Detoit motor show: hits - 10. Shelby Mustang GT500
The GT500 goes on sale in the US this spring, and is powered by a supercharged 540bhp 5.4-litre V8 petrol engine with 510lb-ft of pulling power.
That equates to a limited top speed of 155mph, and 0-60mph in less than 4.5 seconds.
High-performance features include a short-throw six-speed manual gearbox, a twin-disc clutch and limited-slip differential.
Aerodynamic enhancements over the previous model also add downforce, while the suspension has been enhanced to sharpen the handling.
However, it's not all about performance – Ford says the new engine is also more efficient.
It's available as a coupe and convertible and, yes, those racing stripes are (in our opinion) a must-have accessory.
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