5 Need-To-Know Facts About The 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Find out what’s really going on under the hood of the hottest car on the scene.

The 2014 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is an absolute beast of a machine, but the iconic car that has featured in numerous films and TV shows has a lot more to it than meets the eye.

Some Serious power

Ford substantially overhauled the Mustang Shelby GT500 model, installing what it claims is the most powerful regular production V-8 engine in the world, and modifying the drivetrain, steering, suspension, and braking components accordingly. This year, Ford makes no changes as the Mustang lineup rolls into its final year before a complete redesign.

Built for speed

There is no mistaking a 2014 Shelby GT500 for any other Mustang model. Offered as a coupe or a convertible, this vehicle has different styling including a power-dome aluminum hood with a functional heat extractor, quad exhaust outlets, cobra snake badges, and LeMans racing stripes. Painted forged aluminum wheels, sized 19 inches in diameter in front and 20 inches in back, are standard, with 265/40 front and 285/35 rear performance tires. Standard equipment includes HID headlights, LED fog lights, and LED taillights with sequential turn signals.

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Like a glove

The 2014 Shelby GT500 models are equipped with standard leather sport seats with racing stripes, a bright white cue ball shift knob, and a sport steering wheel wrapped in leather and Alcantara suede. Additionally, this model is equipped with silver pedal trim, a premium audio system, Sync AppLink smartphone connectivity, and more.

Personalised safety features

Ford equips every 2014 Mustang Shelby GT500 with standard MyKey technology, which allows the vehicle’s owner to program top vehicle speed and audio volume limits, to prohibit the ability to defeat the traction and stability control systems, to provide an advanced low-fuel warning, and to mute the stereo until the seat belts are fastened.

The future is now

With the Shelby GT500’s standard Track Apps technology, the vehicle can measure and display acceleration times, braking distance, and cornering g-forces. This performance car is also equipped with a Sync hands-free connectivity including AppLink technology, which allows the driver to operate favorite smartphone applications without removing their hands from the steering wheel.

You can actually stand the chance to win one of these bad boys (for reals!). Imagine opening your front door and seeing one of these American muscle machines sitting in your driveway. All you have to do is check out GiantSuperCars and play ‘spot the ball’, and you could be an owner of a gorgeous Mustang Shelby GT 500.


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