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Ford Shelby GT 500 Convertible

(2008 model)

Brief specs of 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 Convertible

3-door 4-seater convertible (cabriolet), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 32-valve V engine, DOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam), 5409 cm3 / 330.1 cu in / 330.1 cu in, 373.0 kW / 500.2 hp / 500.2 hp @ 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm, 650.9 N·m / 480.1 lb·ft / 480.1 lb·ft @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, manual 6-speed transmission, front wheel drive, consumption 6.1 l/100km / 46.3 mpg-UK / 38.6 mpg-US

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from2008
ModelShelby GT 500 ConvertibleIssued until
SerieShelbyNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors3
Bodywork typeconvertible (cabriolet)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)2718 l / 95.99 cu ft / 95.99 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)500 l / 17.66 cu ft / 17.66 cu ft

Dimensions & Weight

Length4770 mm / 187.8 in / 187.8 inTotal (curb) weight1116 kg / 2460 lb / 2460 lb
Width1890 mm / 74.4 in / 74.4 inDry weight
Height1390 mm / 54.7 in / 54.7 inLoad capacity720 kg / 1587 lb / 1587 lb
Wheelbase2730 mm / 107.5 in / 107.5 inGross (max.) weight1836 kg / 4048 lb / 4048 lb
Track frontTowing weight906 kg / 1997 lb / 1997 lb
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance150 mm / 5.9 in / 5.9 inFuel capacity61 l / 13.4 UK gal / 16.1 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.75  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.23 m2 / 24.0 sq ft / 24.0 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves32
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder4
Engine constructionBore
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio
Fuel supplyInjection. Sequentially electronic fuel injectionEngine displacement5409 cm3 / 330.1 cu in / 330.1 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity
Cam DesignDOHC (double overhead camshafts, twin cam)Compression ratio8.4 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power373.0 kW / 500.2 hp / 500.2 hp at 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm / 6000 rpm
AspirationMax. torque650.9 N·m / 480.1 lb·ft / 480.1 lb·ft at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)149.2 kW / 200.1 hp / 200.1 hp (est.)
CoolantSpecific output69.0 kW/l / 1.515 bhp/cu in / 1.515 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque120.3 N·m/l / 1.05 lb·ft/cu in / 1.05 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears6
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio456.8 kW/ton / 346.1 bhp/ton / 346.1 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)6.1 l/100km / 46.3 mpg-UK / 38.6 mpg-US
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions218 g/km / 351 g/mi / 351 g/mi
  Range1000 km / 622 mi / 622 mi

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignment
SteeringSteering detailsTraction control
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front255/45-ZR18Tyres rear255/45-ZR18
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter front347 mm / 13.7 in / 13.7 inBrake diameter rear340 mm / 13.4 in / 13.4 in
Brakes detailsABS (anti-lock braking system)Braked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Shelby GT 500 Convertible

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