2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 vs. 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR....and the winner is.....?????
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Legendary car-builder Carroll Shelby celebrates the 40th anniversary of his "King of the Road" with the new 2008 Shelby GT500KR at the New York Auto Show. The new KR packs 40 more horses under the hood, making it the most powerful production Ford Mustang ever built. The 2008 Shelby GT500KR will be limited to only 1,000 units.
Famed hot-rod designer Chip Foose also lends his talents to Ford with the 2008 F-150 Foose edition. This production-intent show truck appears at the New York Auto Show. It features a low-slung, street boulevard cruiser look matched with a hot 5.4 liter V-8 engine. To maintain the truck's Built Ford Tough heritage, the Foose edition's low look comes from lowering the springs and shocks only two inches. The rest is pure illusion, as only Chip Foose can create.
Ford brings even more star-power to the New York show with its 2008 Ford Expedition Funkmaster Flex edition. DJ Funkmaster Flex, the hip-hop guru of car customization, worked with Ford designers to create an expressive concept that delivers the Expedition's big SUV authenticity with a unique urban style and presence. The 2008 Ford Expedition Funkmaster Flex edition features custom two-tone paint, a complete 3D carbon body kit and custom interior. The Funkmaster Flex Edition is identified inside and out with distinctive FMF badges. The vehicle will be in dealer showrooms this fall.
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FIND OUT WHO WINDS, ZO6 OR GT500KR:
We're looking at the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR and 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, but we're imagining a '68 Shelby GT500KR staging next to a Corvette with one of the 427-cubic-inch V8s on the Connecting Highway in Queens, New York, probably sometime during the Nixon administration. We don't know how the cars are tuned or which driver has the better hole-shot technique, but we're calling our street race in favor of the Vette.
You see, there's no historical basis for a close Corvette-Mustang rivalry. A Corvette of any year is a little too fast and smart to be street racing ratty muscle cars. It's a real sports car, the kind of car that's still fun when you start going around corners.
But maybe it's a different story with this 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR and 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Each of these rear-wheel-drive coupes has a V8 rated for more than 500 horsepower at the flywheel. And with the release of the limited-edition 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR, Ford has moved in on Chevrolet's price territory. The GT500KR leaves the Ford factory as a $46,730 GT500 coupe and is shipped as a rolling chassis to Carroll Shelby's facility near the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Nevada. By the time the KR cruises out of Shelby's shop, it's an $82,395 Mustang.
As such, the King-of-the-Road Mustang must now contend with this $76,920 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. And though the Z06 is a few horsepower shy of the upcoming ZR1, it's not an easy mark. The GT500KR will have to play like a sports car just to keep up.
Motor Trend Video We test the 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR as part of America's Best Handling Car comparison competition.
Motor Trend Video The King of the Road returns with the all-new 540-horse Shelby GT500KR. MT Executive Editor Matt Stone hits the track for a First Drive with this 2008 Ford
Here's a video mix of our days testing out the new GT500 King of the Road in Utah a few weeks back. Want to see the full review? Check out our recent episodes. Stay tuned for a sneak peek of things to come in summer.
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grid hack - super car/cars. used ford mustang concept to show-off :) similiar to KITT2008 (knight industries three thousand) top speed i got so far is 705kmh, not on this video.
Umbau des Shelbys 1:18 in den KI3T! Leider macht der Scanner momentan auf dem 1. Programm nur die Hälfte des Original Lauflichts, wie man zwischen 00:00 und 00:14 erkennen kann. Umprogrammierung folgt in den nächsten Wochen.
Modification of the Shelby 1/18 to KI3T! Unfortunately the scanner isn't working as the real one as you see at 00:00 - 00:15, so I have to do some programming in the next few weeks.
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It's something like trying to drive the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 on a roller-coaster, only there are no steel tracks to keep you from slithering off the pavement and ending up in a flaming heap of 540-horsepower Mustang.
You can't even see where you're going, really. Hard on it, the GT500's rear tires begin spinning just as you can see nothing but sky in the windshield. You're on top of the hump at the entrance to Infineon Raceway's Turn 6, and as your stomach and both right-side tires go weightless, you start a long, long dive to the left, sliding sideways all the way down the hill and around the 180-degree corner.
