a failure, yet it's dominating the Continental Tires Sports Car Challenge against cars with IRS. Hell, Chrysler pulled out of the series because they were having problems with broken rear axles on the Challenger, which has an IRS.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Your frustration is understandable Elmo. People like that don't typically have a real technical argument and so they just parrot information hoping it makes them sound knowledgeable. These are the same people who gripe about the Corvette having a modified leaf spring system despite the fact it just destroyed their $150k wundercar on the track.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Fair call :) Australia.

        Don't worry though - the Ford and GM cars made cars are no better... Although as crappy as Ford Foulcans are, the Mustang would have been infinitely better with the independent rear end from it!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Let's try this again...

        The Mustang, for the past 3 years, has dominated the Continental Sports Car Challenge. It's main rival in the series right now is the BMW E92 M3. It has dominated both the M3 both in E92 and E46 generations. It has also beat 997 Porsche 911s in its inaugural season while winning the championship.

        By the way, speaking about the "English language", that's quite ignorant and cocky to imply something like that. There's MANY different types of the English language. Try to speak Mexican Spanish to a person from Spain. They won't understand half of what you're saying. My point, every language has a different dialect, English not being an exemption.
        • 4 Years Ago
        He he - touched a nerve? If anyone has any technical reason why a live axle is technically superior to a decent independent set up, by all means please enlighten us. And I'm not sure comparing one cheap car against another cheap car really cuts it - you'll have to go up against well engineered ones. "Strength" is also not valid - pretty sure a Veyron didn't go with a live axle to cope with the power ;)

        Mind you, I also don't buy the introduction of the Corvette (its ZED, not zee... It's called the English language for a reason...) as a defender of the live axle - the leaf spring is not the entirety of the system (we're not talking cart springs and a live axle!!) and actually has a nicely laid out arrangement. Its geometry, camber/castor behaviour and unsprung weight etc that are important - not the spring medium itself.

        Don't stress guys, the Mustang was simply built to a price and in that its fine. Just don't try to pass it off a serious contender as a proper sports car - its a fashion item that makes pretty noises and goes fast in a straight line. Ford of course knew this fairly low brow market was exactly what it was aiming for, and it hit the mark very very well indeed. And was perfectly correct in realising that most buyers wouldn't know/care about the live axle, and hence saved the development costs (well, tried to anyway :) )
      • 4 Years Ago
      I don't think I can think of a better word than superoutstandupendous to describe the sound of that V8.

      Blown V8 > EcoBoost V6.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sweet ride
      • 4 Years Ago
      AND DON'T FORGET THE ZR1 OMG
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wouldn't it be fun to piss the neighbors off with this throaty Ford V8,,..
      • 4 Years Ago
      I picked up my 2011 GT500 with track pack a little over a week ago. The sound from the video is true to life. I find myself driving around in a lower gear just to hear it lol. I traded an 03 Z06 in on it and could not be happier. Bring on the reviews!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Thanks Syllepses, if there was any comments I was expecting one calling bu**sh** saying I was likely some 14 year old. This car was kindof a self appointed retirement gift (just retired from the military) I ordered in March and the dealership gave me one of their initial allotment of 2 so I was able to pick it up earlier than many others who have ordered. cheers.
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