Ford has announced the addition of the Shelby GT Convertible for the 2008 model year. The new Shelby GT convertible will be powered by the same powertrain in the current Shelby GT (not the GT 500), which produces 319 horsepower and 330 lb.-ft. of torque.
The convertible comes with a new solid roll bar, unique sway bars, and a 3.55:1 ratio rear axle assembly that will improve off-the-line acceleration. The ride height was also reduced to reduce overall body roll.
The 2008 Shelby GT coupe and convertible will only come in one color: Vista Blue with silver stripes. The current colors on the coupe are limited to the 2007 model year. Less than 6,000 2007 coupes were built and even less will be built in 2008. Ford only plans on producing 2,300 Shelby GT’s for the new model year.
Prices have not been announced for the new models that will go on sale this fall.
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