31 outubro 2007

30 outubro 2007

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

Slithering…stomping….well, whatever way the 2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake comes into view, one is not likely to forget one of the most impressive modern day muscle cars on the scene. This S197 Shelby GT500 carries a tad extra—not just in brand, name, or price, but also under the hood: another 50hp more than the upcoming GT500 KR (King of the Road). 605hp isn’t much to sneeze at, whether you’re a straight-line OR a twisty racer.

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

Another $28,000 over the base Shelby GT500 price gets an owner access to a Ford Mustang with a plethora of aftermarket parts made by Ford Racing Technologies as well as Shelby Automobiles. All of the applications to the car are covered by a standard warranty; that is unless the option for a non-Ford supercharger is chosen to sit atop the engine. This upgrade moves the horsepower rating up to a sensational 725 pounding ponies under the hood.

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

Other touches to the Super Snake, setting it aside and above the standard GT500, are a new fiberglass hood with a functioning scoop, a revamped front fascia with functional brake cooling ducts, a carbon-fiber front splitter and rocker panels, the choice of black-riveted C-pillar window closeouts or body-colored side scoops, matte-black striping and upgraded brakes with front 6-piston calipers developed in partnership with Baer. Rounding out the laundry list are adjustable shocks, stiffer springs, larger-diameter anti-roll bars and a Borla exhaust system. Shoes by aluminum master Alcoa, are 20-in. forged alloys that are fitted with Pirelli P Zero tires with dimensions of P275/35ZR-20 out back and P255/35ZR-20 in front.

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

When the door is cracked and the sweet smell of raw power emanates from within, a driver (drooler) can see that there are some nice touches on the interior. Auxiliary pressure gauges are in place to measure supercharger boost, while fuel and oil gauges are mounted on top of the instrument panel. The signature Shelby dash placard displays the unique serial number and provides the capstone for loads of extra Shelby-esque decorations.

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

Under some sample performance testing, the Shelby GT500 Super Snake put down some decent numbers. A 0–60-mph time of 4.4 seconds was achieved, but suffered some delay due to excessive wheel spin during bottom-end acceleration. After the pony takes stride, you’d better hold on for an exciting ride. The venomous Super Snake traps at 119.9 and finishes the quarter mile strip in 12.5 seconds. Just for reference, the stock Shelby GT500 runs a 0–60 mph of 4.6 seconds and a quarter-mile time of 12.8 seconds.

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

When tossed out on the slalom and into the cone zone, the Super Snake achieved some pretty surprising statistics versus what many have expected from a car with its weight distribution. The care zipped through a 700ft slalom at 68.4mph and measured 0.93g on the skidpad. Testing has shown that the steering and response is much crispier versus a stock GT500, as the best pair of numbers the stock GT500 could post were 0.87 and 66.2mph on the skidpad and through the slalom.

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

Sound good? If so, get your checkbook or loan officer ready to pony up some serious cash. With Ford only offering up 1,000 GT500 KR models, the Super Snake is likely to be a smaller production batch yet. We bet the Barrett-Jackson guys just might have one of the early ones and that we’ll surely see a celeb toting one. I wonder if Leno’s on the waiting list...

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

2008 Shelby GT500 Super Snake

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25 outubro 2007

2008 Saleen S281 RF Supercharged Limited Edition

Saleen Inc is introducing another limited edition Mustang, the 2008 Saleen S281 RF Supercharged. The S281 RF will be limited to just 100 units and will only be available in two colors, Black and Alloy with red graphics. The S281 RF will boast 465 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque by way of Saleens Series VI Integrated Twin-Screw Supercharger. All of this power, styling and performance will be affordable at a shade under $50K.

ENGINE

  • 281 CID (4.6L) 3-Valve SOHC V8
  • 465 HP @ 5800 RPM
  • 425 lb-ft TQ @ 4000 RPM
  • 3.55” x 3.54” Bore & Stroke
  • 39 lb/hr Fuel Injectors
  • 98 mm MAF
  • Port Matched Series VI Integrated Twin-Screw Supercharger
  • Dual-Stage Water-to-Air Intercooler System
  • Hi-Flow Inlet Tube, Air Box Cover & Filter
  • PowerFlash™ Performance Calibration
  • 2.5” Stainless Steel Center Exhaust System

DRIVETRAIN

  • 5-Speed Manual Transmission with 8.8″ Differential, 3.31:1 Final Drive
  • RACECRAFT SUSPENSION
  • Linear-Rate, Coil Springs (F/R)
  • Sway Bars, 1.38″ with HD Bushings (F), 0.79″ (R)
  • Front Struts (N2), Rear Shocks (N2)
  • Three-Link, Live Rear Axle with Panhard Rod

