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Jun 05

Watch Ford’s Shelby GT500 gun for 200 MPH on Italy’s Nardo Ring

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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 at Nardo Ring - night testing

There's a reason the speedometer on the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 reaches all the way to 220 mph. By all accounts, Ford poured a substantial amount of development resources into the supercharged creation by running it through the ringer at some of the world's most hallowed courses. Those include the infamous Nürburgring and Italy's massive Nardo Ring. The automaker has finally released a video detailing some of that work, specifically on the Shelby GT500's high-speed dynamics. In order for a production vehicle to safely operate at 200 mph, the machine needs to not only be able to achieve the speed, but also to maintain the velocity safely.

It also needs to be able to stop at a moment's notice. As such, engineers ran the 642 horsepower sportscar up to V-max and proceeded to induce a full ABS stop. That must have been an interesting moment behind the wheel. Check out the video for yourself by scrolling below.

Continue reading Watch Ford's Shelby GT500 gun for 200 MPH on Italy's Nardo Ring

Watch Ford's Shelby GT500 gun for 200 MPH on Italy's Nardo Ring originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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May 22

Watch a Taurus and Charger cop car team up on new Shelby GT500

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GT500 vs Cop Cars

The good old boys at Motor Trend got their hands on not only a 2013 Ford Shelby GT500, but a Ford Police Interceptor and a Dodge Charger Police Pursuit, as well. Like any good, upstanding group of hooligans, the crew set to playing cops and robbers in the shadow of Detroit's vacant factories. With the big 662-horsepower, supercharged V8 Mustang left with no long spans of asphalt to stretch its legs, the two pursuit vehicles have a clear advantage. Watching the three go at each other is a decent way to blow five minutes of your work day.

Of course, this reminds me of a pearl of wisdom served up by my grandfather on the subject of evading the long arm of the law. He always said, "You can out run one, you might even out run two, but you'll never outrun that radio." Amen.

Check it out for yourself.

Continue reading Watch a Taurus and Charger cop car team up on new Shelby GT500

Watch a Taurus and Charger cop car team up on new Shelby GT500 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 22 May 2012 14:59:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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