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Do something enough times and patterns become apparent. Dyno testing is no exception.
For example, supercharged cars usually produce their best Dyno result within the first few pulls. Heat soak tends to quickly get the best of the Intercooler circuit and erode the engine's output. Once this happens, we call it quits and review the data to select the run that represents the car's stabilized output.
Not so with the 2010 Shelby GT500. With each pull on MD Automotive's Dynojet chassis Dyno in Westminster, CA, we witnessed the power from the supercharged 5.4-liter V8 creep up further and further. Five, six runs in and the power was still climbing.
Finally, upon the seventh run, the output of our color-coordinating GT500 stabilized. And we saw that it was good.
This new Shelby appears to have the thermal capacity of an industrial meat locker. That, and Gary and Jeff deserve a high-five for their efforts.
Jump for the Dyno chart, video and the lowdown on Gary and Jeff.
Camaro Dyno-Mite: Hennessey HPE550 Camaro Dyno Smack Down
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What's that? You're a power addict and the 426 horsepower with which
Chevrolet endowed the 2010 Camaro SS is weaksauce?
Here's your fix. The orange 2010 Camaro SS you see above has been
given the full Texas-style treatment, and I'm not talking about barbeque.
Hennessey Performance Engineering, headquartered in Sealy, Texas, coerces
more power out of more than just Mopars and Mitsubishis these days, and
he's turned his attention to Chevy's latest pony car.
It's called the Hennessey HPE550. The centerpiece of the conversion is the
breathing enhancement delivered by a Magnuson Roots-style blower and
Supplementing the 6 psi generated by the Supercharger is a cold-air intake and free-flow Exhaust. Owner John Hennessey tells us
that the package swells peak power to 562 hp as measured at the flywheel.
Aftermarket horsepower claims are
notoriously optimistic, so we did the obvious thing and strapped it to MD
in Westminster, California. The result was anything but weaksauce.
Click the jump for the Dyno chart and video.
First, a caveat. Before we did any Dyno runs, we noticed that the
insides of our HPE550 test car's tailpipes were curiously free of the
typical fine sooty layer that coats every car that runs on pump gas.
Instead, they were fairly clean save for a light gray coating.
Fast New Shelby Mustang GT500 Full Test
FULL Mustang GT500 COVERAGE
It's something like trying to drive the 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 on a
roller-coaster, only there are no steel tracks to keep you from slithering
off the pavement and ending up in a flaming heap of 540-horsepowerMustang.
You can't even see where you're going, really. Hard on it, the GT500's rear
tires begin spinning just as you can see nothing but sky in the windshield.
You're on top of the hump at the entrance to Infineon Raceway's Turn 6, and
as your stomach and both right-side tires go weightless, you start a long,
long dive to the left, sliding sideways all the way down the hill and
around the 180-degree corner.
The Shelby GT500 is so torqued up with the cornering force from the
low-profile 19-inch tires and the drive from the supercharged V8 that you
can practically hear the welds popping in the chassis. But something is
different this time — palms are not slick with sweat, tires are not
threatening to let go at the most inopportune moment and steering left in
order to go right is a joy and not a reflex of self-preservation.
The 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 gets 2 mpg more on the EPA highway cycle this
year. The Ford engineers are really proud of this. But every time we make
another lap and slide down Turn 6, we have our doubts that fuel economy is
what this car is about.
Serving Our Inner Adolescent
We're behaving like adults as the Ford engineers tell us all about the 2010
Ford Shelby GT500, even as we hear a couple of the cars making shake-down
runs on the quarter-mile strip at Infineon Raceway a few hundred feet away.
And in many ways, the GT500 itself is trying to act more like an adult,
casting aside the muscle-bound character of the 2007 Ford Shelby GT500.
As the Ford people tell us, they started with the limited-production 2008
Ford Shelby GT500KR, the exclusive (1,700 examples built) and
revenue-enhancing (MSRP $79,995) Mustang produced last year. And aside
from a few fewer Shelby badges (the KR had many to spare), the GT500 is
like the KR in almost every way, except it's built at the Mustang plant in Flat Rock, Michigan,
rather than at the Shelby facility in Las Vegas.
You can tell as soon as you open the new GT500's hood, complete with
hot-air extractors. The supercharged and intercooled DOHC 5.4-liter V8 with
its truck-style iron block is still in place, but now it carries a conical
air filter in its own sealed cold-air box behind the left-side headlight,
an innovation that increases airflow while resisting power-sapping heat
soak. For the GT500, this new cold-air intake required the migration of the
iconic Cobra badge on the grille from the left side to the right side.
Most Muscle? Camaro SS v Challenger SRT8 v Shelby GT500
2010 Camaro SS vs. 2009
Challenger SRT8 vs. 2010 Shelby GT500
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In our recent pony car comparison test, the retro-heavy — and just plain
heavy — 2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS walked away with top
honors in its debut. The big V8-powered coupe needed a new challenge. It
was time to refocus the lens. Shoot from a different angle, so to speak.
So we squared the brooding visage of our SS-badged protagonist up against
the cruelest bunch of savages we could find, the range-topping 2009 Dodge
Challenger SRT8 and 2010 Ford Shelby GT500.
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A twin turbo Lamborghini Gallardo
Superleggera on Dyno
at Heffner Performance. TT SL. This is not an Underground Racing car.
Temperature = 105*
Humidity = 20%
The Fastest 6 Speed Shelby GT500 in the World!
Mark "Birddoc" drives his 2013 Shelby GT500 into the record books with an
8.80 at 164 MPH during the NMRA Ford Nationals at Budd's Creek, Maryland.