INTERIOR

  • Leather Performance Driving Seats with Red Stitching
  • 6-Way Power Adjustable Driver’s Seat & Power Lumbar
  • 6-Gauge Instrument Cluster with 200 MPH Speedometer & MyColor Feature
  • Chrome Dash Vent Bezels
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with Badge
  • Leather Shift Boot with Red Stitching
  • Leather-Wrapped Billet Shift Knob & Short-Throw Shifter
  • Performance Driving Pedals with Driver Foot Brace
  • Serialized Dash Plaque
  • S281 Floor Mats & Aluminum Door Sill Plates
  • Saleen Key Fob
  • One-Touch Up/Down Power Windows
  • AM/FM/CD Sound System
  • Two Power Outlets
  • Variable-Speed Windshield Wipers
  • Air Conditioning
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Dual Power Side-View Mirrors
  • Saleen/Eagle One Detail Kit
  • Owner’s Document Portfolio & Warranty Guide

BRAKING SYSTEM

  • Power Assisted 4-Wheel Disc Brakes with ABS
  • 12.4” Vented Front Disc Brake System
  • 11.8” Vented Rear Disc Brake

WHEELS & TIRES

  • 20” Chrome Finished Alloy, 7-Spoke Wheels
  • High Performance Dunlop Tires
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

EXTERIOR

  • Injection Molded Thermoplastic Olefin (TPO)
  • Front & Rear Fascias
  • Injection Molded TPO Side Skirts & Door Cladding
  • Front Grille
  • Integrated Front Turn Signals
  • Rear Center Body Panel
  • Rear Spoiler & End Caps
  • S281 Supercharged Graphics & Identification
  • RF Red Saleen Windshield Graphic
  • RF Red Saleen Bumper Insert
  • RF Red Serialized Front Bumper
  • Serialized Engine Bay Plaque
  • Championship Wreath Graphic

SAFETY & SECURITY

  • Dual-Stage Airbags
  • Driver’s Seat Position Sensor
  • Crash Severity Sensor
  • Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children (Latch) Safety Seats
  • Remote Keyless & Illuminated Entry System
  • 3-Point Safety Belts for All Seating Positions
  • Side-Impact Door Beams

COLOR COMBINATIONS - Exterior Color/Graphic Color/Wheel Color

  • Black Clearcoat/Red/Chrome
  • Alloy Clearcoat Metallic/Red/Chrome

GENERAL DIMENSIONS & CAPACITIES (COUPE)

  • Vehicle Weight: 3620 lbs
  • Weight Distribution: 53/47 (F/R)
  • Wheelbase: 107.10 in
  • Track: 62.8 in/63.9 in (F/R)
  • Width: 74.0 in
  • Length: 189.1 in
  • Height: 56.0 in
  • Trunk Space: 13.1 cu ft
  • Fuel Capacity: 15.7 gal

20 outubro 2007

2008 Twister Special Ford Mustang

Convertible items

  • Twister Special™ Package
  • Graphics Package
  • Foose Wheels 20x8.5
  • Includes “Twister Special™” center caps
  • Pirelli Performance Tires
  • Lower ground effects blacked out
  • Chin Spoiler
  • Widows Peak Hood with mar resistant textured black stripe
  • Centered Headlight Grill w/ Tri-bar Pony
  • Tail Light Panel
  • Functional Shaker with Engraved “Twister Special™” in scoop
  • Ducktail Spoiler
  • Sequential Taillights
  • Detail Corral
  • Embroidered “Twister Special™” Floor Mats
  • Ford Racing Exhaust
  • Lowering Kit
  • Hood Struts
  • Embroidered "Twister Special™" headrest covers
  • Lightbar with embroidered "Twister Special™"
  • Personalized Vehicle Identification Plate

Coupe items

  • Twister Special™ Package
  • Graphics Package
  • Foose Wheels 20x8.5
  • Includes “Twister Special™” center caps
  • Pirelli Performance Tires
  • Lower ground effects blacked out
  • Chin Spoiler
  • Widows Peak Hood with mar resistant textured black stripe
  • Centered Headlight Grill w/ Tri-bar Pony
  • Tail Light Panel
  • Functional Shaker with Engraved “Twister Special™” in scoop
  • Ducktail Spoiler
  • C-Pillar Scoops
  • Sequential Taillights
  • Detail Corral
  • Embroidered “Twister Special™” Floor Mats
  • Ford Racing Exhaust
  • Lowering Kit
  • Glassback Roof
  • Hood Struts
  • Embroidered "Twister Special™" headrest covers
  • Personalized Vehicle Identification Plate

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