The fifth-generation Mustang was widely hailed as a return to form. It sported retro-modern styling, plenty of power, and the hallowed Shelby variants to thrill performance seekers. Among the many special editions produced during the fifth generation's lifetime was the Shelby GT500KR. This particular special edition debuted for the 2008 model year in homage to the King of the Road tag seen on the 1968 Mustang. We've got one of those Kings up for sale in the shape of this 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR. We're told that it's CSM 08KR0815 and comes with CSM numbered badges, GT500KR fender and grille emblems, and special Shelby GT500KR carbon fiber components. But what'll really blow your mind away is the mileage; this car has traveled a scant 1,500 miles since it left the factory.
The sinister black paintwork of this 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR acts as a perfect backdrop to showcase every special feature of this special Mustang. Let's start with the Ford Racing front brake duct cooling kit and move on to the 18-inch forged aluminum Shelby GT500KR alloy wheels, which wear Goodyear performance tires. Then, it's time to check out the authentic SHELBY hood and trunk lettering kit, as well as the satin chrome finished hood pins courtesy of Shelby Performance Parts. Popping the hood reveals that the engine's fluid caps are also branded with the GT500KR insignia. The cabin of this 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR retains its four-seat leather-trimmed interior, replete with Carroll Shelby signature headrests and floor mat badging. You'll find the expected creature comforts as well, including air conditioning, a touchscreen infotainment system, power windows, power mirrors, power door locks, cruise control, and a multifunction steering wheel. The trunk remains the same as on a standard fifth-generation Mustang coupe, allowing you to carry a surprisingly decent amount of luggage despite the car's sporty looks.
This 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR features a 5.4L supercharged V8 that would develop a mind-boggling 540hp and 510lb-ft from the factory. However, this car doubtless produces more, thanks to the Ford Racing Power Upgrade Kit. The six-speed manual transmission is a delight to operate, thanks to a Ford Racing short throw shifter and shifter ball. As you push this Mustang into its natural comfort zone, you'll appreciate the SVT-tuned suspension that makes it a true handling treat for the committed driver.
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