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Chicago 2012: Ford Drops The Top On The GT500


William Maley
Editor/Reporter - Cheersandgears.com
February 8, 2012

The Chicago Auto Show holds a special place in history for Ford's SVT. It was there, twenty years ago when Ford introduced the Mustang Cobra and SVT. Today, Ford celebrated the anniversary of SVT by showing the Shelby GT500 convertible.

The Shelby GT500 Convertible is indentical to the coupe; same 5.8L Supercharged V8 pumping out 650 HP and 600 lb-ft of torque. Same carbon fiber driveshaft, upgraded clutch, transmission, and axle.

The Convertible will have available a performance package that includes Bilstein electronic adjustable dampers specially developed by SVT and a track pack that includes external oil cooler, differential cooler and transmission cooler.

And no, the GT500 convertible will not go 200 MPH. Ford has limited the convertible to 155.




Press Release is on Page 2





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Limited to 155 MPH. They kind of left that part out. The ZL1 drop top is not limited is it? just seems wrong to limit a Shelby at this price. It is ok to limit a GT but not a Shelby.
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Seems if you changed the computer chip to the normal one in the coupe it would not have the limit. :P Does seem silly to have a limiter on this, if someone wants to kill themselves, it is not the responsibility of ford when it comes to what a person does with their auto.
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Looks like they dropped the hoop on the '13 also (the faux roll bar thingy).
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