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Shelby GT500KR


Carroll Shelby’s name is synonymous with performance, and it’s no big surprise that the special-edition car from Shelby is a Mustang. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1968 Shelby Cobra GT500KR (King of the Road), this 2008 Shelby GT500KR is the most powerful production Mustang to date. Under that carbon-composite hood lurks a supercharged 5.4-liter V8 pumping out 540 horsepower and 510 lb-ft of torque.



Each GT500KR is identified by special 40th Anniversary KR badges on the fenders and grille and Shelby lettering stretching across the front of the hood and along the rear portion of the deck lid. A special Shelby VIN tag is affixed to each vehicle, mounted in the engine compartment.



“I’m proud to once again be a part of an historical moment, bringing back the ‘King of the Road’ Mustang, and collaborating with Ford SVT and Ford Racing,” said Carroll Shelby. “I’m committed to continuously upping the ante when it comes to performance, and it’s great to be doing it with Ford.”



Only 1,000 GT500KRs will be sold.



F-150 Foose Edition

Known for his hot rod designs and as the star of the TV show “Overhaulin’,” Chip Foose has worked with Ford behind the scenes for many years, but with this special Foose Edition F-150, the relationship has gone public.



And as expected, this is no typical F-150. Based on the 2WD FX2 Sport, the truck has been lowered slightly and sits on 22-inch wheels. Large fender flares, wide racing strips on the hood, custom grille and dual exhaust give the Foose F-150 a high-performance look. And this truck has the power to backup those looks.



Under the hood is a 450-horsepower supercharged V8 engine with 500 lb-ft of torque, making this the most powerful truck from Ford since the 2004 F-150 SVT Lightning. The Foose Edition F-150 will go on sale in limited numbers early next year.



Funkmaster Flex Edition Expedition

The special-edition Expedition put together by Funkmaster Flex will definitely stand out in a crowd. Designed to be eye-catching, but not over the top, the FMF Expedition sports a two-tone Colorado Red and Black paint scheme accented by orange pinstriping and chrome badging. The custom front and rear fascia are from 3D Carbon, and look is completed with the 20-inch chrome wheels.



Inside, the design cues from the exterior are carried through, with matching Colorado Red center console and trim. Seats are covered in black leather with red-stitching and FMF red logo headrests. FMF floormats round out the package. Adding to the exclusivity of the FMF Expedition, each copy will feature an exclusive numbered dash plaque signed by Funkmaster Flex.



“Once Ford and I finished the concept Expedition, we knew we had something serious! It was poppin’!” said Funkmaster Flex. “We then started showing it at auto shows, to dealers and to my fans and realized we hit on some themes that we could turn into a limited-edition production ride.”



The Funkmaster Flex Expedition will be available in Ford showrooms later this fall.



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http://autoshow.autos.msn.com/autosh...hoto-number=2#
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I guess nobody likes them.......oh well
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I think it's cool ford is releasing a GT500KR, but the collectors will ****** them up before any average joe can get one. We will see them on Barrett-Jackson in about 10 years with like 2 miles on them tho! :(
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and no custom rangers...whats up with them folks
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We had a GT 500-H at our car show on campus today. Hertz Shelby FTW!
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we need to do a campus car show... how'd that turn out? we got a pop. of 5,000
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my take: it's always cool to see custom factory vehicles because they have the resource of a company at their disposal for their design and development. And while your 2006 ranger won't have anything more special than 4x4 and an off-road package w' 31" tires, custom factory vehicles are cool because you get to see what the company can come up with...

funkmaster flex?

(in addition to the fact that I already hate it...) come onnnnnn...is that really in ford's target audience?

-it's marketed with funkmaster flex on it, so chances are it targets groups that like funkmaster flex
-unless I'm guessing wrong, most people that like funkmaster flex (notice I said MOST...not all), don't make that much money
-if the target audience doesn't have much money, then they can't afford this ugly POS
-if a lot of people can't buy this expedition, then ford wasted their time and money making it
-the small group that can afford this custom edition expedition are probably in a financial class with interests weighted differently. Most (not all) probably wouldn't waste their money on one of these
-so sales will be low and ford wasted their time, money, and resources



(in addition to the fact that I like it)...the GT500 sounds like a great idea: it's a fantastic car in both performance and finish. It falls into a ambiguous class of "sports car" because while it has the sports-car performance; it doesn't have the expensive sports-car name, appearance, or classy feel. While the majority of wealthy (city) men will take an aston martin vanquish over a mustang, many wealthy urban, republican americans would love to have this car. And unlike the "funkmasterflex" crap, it will appeal to a target audience that HAS money. Therefore, ford will MAKE money with this car, because it's easier to sell a car to someone that CAN afford it, rather target a group that largely can NOT afford it.

plus this thing (imho) is uber sexy:



the same goes for the F150...it (mostly) targets wealthy rural americans, and ford will make money selling to an audience that can afford it...

and man...what a beast



but personally, I wouldn't spend the money to get it
-I'm not really a fan of 2wd trucks
-if I wanted a powerful fast vehicle, I'd get a sports car
-the racing stripes and stupid cosmetic accessories are distasteful...if I could spend $50k on a vehicle, I don't want $10 ricer accessories on it
-given it's powerful, I find the front end pretty ugly...I'd want something more sleek and sexy (the way a new ferrari is sleek and sexy)

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and no custom rangers...whats up with them folks
They are not that stupid!
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funkmaster flex is the main reason alot of these car shows like overhaulin and so on are on the air, he started it all back in 98 when they would visit him from MTV. the man is big into old american muscle and you must be stuck in the stone age because many flex fans are in the middle to upper middle class, in fact many of his "ghetto" fans consider him a sell out. when middle america knows your name, the "ghetto" no longer wants a part of you.
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The funkmaster thing was just a vehicle thats modified, i saw it at the Detriot auto show when i was there. Im pretty sure that they arent going to make it/sell it as a special edition.
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