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Ford to limit 2011 Shelby GT500 production to 5,500 units

by Chris Paukert (RSS feed) on Jul 15th, 2010 at 12:29PM

We've just gotten off the horn with Ford's SVT performance division, and we've learned that the Blue Oval's hot-rod arm is going to limit production of the 2011 Shelby GT500 to 5,500 units for this model year. According to Ford spokesman Henry Platts, the move is not the result of slow sales, but rather a desire to maintain exclusivity. In fact, sales of Ford's king of the Mustang range have "exceeded expectations," with in excess of 3,300 orders already placed. The 550-horsepower GT500 has not only been performing surprisingly well in a down economy, it's been going out the door... Read More

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