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Shelby American set to take orders for the 3rd Generation GT500KR

On February 1st, 2022, at 9 AM PST, Shelby American will begin accepting orders for the all-new Shelby GT500KR. Individuals with 2020 and 2021 GT500s can contact Shelby to have their mustang converted. Customers who convert their 2022s will also receive a 60th Anniversary badge signifying Shelby American's achievement. This new GT500KR will be the first since 2008 that we've witnessed another interaction of this iconic vehicle. The first was back in 1968 in which Ford offered it in both fastback and convertible, Ford dealers sold 1,570 GT500KR models in 1968 (1053 fastbacks and 517 convertibles).

In January, we will have our first look at the new GT500KR at Barrett-Jackson.

  • Shelby GT500KR boasts 900+ street legal horsepower on 93 octane pump gas

  • Only 225 total worldwide for 2022-2022 model year will be built

  • The first production car will be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson to benefit charity

  • Ford Le Mans racer and Shelby development driver Billy Johnson is part of the team

The package price, $54,995, is in addition to the price you pay for your GT500. This price point puts the final price for the GT500KR at over $127k. A bit higher if you were one of the unfortunate ones to pay a hefty additional dealer markup (ADM).


So, what are you getting for $54,000 hard-earned greenbacks? Check out this list of features:

Performance Features

Shelby by Whipple Supercharger System

• 900+fwhp* 3.8L supercharger

• Black finish

• High volume supercharger intercooler

• High volume supercharger heat exchanger

• Open cold air intake system

• Shelby by Borla cat-back exhaust system

• Performance half-shafts

• Ride–height adjustable front and rear springs

• Ford Performance front and rear sway bars

• MagneRide® suspension recalibration

• Caster camber plates

• Shelby forged aluminum wheels

• One-piece 6061-T6 forged aluminum

• Polished or gloss black finish

• 20x11 front

• 20x11.5 rear

• Performance spec tires

• Extended and hardened wheel studs

GT500KR in front of building

Exterior and Interior Features

• Shelby carbon fiber hood

• Dry carbon fiber construction

• Functional evacuation air vents

• Hood strut system

• "SHELBY" hood lock housing

• Water managed rain trays

• Carbon fiber front splitter

• Carbon fiber rear diffuser

• Carbon fiber Gurney flap (non-CFTP)

• Billet engine caps

• 60th Anniversary Badging (2022 MY only)

• Leather seat recovers

• Shelby rocker stripes

• CSM numbered engine and dash plate

• Embroidered floor mats

Optional Features

• Le Mans style over the top stripes

• Painted stripes

• Polished supercharger

• Rear seat delete with harness bar

• Shelby Wide Body

Vehicles are post-title sales only which means you will need to own your GT500 with title in hand before Shelby American will convert your GT500 which makes sense.

Will you be getting your hands on one of these baby's? It's going to be difficult as this will be a very limited production run.