What was once only the stuff of dreams for car-crazed horsepower junkies is now a reality for all: the big three are fielding street-legal monster machines with upwards of 500 horses, and even family sedans can be had with 300 and even 400 ponies. Ford’s foray into insanity is the Shelby GT500 Mustangwhich boasts a supercharged V-8 with 500 hp and enough torque to wrinkle the asphalt at stoplights anywhere. The various Shelbys have been some of the hottest sellers in Franklin’s lineup, so it was only a matter of time until an ’07 GT500 arrived. Now it has, in a beautiful blue with white stripe pattern that evokes the most heroic Shelbys of yesteryear. Exquisite paintwork and exceptional detail on the supercharged cammer V-8 are just some of the highlights.
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