"KR" stood for "King of the Road" - a name that was supposedly taken from General Motors. The GT-500 KR used Ford’s new Cobra Jet GT engine opposed to the 428 ci engine used in the the "67 and "68 GT500"s. The 335-hp claimed by Shelby is most likely a gross understatement. The number given by Shelby was to lower insurance costs. A total of 933 GT-500KR fastbacks were produced along with 318 convertibles.
Updated 07/23/2014: A very rare Mustang GT 500 KR is being offered by RK Motors Charlotte for a price of $189,900. Click past the jump for more details.
|Type||428 cubic inch Ford Cobra Jet V8|
|Output||335 HP @ 5600 RPM|
|Top Speed||140 MPH|
|0 to 60 mph||6.5 seconds|