Performance is the name of the game with the Shelby GT500 variant of the Mustang, as might be expected from a car designed by racer Carroll Shelby. After the 1970 Shelby GT350, the next hard-charging muscle car in this outstanding trim arrived in 2005 at the New York Auto Show some 35 years later. The 2007 Shelby GT500 ushered in a sizzling new era for the nameplate, and is named for the 500 horsepower developed by its 5.4L Modular supercharged V8 engine. Armed with big 18 inch wheels, a 6-speed manual transmission, and suspension tuning among other features, this model year uses the Ford DC2 platform, as do all following years up through 2014. Engine power mounts steadily during the period as engineering process continues; by 2008-2009 horsepower already climbed to 540 horses, and the 2014 model year Shelby GT500 features a supercharged 5.8L 32-valve V8 producing 662 horsepower and 631 ft-lbs of torque. This is enough to give the latest Shelby models the power to reach 60 mph from 0 in 3.3 seconds, while completing the quarter-mile in 11.3 seconds at a speed of 130 mph. The Shelby GT500s are as close to a street-legal race car as can currently be made, with top speeds ranging from 195 mph (for the 2008 Shelby) to 212 mph (for the 2014 model year). Needless to say, these are not cheap cars – the 2007 GT500 had a sticker price of $42,975, while the MSRP of a 2014 GT500 coupe is $55,445. With the right parts and accessories from American Muscle, you can power up your Shelby even more – or make it look more unique with top quality 2007-2014 GT500 parts.