2008 Shelby GT500KR Safety
Customers who pick up the new 2008 Shelby GT500KR will find a little white box inside the trunk – a little present from Ford SVT, Ford Racing and Shelby Automobiles just for the performance driver.
What’s inside? A Ford Racing front brake ducting kit – one of many GT500KR race-inspired touches.
“The first front brake ducts on a Mustang appeared on the legendary GT350 and they were fully functional,” said Gary Patterson, Shelby Automobiles chief test driver. “Enthusiasts today understand their value, which is why we include a set with every Ford Shelby Mustang. This car is born to run, so we made it easy for drivers to get the most out of their cars on the road course.”
The brake ducting kit is essential for serious performance driving. The kit includes purposeful orange-ribbed duct tubes that direct additional cooling air to the front brakes. The kit has been engineered specifically for the GT500KR. The tubes attach with bolt-on clamps to round brushed stainless ducts integrated into the lower grille.
“The orange peeking out from behind the lower duct rings is a hint to the competition that GT500KR is ready for performance applications,” said Kerry Baldori, SVT chief vehicle engineer. “We deliver the additional capability as a kit because we know that not every GT500KR will be used for this type of aggressive driving, but it’s ready.”
Easy-to-install backing plates for the front brake discs ensure that the flow of cooling air is directed to the front discs.
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About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With about 245,000 employees and about 100 plants worldwide, the company’s core and affiliated automotive brands include Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo and Mazda. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products, please visit www.ford.com.
About Shelby Automobiles, Inc.
Founded by legend Carroll Shelby, Shelby Automobiles Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK), manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company manufactures authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. The company also partnered with Ford Motor Company to build the Shelby GT, which is based on the Mustang. For more information about Shelby Automobiles and to see the build of a 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR, visit www.shelbyautos.com.
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