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El Shelby GT500 VIN 001 subastado por 1.100.000 $ para una fundación de la diabetes
2020 Shelby GT500 VIN 001 Sells For $1.1 Million At Auction
It’s that time of the year again, and you know what it means! Barrett-Jackson is selling VIN 001 cars like there’s no tomorrow at the Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, and the 2020 Shelby GT500 stands out from the crowd.
Someone paid $1.1 million for the most powerful Ford ever, more powerful than the GT supercar with the twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost engine. The beating heart of the Shelby is the Predator V8, a supercharged blunderbuss that promises 700-plus horsepower and a bucketload of torque.
Care to guess who is the someone in question? “The chance to become the owner of the first 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is an opportunity of a lifetime,” declared Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of global operations. “More importantly, being involved in helping to raise much-needed funds and awareness for JDRF is a big win for everyone.”
As the man said, all proceeds from the sale go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, an organization which funds research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes. The Ford Motor Company is helping JDRF researchers for 35 years now, adding up to $70 million in donations.
A car that Carroll Shelby would’ve loved to drive if were to live, the Shelby GT500 doesn’t feature a manual transmission. Ford Performance could put one together if there’s enough demand for a three-pedal setup. After all, do remember the Tremec TR-6060 used by Dodge in the Challenger SRT Hellcat can handle up to 656 lb-ft (890 Nm) of torque.
The Redeye, on the other hand, comes with the eight-speed automatic because no manual can take 707 pound-feet (959 Nm) as punishment, day in and day out. Thinking about it, the Blue Oval could be forced to offer the Tremec thanks to Shelby’s legacy of rowing your own gears. Further still, let’s not forget the GT350 and GT350R are manual-only affairs.
Turning our attention back to VIN 001, Edsel B. Ford II and Aaron Shelby, the grandson of Carroll, were at the auction when the hammered struck sold. Aaron is currently working at the LegacyTexas Bank. What’s more, he’s also taking care of the family’s timber business in East Texas.
Ford dice que no va a entrar al trapo de tiempos en Nurburgring con el GT 500...
Ford isn’t interested in benchmarking the GT500 with official lap times.
Ford Performance Chief Engineer Carl Widmann allegedly said there were “no plans” to go lapping with the GT500, either for benchmark times or records. Reportedly he went on to say Ford hadn’t published such numbers in the past, but that’s not entirely accurate. Almost a year ago to the day there was a bit of excitement over Ford racing driver Billy Johnson setting a lap record at Virginia International Raceway in a Ford GT.
It could be argued that it wasn’t an official Ford endeavor, having occurred after Car & Driver’s Lightning Lap testing at the track, but the time was certainly shared by the Blue Oval's PR crew. And then things went strangely quiet when Chevrolet beat that record days later with its Corvette ZR1. That was back when Jamal Hameedi was the chief at Ford Performance, and curiously, he said almost the exact same thing as Widmann.
Chevrolet, on the other hand, has a Camaro ZL1 1LE that can lap the Nürburgring in just 7 minutes 16.4 seconds, and it let the entire world know about it. Ford never officially sent the Shelby GT350 to the Green Hell, but unofficial times had the 526-horsepower (392-kilowatt) Mustang clocking a 7:32 lap. With the GT500 set to make over 700 hp (522 kW) while utilizing segment-leading brakes and aero tweaks up the wazoo, it feels like a tremendous cop-out if Ford doesn’t dip its foot into the pool on this one.
In the report, Widmann did suggest that Ford would send a GT500 to Car and Driver’s next Lightning Lap showdown at VIR, so there could potentally be at least some closure on the big Shelby’s track prowess. But building something as awesome as the GT500 then stepping away from direct competition seems a bit weak to us. Come on Ford, give the people what they want – a proper Mustang-versus-Camaro showdown.
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Muy bonito en Grabber Lime, los demás colores son Twister Orange, Iconic Silver y Red Hot Metallic
Lo han presentado ahora para celebrar que este domingo es San Patricio, el patrón de Irlanda, por eso el color verde y aquí posando con el trébol
Shelby GT500 Mustang Revealed In Grabber Lime Ahead Of St. Patrick’s Day
The feast day of St. Patrick might be the most Irish thing to do after drinking Guinness, but the Ford Motor Company is much obliged to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. Arriving this fall at dealers in the United States, the Shelby GT500 will be available in Grabber Lime among many more colors inspired by 1970s muscle cars.
“It’s lime green on steroids,” said Barb Whalen, Ford color and materials manager. Cloverleaf green would’ve been more appropriate if you ask anyone else, but then again, don’t forget the Ford Motor Company has a thing of getting its nose into whatever for the sake of exposure.
“This color traces back to a Mustang heritage color while bringing it forward with more modern, dynamic pigments, and bold new energy,” added Whalen. Ford used to offer Grabber Green ages ago on models such as the Mustang Boss 302 and Mercury Cougar.
Available for lesser Mustang specifications, Grabber Lime joins Twister Orange, Iconic Silver, and Red Hot Metallic. “Aspirational and confident, they are fun, youthful colors that make a statement of how you want the world to see you and who you want to be,” concluded Whalen. Of course, the Blue Oval will charge extra for these special finishes.
Sold for $1.1 million by Barrett-Jackson at auction, the first-ever production model and any other Shelby GT500 comes as standard with a dual-clutch Tremec transmission coupled to the Predator V8. The 5.2-liter is related to the Voodoo V8 but uses a cross-plane crankshaft for an all-American soundtrack.
Capable of more than 700 horsepower, word has it the Shelby GT500 is limited to 180 mph (290 km/h) because top speed isn’t what Ford Performance is interested in. Handling and acceleration on corner exit are the highlights, and the king of the Mustangs promises to outperform even the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with the 1LE Track Package.
Truth be told, the ZL1 recorded 202.3 mph at the High-Speed Oval at the Automotive Testing Papenburg proving ground in Germany. It so happens the Camaro is great value, ZL1 Track Package and 10-speed automatic transmission included. Because the GT350R retails at $67,135 for the 2019 model year, we’re expecting an MSRP in the $75,000s for the GT500.
Vaughn Gittin Jr. celebra San Patricio haciendo un trebol de drift con su Ford Mustang RTR verde de 900 cv
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