Although demand for the 2011 Shelby GT500 is higher than expected, Ford has decided to limit the car’s production for 2011 to only 5,500 units. Until now Ford has received more than 3,300 orders for the muscle car. "We are pleased with the pace of retail orders for the 2011 Shelby GT500," said Fritz Wilke, Mustang brand manager. "The car continues to be popular with sports car enthusiasts and collectors who are blown away by the increase in horsepower and performance. The limited production of the 2011 should make this year even more desirable."