2012 Ford Shelby GT500

Nothing has changed from the 2011 edition of the Shelby GT500 except for three things.

Although the engine is a carryover from last year and it is still the same supercharged and intercooled 550HP 5.4 liter as well as the Shelby body that sold out all 5,500 that was earmarked for it last year, one difference from last year to this version is the SVT designed Recaro front seats.

As we all know, Recaro is one of the most easily recognizable seat makers in the world. This time, Recaro made their mark with the 2012 GT500 as the official seat maker for this model. The seats featured are a semi bucket design with additional support that bolsters the side for maximum comfort and lateral support.


Another change for 2012 is the implementation of a selectable steering assist. This system was made possible because of the use of an electric power steering system that is used to help with the steering of the car. Unlike previous types of power steering assists, the electric power steering uses electric motors and load or speed sensors that are connected to the ecu in order to determine how much steering assistance to provide to the driver.

With the 2012 model, the driver has the ability to choose how much steering assistance that they want, to cater to their driving style on the road or the track.

The final addition is the Applink which allows the built in voice recognition software to properly understand the commands of the driver.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: $48,810.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 gallons (61 liters) Miles Per Gallon: 15 city / 23 hwy
Length: 188.2 in. (478 cm) Wheel Base: 107.1 in. (272 cm)
Height: 55.1 in. (140 cm) Width: 73.9 in. (187.7 cm)
Curb Weight: 3820 lbs (1732 kg) Ground Clearance: 5.7 in. (14.5 cm)
Luggage Capacity: 13.4 cu ft Maximum Seating: 4 people
Engine: Supercharged 4V Ti-VCT V-8 DOHC Displacement: 5.4 Liter
Horsepower: 550 HP Max RPM: 6200 RPM
Torque: 510 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual (Tremec)
0-60 mph: 4 seconds 1/4 Mile: 12.2 seconds