2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

$49-54k sports car, designed & built in U.S.A. 15 city / 23 hwy 240-368 mile range, gas engine
550 hp 329 cu. in. V8 supercharged 13.0 s s @ 112.0 mph mph 0-60 in 4.7 seconds, maximum lateral acceleration 0.88 g

What are people saying about the Mustang

"A street-legal racer that’s just looking for some action."
mustangs.about.com | talking about the vehicle's engine
"I can’t stop thinking about how much power the new Shelby offered."
mustangs.about.com | talking about the vehicle's performance
"The new Shelby GT500 Convertible is a looker."
mustangs.about.com | talking about the vehicle's external styling

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Pros

The Mustang Shelby GT500 vs other Recent sports cars

0-60 mph Fast 0-60 time Help
4.7 seconds
Air compressor Supercharged engine improves performance Help
Horsepower Quite powerful Help
550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
folding rear seats Folding rear seats Help
Standard
Ground clearance Good ground clearance for rough terrain Help
5.7"
Stereo power Powerful speaker system Help
500 Watts
power outlets Power outlets Help
Standard
1/4 mile Zippy 1/4 mile time Help
13.0 s s @ 112.0 mph mph
Braking distance at 60mph Good braking distance from 60mph Help
104 ft
Power-to-weight ratio Sporty performance Help
6.9 lb/hp
power seats Power seats Help
Standard
Has rear spoiler Has rear spoiler Help
Number of rows of seating Has 2 rows of seats Help
premium radio Premium radio Help
Standard

Cons

The Mustang Shelby GT500 vs other Recent sports cars

Lateral acceleration Mediocre cornering ability Help
0.88 g
City driving range Poor range in the city Help
240 miles
Rear suspension Rougher suspension Help
Live
moon roof Moon roof Help
Not Available
Airbags Few airbags Help
3
Has speed sensitive volume Lacks speed-sensitive volume Help
Cupholders Few cupholders Help
2
basic warranty miles Shorter basic warranty Help
36,000 mile
child door locks Child door locks Help
Not Available
In-city gas mileage Poor city fuel efficiency Help
15 mpg
Highway driving range Poor range on the highway Help
368 miles
back seats Cramped back seats Help
30.9 ft3
passenger power seats Passenger power seats Help
Not Available
CD changer CD changer Help
Not Available
Has subwoofer Lacks a subwoofer Help
Transmission Has a manual transmission Help
basic warranty years Shorter-lasting basic warranty Help
3 year
entertainment system Entertainment system Help
Not Available

Other Trims

This model comes in a coupe, but the Mustang Shelby GT500 is also available in a convertible.

Appearance

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