LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 2009 Shelby GT500KR
2008 marked the 40th anniversary of the original GT500 KR (“King of the Road”) and to commemorate the original Ford and Shelby teamed up to create a brand new 2008 Shelby GT500KR. They made subtle changes to the already popular GT500 platform to increase performance, handling and styling. The pieces, parts, personality, and production are a joint effort between Ford Motor and Shelby Automobiles, with the development driven by Ford’s SVT engineering team. With only 1000 units being built, the remastered KR was very rare and expensive with a MSRP of 79,995 USD.
For the new KR model, the standard GT500 5.4L Supercharged V8 powertrain remained. Instead, SVT used some small tuning tricks to extract more horsepower out of the supercharged mill. The engine-management system is remapped for a more aggressive timing curve, and with that comes the mandatory use of premium fuel. The hood/air-box combo makes for a cooler intake charge while a new exhaust system helps this engine breathe. The result is a 40-horsepower increase (500hp to 540hp) plus a 30-pound-foot increase in peak torque. A stouter 3.73:1 rear gear completes the package. The Tremec provided six-speed manual transmission remains but, with a shorter-throw shifter for increased performance.
The chassis tuning is about 17-percent stiffer in front and about seven-percent stiffer in the rear than the a standard GT500 thanks to more aggressive Ford Racing springs and Tokico shocks and struts. Ride height drops 20mm up front and 15mm in the rear. The standard 14-inch front Brembo’s and vented rear discs were judged adequate to cover the increased performance. Newly designed forged Alcoa wheels wrapped by Goodyear F1s come standard on the KR.
The styling and aerodynamics are improved with new, polished carbon-fiber front splitter, carbon-trimmed exterior mirrors and new extractor hood. The rear wing is new, too, producing less drag and helping move the center of aerodynamic pressure forward for better stability. Combined with the lowered ride height, the result is a car that is more balanced.
This 2009 Shelby GT500 KR is 1 of only 328 factory painted Ebony Black with Satin Ebony Stripes. It is complemented by a beautiful black leather interior with Shelby embroidered headrests. This 1 collector owner car has only been driven 4,200 miles since new. It still looks showroom fresh like the day he purchased it new. It comes fully documented with original window sticker, Shelby window sticker, dealer invoice and owner’s manual. It has been stored in a climate controlled environment since new and shows like new.
With its low production numbers, ultra low mileage, and performance this 2009 Shelby GT500KR is a must have for any collector. All these attributes make this Shelby a investment grade automobile. Don’t miss your opportunity to add this rare modern day “King Of The Road” Shelby to your collection.