What Is The Mustang Shelby GT500KR?Last Updated July 21, 2021 | Andrew Boyle
The Mustang Shelby GT500KR was equipped with a 428 cu-in Cobra Jet V8 engine that produced 335 horsepower. The GT500KR made its first appearance in February 1968. To celebrate 40 years, Ford released a 2008 version of the GT500KR that featured a 5.4L supercharged V8 producing 540 horsepower.
The Track Pack was an optional package Ford offered Mustang GT buyers starting in the 2010 year. This optional upgrade consisted of features that enhanced performance such as 3.73 axle, front and rear stabilizer bars, and retuned shocks and struts.
The SVT Cobra R was created as a race-spec version of its Cobra sibling. Though there were few comfort features offered, the Cobra R came equipped with the best performance equipment available at the time. Here’s how the Cobra R evolved through the years.
Available on several Mustang between 1983 and 2010 was a five-speed manual transmission known as the T5. The T5 was an effort by Ford to give the Mustang better gas mileage and performance. The T5 was beginning to be phased out in 1995 and was replaced with the TR-3550.