2008 Shelby GT500KR receives carbon fiber update
Although the Shelby GT500KR is no ordinary car, Ford decided to update the car for 2008 with a new carbon fiber hood. The hood represents a premiere for the producion vehicles manufactured by Ford or Shelby. With the new hood the car looks mean but according to Ford :“It’s there purely for performance. It brings important aerodynamic and weight-reduction benefits that translate into enhanced performance for our new King of the Road”.
With the new hood the Shelby has almost 40 hp more comparing to the standard GT500. The carbon fiber hood also helps improving the aerodynamics of the car due to the fact that it creates two pressure regions by scooping fresh air into the intake and sucking hot air out of the back. In this way the engine’s temperature helps the intercooler work more efficiently and obtain better performances.