Shelby GT500KR Revealed and Coming Soon...King of the Road is back!

Shelby GT500KR Revealed and Coming Soon…King of the Road is back!

If you haven’t heard already, a brand-new Shelby GT500KR is on the way! Making its’ official debut on January 29th at the Barrett-Jackson Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona, Vin #001 will be auctioned off for charity. The reason for such a wonderful creation, is to celebrate Shelby’s 60th Anniversary in 2022!


Shelby has previously created two other King of the Road-Edition Shelby GT500s: One version in 1968 and the other version in 2008/2009. This time around, Shelby will only be creating 225 units! 60 units from the 2020-year model GT500, 60 units from the 2021-year model GT500, 60 units from the 2022-year model GT500, and 45 units will be reserved for international market customers. Production is set to start sometime in the beginning of 2022. Now that we know the brand-new upcoming Shelby GT500KR is going to be exclusive, let’s go over further details!

Shelby GT500KR Revealed And Coming Soon…King Of The Road Is Back!
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The new Shelby GT500KR will look different and perform like an absolute monster. Thanks to an upgraded 5.2L Supercharged V8, the GT500KR will push more than 900 horsepower when utilizing 93-Octane Fuel. Shelby has made all sorts of refinements to performance that include a new 3.8L Supercharger compared to the standard 2.65L, and a higher-volume intercooler + heat exchanger. Suspension has also been significantly improved; The MagneRide Suspension has been re-tuned and new adjustable Front and Rear Springs have been added with the addition of Ford Performance Front + Rear Sway Bars.
Shelby GT500KR Revealed And Coming Soon…King Of The Road Is Back!
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Power isn’t all that’s new for the Shelby GT500KR, fresh looks will also be making an entrance. New Hood Struts, Rocker Stripes, 60th Anniversary Badges, New tires on One-Piece Forged Aluminum Wheels (20X11 Front / 20/11.5 Rear), and brand-new Carbon Fiber Hood/Front Splitter/Rear Diffuser are all added. Further options are also available if you desire other cool add-ons for you Shelby GT500KR Spec: Le Mans-Style Stripes, Rear Seat Delete with Racing Harness, Widebody Kit, Different Color Painted Stripes, or a Polished Supercharger are all up for choice.
Shelby GT500KR Revealed And Coming Soon…King Of The Road Is Back!
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To purchase a Shelby GT500KR direct from the dealer, an MSRP of $127,895 will be listed on the sticker. That of course, is without the dealer markup of probably anywhere from $25,000 – $100,000 we would estimate. If you already have a GT500 and want the King of the Road package, you’re looking at a $54,995 price tag. No matter which route you decide to go, feel confident you’re now an owner of an exclusive vehicle that is surely going to appreciate. We can’t wait for the unveiling, and we look forward to seeing these beasts on the road!


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Shelby GT500KR Revealed And Coming Soon…King Of The Road Is Back!
Photo Credit - Shelby
Shelby GT500KR Revealed And Coming Soon…King Of The Road Is Back!
Photo Credit - Shelby
Shelby GT500KR Revealed And Coming Soon…King Of The Road Is Back!
Photo Credit - Shelby

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