Ford PH adds new Mustang Shelby GT500 to vehicle portfolio

Ford Philippines finally launched on Friday the new Mustang Shelby GT500.

The new Mustang Shelby GT500 is a modern take on the iconic Mustang Shelby predecessors, which is designed to greatly accentuate its performance qualities personality inside and out. 

Some of its design features include LED headlamps with signature lighting, LED taillamps with sequential tri-bar turn signals, unique hood with self-centering hood pins, unique front fascia, fenders, grille, and front splitter, vinyl over-the-top racing stripes, rear diffuser, rear spoiler, and a larger Front radiator block-off plate.

It also comes with 20” x 11.0” flow-formed high-gloss black-painted aluminum wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Tires, as well as large ventilated SHW brake rotors with red-painted Brembo front and rear calipers.

Inside, the new Mustang Shelby GT500 comes with a rotary gear shift dial, Shelby-exclusive aluminum instrument panel trim, RECARO leather-trimmed with Miko Suede Seats , 4-way manually adjustable driver and 2-way manually adjustable front-passenger seats, leather and Alcantara wrapped flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters, and Ford Performance Aluminum Scuff plates. 

Under the hood, the new Mustang Shelby GT500 is powered by a 5.2-Litre supercharged cross-plane crank V8 engine, packing 760HP of maximum power and 847NM of maximum torque. It’s mated with a 7-Speed Tremec dual clutch transmission.

“The new Mustang Shelby GT500 is among Ford’s flagship performance vehicles with a proven race heritage,” Ford Philippines managing director Michael Breen said. “The new variant exudes unmistakable Mustang Shelby qualities and characteristics in an enhanced modern iteration as seen by its updated design, performance enhancements, and innovative features, giving Mustang enthusiasts something to get excited about.”

Additionally, the new Mustang Shelby GT500 also offers several performance-enhancing features including the Magneride Damping System, which monitors body and wheel motion to vary shock absorber stiffness and provide ultra-quick responsiveness to changing road conditions.

Aside from that, Ford Philippines’ latest offering also comes with a unique front fascia, fenders, grille and front splitter as well as a 3.73 Torsen limited-slip rear differential, Brembo brake calipers, and magnesium tower-to-tower brace.

The new Mustang Shelby GT500 is also packed with innovative technologies such as the Track Apps that provides performance metrics as well as an accelerometer that displays lateral and longitudinal g-forces, acceleration times and lap times, plus automatic and countdown starts.

It also comes with a 12-inch LCD digital instrument cluster with MyColor, SYNC 3 enhanced voice recognition, communications and entertainment system, 8-inch capacitive center touchscreen with swipe capability, two Smart-charging multimedia ports, and Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility.

The new Mustang Shelby GT500 will be offered in 11 striking colors namely Antimatter Blue, Carbonized Gray, Grabber Yellow, Oxford White, Shadow Black, Velocity Blue, Race Red, Twister Orange, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red, and Performance Blue. 

The new Mustang Shelby GT500 will be available at all Ford dealership nationwide beginning Sept. 10, 2021, with a starting retail price of P7,760,000 and an additional P15,000 for the Twister Orange color.

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