2008 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500KR

2008 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500KR

The 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500KR revealed! “King of the Road” returns and will offer an estimated 540 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, thanks to revised ignition and throttle calibration and a cold air intake system that replaces the stock unit.

Power is delivered to the rear wheels through a Tremec TR6060 six-speed manual transmission and 3.73:1 rear axle ratio, upgraded from the standard GT500??s 3.31:1. Gear selection is courtesy of an all-new Ford Racing short-throw shifter making its debut on the KR. Topped with a white ball, the new shifter is 25 percent shorter than the unit on the GT500 providing for crisper, sharper shifts.

2009 Ford Mustang

Ford has begun testing prototypes for its 2009 Mustang, which was caught on public roads. The Giugiaro Mustang concept that debuted at the LA Auto Show, there are some definite similairities between the front-clips of these two cars. The hoodline on this prototype shares the graceful arc of the Italian-inspired show car, and a similar wheel arch appears to reside beneath the camouflage. A sharp, angled character line also appears to be visible on the prototype’s front bumper, and its angle and placement matches the Giugiaro concept’s nose detail exactly.

Mustang Giugiaro

Mustang Giugiaro

Ford unveiled the Mustang Giugiaro concept ?? a one-off design study by Fabrizio Giugiaro.

The Mustang by Giugiaro appears more compact than the production car, thanks to a reduction of the rear overhang and a signature Giugiaro ???trick??? of tapering the angles on the car to the limit of its mechanical outlines. The vibrant orange concept is wider than the production version. The Giugiaros added 30 millimeters to the front, gradually expanding the width by a full 80 millimeters toward the rear.

The 500 horsepower car features a single curved glass panel that bridges the windshield and rear window, serving as the concept??s roof. Produced by Solutia of Detroit, the panel is made from a special type of crystal that filters out 100 percent of UVA rays while providing unfettered vista views. The car’s doors open vertically, with hinges at the base of the upright A-pillar.