2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR

I also noticed a distinct lack of grip from the rear tires when I tried to make a quick pass a few blocks from the office. Suddenly the back end of the car swung out and I had to let off the gas. Luckily my evening with the KR was fairly warm and dry. By the time I was on the two-lane roads, the tires were warm and stuck to the pavement pretty well. The only problem was finding some smooth pavement. This KR does not like broken pavement and the suspension is clearly tuned for smooth canyon roads. Each bump threw the back axle in one direction or another and I could not predict which way a given bump would send the car.

Friends loved the loud exhaust and absolute power this KR provides. A smoky burnout was in order and the KR was perfect for the job. I've got a hard time getting my head around an $80,000 Mustang when a Corvette Z06 is less expensive, but there are some very wealthy Mustang fans who would never dream of owning a Vette. At least this will let those fan boys run with a Vette and this limited-edition Mustang might one day be a bit more collectible than a basic Z06.

Like Joe says, this car needs to be evaluated on better roads with better weather, but there's still a lot of fun to be had here.

Phil Floraday, Senior Online Editor

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