Monster Mustang: The 2022 Shelby GT500KR with 900 PS!

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How on November 24.11th announced, Has Shelby American yesterday the big secret about a new tuning variant of the (still) current Ford Mustang GT was revealed. And in fact, as correctly suspected, it is a new one GT500KR (KR stands for "King of the Road") become. And it's only the third time in history that a version of the Shelby GT500 has been named "King of the Road" wearing. And the monster dwarfs everything that Shelby has previously considered production vehicle came out onto the street. the King of the Road Mustang is stronger than all the others, which means that it is not just an optical package that Shelby gives the long-running hit. That the brutal version of the GT500 is of course extremely selten and not favorable is, that goes without saying. However, it is too will not just limited to the model year 2022, which we will go into briefly at the end of the article.

Shelby GT500KR Ford Mustang

But first we come to the most important the engine! Under the special KR carbon hood one misses the charged one 5,2 liter V8 a new 3,8 liter twin screw Whipple compressor. In combination with further upgrades like a bigger one Throttle body, One Cold air intake (Cold air inlet), a new one Intercooler, another pulley and another improved one Borla sports exhaust system is what the GT500KR does, according to Shelby "at least" 900 little horse.

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But you are probably even a good bit higher, because Shelby gives the performance +900 PS and with 93 octane fuel. With premium fuel or E85, that's probably the case 1000 mark not inaccessible. For a significant increase in performance compared to the "normal" Shelby GT 500 there are also height-adjustable ones Struts front and rear, there's improved Ford performance stabilizers, and a recalibrated one MagneRide chassis.

elegant 20 inch rims on the GT500KR

The GT500KR is also available on special one-piece Shelby 20 inch forged wheels (20 × 11 front and 20 × 11,5 rear) with High-performance tires from Michelin. There is even one optional Widebody version available. Unfortunately, Shelby not only kept the specific key data of the engine under lock and key, nothing has yet been published on the exact acceleration values ​​of the new KR. But since the normal GT500 is already able to complete the quarter mile in an average of 10 seconds, we assume that the KR will break the prestigious 10 mark under optimal conditions.

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With special racing tires maybe he could even do that Dodge Challenger SRT Demon with 852 PS getting dangerous. In series production, it is capable of 402,3 meters in just one time 9,65 seconds and to do it at 225 km / h and with Lounch Control in just one 2,3 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph. We expect similar key data from the GT500 KR!

subtle changes compared to the GT500

Apart from the one already mentioned Carbon fiber hood Shelby also gives the KR a new one front splitter, another rear diffuser and a Gurney flap made of carbon on the rear spoiler. Small details like billet aluminum Engine caps, Aluminum quick release and GT500KR logos in the area of ​​the sills are also included. And in the cabin?

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There are special ones Shelby leather seatsNew Foot mats and selected vehicles also receive special badges for the 60th anniversary, to commemorate the founding of Shelby in 1962. By the way, we consciously write "selected vehicles“Since Shelby is the production of the KR will not limited to cars from model year 2022. For 2022 it will probably only be 225 copies built, 180 of which will remain in the USA, making them all an anniversary vehicle.

retrofitting is also possible

However, owners of a GT500 from 2020 and 2021 can also take their vehicle to the KR have it converted. The 60s emblem is then of course missing and a maximum of 60 "old GT500" can be upgraded to a KR. As for prices, Shelby lists the conversion of a 2020 or 2021 model 54.995 US Dollars and if it is to be one of the KR from model year 2022, then you have to at least 127.895 US Dollars plan on. The price refers to a GT500 as the base vehicle without additional equipment. So there is still plenty of room for improvement! Production should be in first quarter of 2022 start and the first production car will be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson for a good cause. If we get more information about the changes, there will of course be an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply do ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!

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