2011 Shelby GT500 Road Test
The North Georgia Mountains | February 2011
Gainesville, Georgia
Pictures and text by Bob Nugent
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If a Ram Air induction setup was installed, it was noted by the hood scoop and hood stripe which were only on that model. With the suspension modifications and the massive amount of power and torque, the car would put you back in the seat like nothing you had ever driven. It would launch straight and true and had far more horsepower than the tires of the day could handle.

I waited for the sun to go down and took the car out to Highway 19 that was straight and long between Clearwater and St. Petersburg, FL. In those days the traffic wasn't like today and I stopped the car dead in the highway and tacked it to 4500 and dumped the clutch. Back then, I prided myself on speed shifting and I don't know how that transmission made it through the night. It was quite a feeling in my gut as the tach climbed in a race with the speedometer. I slammed it through the gears and what a ride. Well, that was a night that I hit every drive-in that I could find and raced anybody that wanted to take me on. I don't know how I didn't get a ticket that night, but It didn't matter if I did, because I was living a dream.

It was a ride that no other car has ever equaled until Ford Motor Company delivered the new 2011 Shelby GT500 to my door for a week.

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