Ford planning more Shelby GT500KR Mustangs for 2009Enlarge Photo
Like the current 40th anniversary limited edition, the 2009 Shelby GT500KR will feature the same 540hp 5.4L supercharged V8 and Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack. It also gets the same 3.73:1 rear axle ratio, short-throw shifter, and unique suspension tuning. Other features include a carbon composite hood, unique wheels and side-stripes. The only difference, in fact, between the new model and the current car will be the absence of 40th anniversary badging.
The Shelby GT500KR Mustang is the fourth limited-edition Pony car that Shelby and Ford have brought to market since resuming their collaboration in 2001. Each car begins life as a GT500, built at AutoAlliance International, in Michigan. From there, the cars are shipped to the Shelby Automobile facility in Las Vegas, where the Ford performance modifications are added. Once ready, the cars are hand customized and delivered to each customer in an enclosed transporter - just like the Ford GT supercar.