Shelby GT500 Parts Buying GuideLast Updated August 4, 2019
The reintroduction of the Shelby GT500 is one of the hallmarks of the Ford Mustang’s Fifth Generation. Reincarnated in 2007 and carrying well into the following decade, the GT500 established itself as one most popular muscle cars on the market. Thanks to its vast array of high-performance Shelby parts, the 2007 GT500 helped the once-prominent Shelby nameplate become relevant in the mainstream once more. With its 5.4L Supercharged V8 engine giving off a whopping 500 horsepower, owners of the 2007 GT500 could proudly display any of the car’s six-speed manual transmission options.
As the years went on and the GT500 parts & accessories became more prevalent, the aftermarket GT500 parts helped enhance the popular model car’s performance. In 2010, the factory Shelby GT500 parts enabled the GT500 to increase its horsepower to 540, and that number would rocket all the way up to 662 by the year 2013 with the larger and more powerful 5.8L “Trinity” V8 Engine. In addition to the bump in power in both 2010 and 2013, the GT500 received a major facelift along with the base Ford Mustang.
With all of these changes taking place, many Mustang owners flocked to aftermarket retailers to arm themselves with modern Shelby GT500 parts to make their pony car that much better. Whether you’re trying to corner better with suspension upgrades, shift more accurately with a Blowfish Shifter Bracket or accelerate quicker with engine parts, it is essential for Ford owners to be armed with the Shelby GT500 parts that correctly correspond with their vehicles. CJ’s has all of the GT500 parts that you need to keep your performance car in top-shape for years to come!
2007-2009 Shelby GT500 Parts
After the debut of the retro “fastback-style” Mustang in 2005, Ford sought to bring back the once King Of The Road Shelby GT500. With much rumor, anticipation and sheer excitement, the all-new Shelby GT500 was launched in the 2007 model year. Offering a variant of the 2005 Ford GT 5.4L Supercharged V8 powerhouse, the Shelby came with a staggering 500 horsepower and one heck of a supercharger whine reminiscent of the 2003-2004 SVT Cobra, also known as “The Terminator.”
The best part about these forced induction motors, is that they’re tuned from the factory with an unusually rich calibration. The great part about this for the aftermarket is that with a rich mixture, that means that there is power left on the table. Install a set of headers and exhaust along with a cold air intake to open things up on both ends of the motor. Tie that in with a proper tune along with some Shelby GT500 performance parts from CJ's and you’ll be well on your way to tire-shredding power.
2010-2014 Shelby GT500 Parts
With the 2010 model year came a refresh of the S197 platform. After four years of the 2005+ body style, it was time to shake things up from an exterior standpoint. Not long behind that came the all-aluminum block of the 2011 Shelby GT500 which shed over 120 pounds and bumped output up to 550 horsepower.
Being the last GT500 that Carroll Shelby had a hand in developing before he passed away, the 2013 Shelby GT500 had to be none other than breathtaking, and that is exactly what the team did. For 2013, out came the “Trinity” project which was a larger 5.8L Supercharged V8 that was rated at an astounding 662 horsepower -- the most powerful mass-production V8 of its time.
It’s crazy to think that with a couple of the proper modifications like an intake, tune, exhaust and some chassis stiffening for safety, a 2013-2014 GT500 could be putting down over 700 horsepower to the wheels! With some quick math, that equates to over 800 horsepower to the crank; truly an amazing accomplishment for the late Carroll Shelby and his team.
2020 Shelby GT500 Parts
The Shelby Mustang triumphantly returns with the 2020 Shelby GT500. This monstrously powerful vehicle is the most powerful street-legal Ford yet, essentially being a race-car that you can run to the supermarket in. With 760 horsepower coursing through its supercharged V8 engine and its rapid shifting dual-clutch transmission, this Shelby GT500 can accelerate from 0-60 in the mid 3-second range and run a quarter mile in under 11 seconds. Torque output is an incredible 625 lb-ft.
As powerful as this Mustang is, it's a little daunting to even think of upgrading it. How could you even fathom wanting more power than this? That's not the point though. Mustang owners never settle for good when there is potentially more power to be squeezed out of their car. From more durable parts, to maybe a louder exhaust, there are plenty of ways to upgrade a Shelby GT500, even if it's as powerful as it is stock.
Since the 2020 Shelby GT500 is not yet available for purchase, the aftermarket scene still has a bit of work to do. Once they catch-up, however, we will have the parts you need to make your Shelby faster than no other before.
Though your 2007-2014 Shelby GT500 is already a high-performance muscle car from the moment that you drive it off the lot, there is always room for improvement. With the addition of aftermarket Shelby GT500 parts from CJ’s, you can tap into your supercharged engine’s uncharted potential. CJ Pony Parts offers a wide selection of GT500 parts that will help take your pony car to the next level!
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