Video: Exterior driving footage of the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500

2011 Ford Shelby GT500

Last week Ford released a video of its SVT team hitting up the Virginia International Raceway (VIR) with the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500. The 2011 model brought in a lap time of 2:58.48, which was over eight seconds faster than the 2010 Shelby GT500.

While last time we only got a cockpit view of the 2011 Shelby GT500’s VIR run, today we get to see some exterior driving footage with some nice supercharged sounds. Not a bad way to kick off Monday morning.

Refresher: The 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 Coupe and Convertible are powered by a 5.4L supercharged V8 making 550-hp (an increase of 10-hp) with a peak torque of 510 lb-ft. The new powertrain weighs 102 pounds lighter, resulting in a better power-to-weight ratio, improved fuel-economy, acceleration, handling and steering precision. Buyers can also opt for the SVT Performance Package to further enhance performance. For 2011, the Shelby GT500 gets an EPA-projected fuel-economy of 23/15 mpg (city/highway).

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– By: Omar Rana