2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Specs

$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

Overview

"If I had the cash I’d step into this GT500 any day of the week."
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Model 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
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MSRP $49,605
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Invoice price $44,956
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Body style coupe
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg
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Highway gas mileage 23 mpg
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City driving range 240 miles
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Highway driving range 368 miles
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Road Tests

"I can’t stop thinking about how much power the new Shelby offered."
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"Its electric power assist steering (EPAS), handles like a dream."
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0-60 mph 4.7 seconds
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1/4 mile 13.0 s s @ 112.0 mph mph
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Braking distance at 60mph 104 ft
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Top speed 155 mph
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Lateral acceleration 0.88 g
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Engine & Drivetrain

"A street-legal racer that’s just looking for some action."
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Size 329 in³
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Cylinders V8
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Air compressor Supercharger
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Fuel Gas
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Drivetrain 6-speed manual RWD
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Gearing type Traditional
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Paddle shifters Not Available

Power & Handling

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Max torque 510 lb-ft @ 4,250 RPM
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Max horsepower 550 HP @ 6,200 RPM
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Power-to-weight ratio 6.9 lb/hp
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.0 ft

Suspension, Wheels & Brakes

"No matter what I threw its way, the car maintained its composure."
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Front suspension Independent
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Rear suspension Live
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Front brakes Disc
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Rear brakes Disc
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Wheel material Alloy
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wheel width 255 mm
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wheel diameter 19"
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wheel aspect ratio 40
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Stereo & Entertainment

"Stereo controls on the steering wheel were a major plus."
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"The six-gauge cluster, with SVT graphics, reminded me I was in a modern-day ride."
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Number of speakers 8
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Stereo power 500 Watts
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Has speed sensitive volume No
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Has subwoofer No
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes
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AM/FM stereo Standard
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CD player Standard
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CD changer Not Available
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satellite radio Standard
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entertainment system Not Available
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Crash Test Ratings

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Head-on crash rating, driver Unknown
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Head-on crash rating, passenger Unknown
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Side crash rating, driver Unknown
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Side crash rating, rear passenger Unknown
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Rollover resistance Unknown

Safety Features

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Airbags Driver
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antilock brakes Standard
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child door locks Not Available
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Stability control system Yes
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Roadside assistance system None
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Features

"The car’s leather bucket seats were comfortable."
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cruise control Standard
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front air conditioning Standard
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rear air conditioning Not Available
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keyless entry Standard
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leather Optional
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moon roof Not Available
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navigation system Optional
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roof rack Not Available
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power locks Standard
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power mirrors Standard
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power outlets Standard
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dual power seats Not Available
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power seats Standard
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power steering Standard
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power windows Standard

Warranty

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Basic 3 years / 36,000 miles
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Drivetrain 5 years / 60,000 miles
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Rust 5-year unlimited
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Roadside Assistance 5 years / 60,000 miles

Physical Dimensions

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Width 6'8"
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Height 4'7"
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Length 15'8"
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Wheelbase 8'11"
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Curb weight 3,819 lbs
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front seats 52.2 ft3
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back seats 30.9 ft3
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Ground clearance 5.7"
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