2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 SVT
- Texas Car
- 5.4L/550HP Supercharged V8
- 6 Speed Manual Transmission
- Only 14k Miles
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“I love horsepower.” Carroll Shelby
That simple three-word statement pretty accurately captures the essence of what a “Shelby” badge is intended to communicate. As it relates to the 2012 Shelby GT500 SVT Mustang, Motor Trend's review suggests this car is a righteous expression of Mr. Shelby's love: “With its 550 hp supercharged 5.4-liter V-8, the Shelby GT500 is certainly the most powerful Mustang on the block.” The magazine went on to proclaim the moment in automotive history: “The reigning pony car king takes another step forward.”
Since every Shelby car is a performance-oriented machine, these details of this tell the tale:“The Mustang Shelby GT500 is powered by a 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 producing 550 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque. Combined with the six-speed manual transmission, the V-8 pushes the Mustang Shelby GT500 from a standstill to 60 mph in a (traction-limited) 4.1 seconds. The quarter mile comes quickly too, with the Shelby GT500 taking 12.4 seconds at 115.8 mph. Coming to a dead stop from 60 mph takes the Mustang Shelby GT500 just 103 feet.” (Motor Trend)
Offered here is a low-mileage, properly maintained, SVT-optioned GT500 in classic Shelby white, with twin center-line-oriented red racing stripes running the full length of the car. Showing total mileage under 15,000, or fewer than 1,900 miles per-year on average, its overall outstanding condition reflects proper care and maintenance by its two owners.
The exterior paint is without obvious flaws and displays uniform, original factory gloss across the car. Panel gaps are also true to factory tolerances. The twin red racing stripes as well as the “GT500” side stripes are uniform throughout. All “Shelby” and “snake” emblems are in place and in as-new condition. Cabin glass and lighting lenses are clear and un-marred. The SVT-identified multi-spoke forged aluminum wheels (19-inch in front and 20-inch in back giving the car its slight forward-angled rake) and Firestone high-performance tires are similarly free of damage or signs of wear. Seen from any angle—but especially when viewed from another car's rear-view mirror—the Shelby's looks are seriously intimidating, due both to its exclusive body-panel design as well as those stripes.
Inside, the upgraded SVT interior option is immediately obvious by way of the two Recaro-branded black-leather bucket seats in front, both wearing twin red stripes and embossed “cobra snake" logos bringing the exterior distinctiveness into the cockpit. (The same stripes appear on the rear seats.) The classic round white 6-speed manual transmission shift knob adds its own performance statement, as does the snake-logo steering wheel with its three driver-selectable steering modes: sport, normal, and comfort. The condition of the interior surfaces—on leather, control switchgear, dashboard, instrumentation, headliner, and carpeting—is excellent. (Mustang-branded floor mats are in place.) There are no obvious signs of wear or inconsiderate use anywhere. Taken altogether, the car's interior is stylish, simple, and 100% true to the Shelby ethic.
Under the hood, the 5.4-liter V8, holding center-stage in a perfectly clean engine bay, makes its own powerful visual statement. Underneath the large supercharger with its oversized air-supply lines, the Ford-blue engine paint and SVT-identified valve covers make a “serious business” statement. It's hard not to be impressed by the power-potential on display. Underneath the car, the chassis shows no sign of abuse or overly aggressive driving. Notably absent is any evidence of impact damage on any component, including on the full length of the dual exhaust system.
The truly like-new condition of this Shelby GT500 is faithfully presented from every angle (including from below) in the more than 175 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, we always encourage in-person, up-close inspections by interested parties at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that advance appointments be made by phone or email so that we can devote our full attention to our visitors and this very special GT500. Our showroom is not open to the public.
Motor Trend's review noted: “The Shelby GT500 is also at home in the twisties as it is at the drag strip....” For a performance car, that sounds to us like just about the ultimate compliment... and invitation.