This week, the 2010 Shelby GT500 Mustang was unleashed to the press. One of the first to get their hands on the new muscle, were the good people at Autoblog.

Powered by a supercharged and intercooled 5.4-liter V8, the new Shelby makes 540bhp (at 6,200 rpm) and 510-lb/ft of torque with a redline of 6,250 rpm.... [read more]

40bhp and 30-lb/ft more then its predecessor, the new GT500 utilizes the 40th anniversary GT500KR’s cold-air induction system and open-air conical filter element , which is also why the Cobra emblem has been moved to the left side of the grille.

Exterior updates include a new front fascia, the addition of a rear spoiler, a set of 19in forged aluminum wheels and a pair of racing stripes from front to rear.

The new Shelby features a twin-disc clutch mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, said to significantly increase both drivability and performance. Interior upgrades include a TPO (Thermoplastic Olefin) instrument panel, Alcantara infused seating and the iconic Shelby shift knob.

While the profile remains quite similar to that of other late model Mustang's, the new GT500 is a far cry from the broke SN95 coupe sitting in my driveway... maybe it's time for an upgrade?

Photo's courtesy of Autoblog

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