Summer only then I drove the Ford Shelby GT500 is updated around California’s Infineon Raceway when Sears. The car was helping the transition from muscle car Shelby GT500 for the performance of the car. At the end of the review, I wrote: “We hope the next Shelby KR, perhaps, to be more subtle, a little more colorful and much more quickly.” Well, I was mostly true. This is not the KR. Instead, we have new 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, which more than 100 lb lighter than ever and now will be equipped with the new SVT performance Package. Weight savings of the new GT500 is achieved mostly by replacing the iron beams with an aluminum one. You know Ford you might think this is the engine of the Ford GT.
You’re mostly right. But there are various changes that must be made for the machine to work in the GT500. Most notable is the abolition of the system of dry-sump lubrication. But Ford did not stop there; the block is more an evolution of the one in the Ford GT, not a variation of it. The technology used in the aluminum block cylinder bores. The plasma transferred wire Arc, a process patented by Ford, used to coat the bore with a layer thickness 0.15 mm composite iron and iron oxide. This spray-on liner replaces conventional steel cylinder Liners, cut the weight by 8.5 lb. and reduce friction. This is reminiscent of an older technology called Nikasil (used by Porsche, BMW and others), but only said PTWA durable as the old iron liners. Apparently the technology is licensed to Nissan GT-r, and Shelby GT500 was the second car to use them. Power in the new GT500 has been raised by 10, a nice round 550 bhp. Torque remains the same at 510-lb ft. Because this is more than enough, the Enginer Ford focus on efficiency.
Intercooler for the supercharger is now works better larger, now with two lines, improved sealing and Closeout panel front underbody that force the air to go where it needs to be. Weight reduction, improved efficiency, electric-assist power steering standard (found on all new Mustang) and a collection of aerodynamic tweaks have Ford projected the EPA fuel mileage GT500 23-mpg highway/15-mpg city, a 1-mpg improvement in both categories. This is good enough to avoid a gas-guzzler tax, but what owners will be about himself with efficiency when driving the Shelby GT500? Which brings us to the new upgrade options: package SVT performance Package. This started with new tires developed specifically for the GT500. Those same Tires Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar G 2s, also promised in front of the Corvette Z06. Eric Zinkosky, SVT technical specialist, said, “Ban told us what we should do.”
Ford says the new rubber, along with modifying the rest of the suspension to best use it, has resulted in an increase in both the 3 per lap around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Not bad at all. To go with the new tires that forged wheels staggered front to back (265/40R -19 front, 285/35-20 rear) load graduated from new tires to the new wheel, which drives on the shock painted red and a rigid spy and promised to help respond to such new GT500 race car. Travel lose height (by 11 mm at the front and 8 mm at the rear) not only makes the car look more aggressive, but contribute to downforce. In fact, along with modified airflow under the car and through the intercooler, there is a 25 percent increase in front downforce. To match that, the rear spoiler has had a flap Gurney added. Most of the improvements for the 2011 Shelby GT500 is not visible. To differentiate the SVT performance package car from Shelby GT500 base, looking for a set of narrow racing stripes. What’s more, shifter ball kiu does not have any lines.