2022 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500KR Gets 900 HP, New Suspension, and Lots of Carbon

2022 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500KR – Shelby American is returning to the past with the latest limited-run, street-legal Mustang special edition. It’s an upgraded model of Ford Shelby GT500KR. It’s Shelby GT500KR is a brand new model. GT500KR will be part of Shelby American’s 60th-anniversary celebration that will take place in 2022. Each 2022 vehicle that Shelby will release in the coming year will be adorned with the 60th-anniversary badge. It will begin at the Shelby GT500KR that is which is also known by the name of King of the Road.

2022 Shelby Mustang GT500KR Specs
2022 Shelby Mustang GT500KR Specs

2022 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500KR Review

Ford fans won’t even need to look at the badge to be aware of what they’re seeing when they look at the GT500KR model that’s coming out. It’s only three times Shelby releases a GT500 called King of the Road — the previous two were in 2008 and 1968. The new GT500 will stand out with the carbon-fiber hood and a back diffuser and a front splitter made of carbon fiber. The new performance-spec tires will be mounted on one piece 6061-T6 aluminum wheels (20 in x 11.0 front; 20 inches x 11.5 rear). Shelby badges and rocker stripes as well as the Shelby hood strut system and leather seat re-cover for the seats are all included in a standard upgrade.

2022 Shelby Mustang GT500KR Interior
2022 Shelby Mustang GT500KR Interior

Engine

The GT500KR’s visual cues are backed with an updated 5.2-liter V-8 engine that will provide more than 900 horsepower with 93-octane gasoline and the 3.8-liter supercharger that includes a large-volume intercooler as well as a heat exchanger. This model’s MagneRide suspension was calibrated and comes with Shelby adjustable rear and front springs as well as Ford Performance front and rear Sway bars. In addition to the standard features, additional elements include the Shelby widebody kit and a polished supercharger back-seat deletion with a harness bar, and the Le Mans-style, over-the-top stripes. Shelby has stated it will produce 225 units of the 2020-2022 model year GT500KR. This is significantly less than the numbers it had in previous years. Shelby stated it sold 1570 of its original GT500KR versions were made available, which included the 1053 convertible and five17 fastback models. The models featured an engine called the Cobra Jet 428 which was estimated with 335 horses.

2022 Shelby Mustang GT500KR
2022 Shelby Mustang GT500KR

2022 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500KR Price & Release Date

If Shelby and Ford introduced the GT500KR name to the market in 2008 and 2009 — this time with 540 horsepower — it initially produced 1,000 units, but it later made 712 more because of the huge demand even though we had stated in 2008 that the $80,000 GT500 is one of the “Most Ridiculously Overpriced Mustang Ever.” The cost for the latest edition is $127,895, or only $54,995 with the KR package If you own a 2020-2022 Shelby GT500 (only 60 packages are available). The base price for the 2022 Shelby GT500 is $72,900. Shelby will produce 180 GT500KRs, with 60 in every model year, and will be offered throughout the U.S. This leaves 45 for buyers from overseas. Production will begin at the beginning of 2022 The Shelby GT500KR’s new design will be made available for the general public during Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale. Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale event in January and the first production car going up for auction in January, with proceeds going to charity.