Anyone in the mood for a new 2008 Ford Mustang GT500 KR?

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is an absolute powerhouse of a car, and that fact has carried through every generation. However, if you don’t have the money to shell out for the newer version, which costs just under $80,000 before any ridiculous options or markups, an alternative might be this new example from 2008.

For sale with Silverstone Motorcars for $79,000, the 2008 Mustang GT500 KR has only 23 miles (37 km) on its odometer, making it practically new. It was also one of 1,000 units produced for the 2008 model year, which also makes it quite a rare car.

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The car is finished in red with silver chrome wheels, offset by silver racing stripes running the full length of the vehicles. Since this is a Shelby vehicle, it also features cobra badges instead of the typical ponies, as well as “Shelby” lettering on the hood and trunk. Other unique exterior features include a GT500-specific body kit and larger wheels. Inside, the cabin is finished in a basic black color scheme, but it reveals something that today’s GT500 can’t claim: a manual transmission.

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The GT500 KR engine is a 5.4 L supercharged V8 engine making 540 hp (547 PS / 403 kW) and 510 lb-ft (691 Nm) of torque, which was 40 hp (41 PS / 30 kW) and 30 lb-ft. ft (41 Nm). ) of torque more than the GT500 of the time, let alone the regular Mustang GT. Those were incredibly impressive numbers when this car was new, and frankly, they’re still pretty impressive even in today’s generation of American high-performance sports cars.

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