Ford Mustang GT500 Makes Its UK Debut At The Goodwood Festival Of Speed
The Ford Mustang GT500 is in the news again, this time it’s in the news headlines across the pond in the UK. The Goodwood festival of speed is an annual event held every year at Goodwood House in Sussex England and hosted by the Earl of March. This Year in a fitting tribute to Carroll Shelby, Ford are showing off the all new 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 that makes 662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 engine, It will be piloted up the hill and around the track by a bevy of surprise guest drivers. Specially shipped for its first appearance outside America, the US-only supercar will blast up the famous Goodwood hillclimb. The iconic Zakspeed Ford Capri is also set to sprint up the hill, challenging the 1.16-mile hillclimb speed record of 41.6 seconds, set by Nick Heidfeld in 1999. Hopefully down force-generating front grilles, an aggressive splitter, a new quad-exhaust system and new forged-aluminium wheels will help get the car up the hill quick. The Shelby is also equipped at Goodwood with an optional Performance Goodwood Package featuring electronically adjustable dampers and a Torsen® limited-slip differential, plus an additional Track Package for all-out race track performance including three additional coolers. Ford’s decision to ship in the Shelby GT500 does raise one glaring question, though: why isn’t Chevrolet showing off its new Camaro ZL1 at Goodwood?