2007 Shelby GT500 Arrives In Europe, Autobahn Top Speed Run Ensues
The speedometer was useless for this run.
The year 2007 and the fifth version of the Ford Mustang were very important things for Shelby. It marked the nameplate’s return, ending the three-decade-long absence of the famed tuning company within Ford. The birth of the 2007 Mustang Shelby GT500 was just the beginning, a re-introduction to the GT500 nameplate that a lot of owners enjoy today.
However, the Mustang Shelby GT500 wasn’t readily available in other parts of the world then, particularly in Europe. That didn’t importers from bringing in the super ‘Stang across the pond, just like this one featured by YouTube’s AutoTopNL.
Gallery: 2007 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake Auction
With lots of ponies under the hood and unrestricted sections of German Autobahn, this is almost automatic – a top speed run with the supercharged ‘Stang needs to happen, and that’s what we have here in this video.
For the uninitiated, the 2007 Shelby GT500 was powered by a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 that puts out 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts) and 480 pound-feet (651 Newton-meters) of torque. It was rated to sprint to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) in 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). Sure, the Shelby-tuned S-197 Mustang is a bit heavy but we couldn’t deny that it has the muscle to pull itself.
Does a 14-year-old car still have the legs to reach its declared top speed?
As you can see in the video, it still does. In fact, the muscle car here was able to hit 166 mph (267 km/h) based on the GPS device used by the driver, way beyond the declared top speed above, rendering the analog speedometer useless.
We’re not entirely sure if this example was a tuned Shelby GT500 but whatever the case was, it was an impressive run considering the car’s age.
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