Carroll Shelby and the Ford Mustang are knocking on immortality, and with age comes the wisdom to invent new variations of the classic pony car theme.
Ace snake charmer Shelby, who's eighty-six and still kicking, thrives by teaming with Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) to scare interlopers off their hot coupe turf. Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and, yes, Hyundai Genesis coupe, stand back; there's a new GT500 in town, and the supercharger under its humped hood isn't for blowing smoke.
SVT was born in 1991 to spoil the debut of the fourth-generation Camaro. With and without Shelby as an accomplice, SVT has created some of the best performance models ever blessed with a blue oval. Now, following a long coffee break, the SVT gang is back on two feet - tending one car and one truck - and itching to kick asphalt.
The 2010 Shelby GT500 is the recently face-lifted Mustang armed with the Ford Motor Company's most powerful engine and comprehensive chassis, driveline, interior, and exterior modifications.... Read full article