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Shelby GT500 Crushes Camaro SS! - Drag Race Showdown
When we first pitted the Camaro SS against the Mustang GT, Ford fans complained it
was an unfair race given the horsepower disparity. But
now Ford has tipped the scale way back in it's advantage with the top of
the line supercharged snake, the GT500. We head to the drag strip to see
how the underdog Chevy stacks up.
Shot By: Mike Suggett & Jim Gleason
Edited By: Jim Gleason & Mike Suggett
Lethal Performance 2010 Shelby GT500 10.09@140mph
We had a fun time at the track last night. Although we didn't do as well as
we were hoping to we got a lot accomplished with the car and in reality did
quite well. Just so there's no misunderstanding the car was making 21psi
and was run on C16. No methanol was used. We dialed in the suspension a
little better and was able to cut a 1.47 60ft on one of the runs. We also
noticed that our stock diff is shot as we were only spinning one tire as we
left the burnout box. So we'll be taking care of that this week. We also
datalogged the car and Jon went over the logs with me this morning. The car
was pulling 4 deg's of timing. So on our 10.09 run as we went through the
traps we were only seeing 17deg of timing. He's not exactly sure why but
we'll be looking into it this week. We didn't log IAT2's last night as
Chris's computer was having issues logging a few parameters on our car.
IAT2 being one of them.
The other thing that was working against us was the weather. It was humid,
muggy and we're still in the 70's. We kept scratching our heads trying to
figure why we were going 2-3mph slower in the 1/8th than our last time at
the track when we went 112+mph through the 1/8th. Between the crappy air
the car pulling timing at least we know what was going on with the car.
With that said we're going to keep on making adjustments, tweak the
suspension and get the issues straightened out with why the car is pulling
timing. As Derek mentioned above I believe we're going to put in a spool.
To this date the car has seen 3 full passes. For us to being doing what we
are especially with the weather and with the car pulling timing we're doing
great. It's easy for someone to say that we should easily being running a
certain time because of the power we're making but there's a lot more to it
than that. It's easy to strap a car to a Dyno and make a number but
taking that power and making it work for you at the track is completely
different. Ask guys like Andy, Tony, Chris or any other person who runs
fast times how many runs it took them to dial the car in. We can't expect
to build a car, take it to the track for the first time and run the car to
it's fullest potential. That's not how it works. We know that with how the
car sits if we get the small issues ironed out and see some cool air we
should see 9.60-9.70's.
For now it's back to work and we'll be out at the track again soon.
Girls reaction to 800hp Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (140+ mph!)
http://www.POVtestdrive.com - How will the sexy Jessica Le react to an 800
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?
Watch as our stig takes this girl for a ride through the city at over 140
miles per hour! How did this Shelby GT500 get to 800 whp? Check out the
modifications listed below!
Smaller VMP Blower pulley
90mm idler arm pulley
65mm Cobra Jet Throttle Body
Dyno Tune by VMP
Airaid Air Filter
Sway Bar Relocation
BBR Billet Aluminum Lower Control Arms
Ford Trac Loc Rear Differential
Ford Racing 3.73 gears
Burton Short Throw Shifter
SLP Line Lock
Speeddawg Shift Ball with Line Lock Button
2 Aeroforce Interceptor Guages in a SOS Dual Pod Pillar Mount
Stainless Steel Redline Hood Struts
JLT Passenger Side Billet Oil Catch Can
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Hot Lap: 1,000 HP Shelby PLUS 2015 Mustang Gets Modded & Largest Mustang Show - AmericanMuscle.com
This is what the 1,000 horsepower to the tires
Shelby 1000 looks like in-person. PLUS we mod a 2015 Mustang GT and host the LARGEST Mustang car show in the world.
AmericanMuscle Customer Matt Builds His Dream 2015 Ford Mustang GT rendering w/parts from AM!
Also, we break a Mustang
car show record.
This September's Hot Lap is packed full of content. We cover:
Chip Foose Announces 2015 Mustang Giveaway with MMD
Vaughn Gittin Jr. Shows Off the New 2015 Mustang RTR
Our Car Show Shatters Records with over 2,600 Mustangs
AM Customer Builds 2015 Mustang Renderings with Our Parts
Justin Starts the 3rd Stage of His Personal Mustang Build
Check out the 1000 horsepower Shelby 1000 at
Our friends Chip Foose, Vaughn Gittin Jr. and Brett "Big Schwag" Wagner
visited us at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, PA for the largest Mustang car show on the planet! We
saw over 10,000 Mustang
enthusiasts and over 2,600 of the baddest Ford Mustangs joined us for a great day.
We gave away Project MMD and Chip Foose announced MMD by Foose Mustang Parts and a brand new 2015 Mustang "Project MMD by Foose"
that they're going to give away at AM2015, AmericanMuscle's 2015 Mustang Show. We had Mustang drag racing, Mustang burnouts, MustangDyno competition and Mustang muffler revving. Also, our
customer put together 2015 Mustang Parts renderings with 2015 Mustang Parts from
AmericanMuscle.com. We're excited to see what we can build when the 2015
Mustang accessories start
dropping later this Fall! At the show, a Shelby 1000 drops by and we talk
to the owner about this 1000 horsepower Shelby GT500 that
was converted into an S1000 by Shelby American. Vaughn Gittin Jr., Mustang drifting madman, swings by
the AmericanMuscle 2014 Mustang Show to show off the new 2015
Mustang RTR. Our in-house
Mustang Expert Justin shows
off the third stage of his personal 2014 Mustang GT Project Build.
And for all things Mustang,
keep it right here at AmericanMuscle.com...