The Shelby GT500 is so torqued up with the cornering force from the low-profile 19-inch tires and the drive from the supercharged V8 that you can practically hear the welds popping in the chassis. But something is different this time — palms are not slick with sweat, tires are not threatening to let go at the most inopportune moment and steering left in order to go right is a joy and not a reflex of self-preservation.
The 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 gets 2 mpg more on the EPA highway cycle this year. The Ford engineers are really proud of this. But every time we make another lap and slide down Turn 6, we have our doubts that fuel economy is what this car is about.
Serving Our Inner Adolescent
We're behaving like adults as the Ford engineers tell us all about the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500, even as we hear a couple of the cars making shake-down runs on the quarter-mile strip at Infineon Raceway a few hundred feet away. And in many ways, the GT500 itself is trying to act more like an adult, casting aside the muscle-bound character of the 2007 Ford Shelby GT500.
As the Ford people tell us, they started with the limited-production 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR, the exclusive (1,700 examples built) and revenue-enhancing (MSRP $79,995) Mustang produced last year. And aside from a few fewer Shelby badges (the KR had many to spare), the GT500 is like the KR in almost every way, except it's built at the Mustang plant in Flat Rock, Michigan, rather than at the Shelby facility in Las Vegas.
You can tell as soon as you open the new GT500's hood, complete with hot-air extractors. The supercharged and intercooled DOHC 5.4-liter V8 with its truck-style iron block is still in place, but now it carries a conical air filter in its own sealed cold-air box behind the left-side headlight, an innovation that increases airflow while resisting power-sapping heat soak. For the GT500, this new cold-air intake required the migration of the iconic Cobra badge on the grille from the left side to the right side.
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BANSHEE = Dodge Viper SRT-10 '03
BENSON = Man V8 6X4
BIFF = Renault Magnum
BLISTA = Bentley Continental GT
BOBCAT = Dodge Ram SRT-10 '03
BUCCANEER = Mercury Monterey 2DR '72
BUS = MTA New York City Bus
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COQUETTE = Bugatti Veyron 16.4
DF8 = Mercedes Benz S65 AMG
DILETTANTE = Toyota Land Cruiser 200
DUKES = Chevrolet Camaro SS 2010
EMPEROR = Cadilac Fleetwood Brougham '85
EMPEROR2 = Willys Jeep
ESPERANT = Mercedes-Benz W124 E500 '95
FACTION = BMW M6
FBI = Chevrolet Tahoe FBI
FELTZER = Mercedes SL65 AMG '07
FEROCI = Mercedes SEL600 W140 '98
FEROCI2 = Hummer H1
FIRETRUK = Kamaz Firetruck
FORTUNE = BMW M3 E92
FUTO = Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 - CLK 63 AMG
FXT = Toyota Land Cruiser 100
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INGOT = Audi A4 Avant
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LOKUS = Audi A8 4.2 Quattro
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PERENNIAL = GMC Yukon 2008
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PINNACLE = BMW 750i
PMP600 = Chrysler 300c SRT8
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POLICE2 = Dodge Charger NYPD
POLPAT = Chevrolet Tahoe Police
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PRES = Mercedes-Benz CLS 63
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ROMAN = BMW M5 E34
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SABREGT = Chevrolet Camaro SSv
SCHAFTER = Mercedes-Benz S600
SENTINEL = BMW M3 E46
SOLAIR = Saab 97x '06
SPEEDO = Ford E-150
STALLION = Subaru Impreza STI Wide Body
STRATUM = BMW 760i
STRETCH = Rolls Royce Sapphire - Luxury Style
SULTAN = Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII
SULTANRS = Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII Tuned
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TAXI2 = Ford Crown Victoria
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URANUS = Nissan Skyline GT-R Nismo Z-Tune
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VIGERO2 = Dodge Charger '69 Rusty
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VIRGO = Porsche 911 Turbo
VOODOO = Cadillac Eldorado-Deville '59 lowered
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WILLARD = BMW 320i Light Tuning
YANKEE = Scania R580 Tandem
BOBBER = Harley Davidson V-Rod
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PCJ = Yamaha R1 RN12
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