2009 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR

2009 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR

The King of the Road Is Back For One More Dance

Exactly the same as 2008 model year Shelby GT500KR, the 2009 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR was Ford’s 40th Anniversary limited production upgrade to the Shelby GT500. While 1000 units were produced in 2008, demand for the top dog Mustang was so strong that Ford approved it for one more year of production. In all, an extra 712 cars were made for 2009. They were identical to the 2008 models in every way.

In 2009 cars were powered by a 540 horsepower 5.4-liter (330 CID) supercharged V-8 version of the base GT500 engine with functional Cold Air Intake and unique calibration. The GT500KR has a carbon fiber composite hood, functional scoops and vents, two twist-lock hood pins similar to those on the original 1968 KR. It also ports a unique carbon fiber splitter, carbon fiber mirror caps, and functional brake cooling ducts.

The suspension was specially tuned by SVT with unique spring rates, dampers, stabilizer bars, and the strut tower brace was sourced from Ford Racing. Unique Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires were developed for the KR with a unique compound. With the same tread pattern as the Eagle F1 Supercar tire on the 2007–2009 GT500 they can only be identified by a unique Goodyear “Wingedfoot” emblem on the sidewall.

The 2008 GT500KR model includes “40th Anniversary” badging and Carroll Shelby signature embroidered seats.

Specs & Performance


Type: 90-degree DOHC supercharged V-8
Displacement: 5.4 liters / 330 cid
Horsepower: 540 hp @ 6,250 RPM
Torque: 510 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 RPM
Bore x Stroke 90.22mm x 105.8mm (3.552″ x 4.165″)
Compression: 8.4:1


Front: Reverse-L independent MacPherson strut, 34-mm tubular sway bar, Ford Racing front strut tower brace, uniquely tuned struts & shocks
Rear: 3-link solid axle with coil springs, Panhard rod, 24-mm solid sway bar and uniquely tuned shocks & springs


Front: 14 in. vented Brembo disc, four-piston aluminum caliper
Rear: 11.8 in. vented disc, dual-piston caliper
ABS: Four-channel ABS system, linked to all-speed traction control & electronic brake force distribution

Wheels / Tires

Wheels: Unique GT500KR 18″ x 9.5″ machined aluminum wheels with SVT/Shelby center caps and tire pressure monitoring system
Tires: Exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 tires made of an all-new compound
Front: 255/45Zx18
Rear: 285/40Zx18


0 – 60 MPH Acceleration: 4.3 seconds (Est.)
60 – 0 MPH Braking: 112 feet (Est.)
1/4-mile @ MPH: 12.5 seconds @ 114 mph (Est.)


Total 2009 GT500KR production (Coupe Only): 712
– Silver Metallic with vista blue stripes: 278
– Ebony Black with satin ebony stripes: 236
– Colorado Red with silver stripes: 110
– Vista Blue with silver stripes: 88


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Options & Features

Features GT500KR
4.0 SOHC V6 Engine
4.6 L 3 valve V8 engine
Supercharged 5.4L DOHC V8 Std
Ford racing Power upgrade Package and cold air intake Std
5 speed manual transmission – with 3.31 rear axle
5 speed manual transmission – with 3.55 rear axle
5 speed automatic transmission – with 3.31 rear axle
6 speed manual transmission Std
3.73:1 Limited slip rear axle Std
Limited slip differential Std
16″ steel wheels with wheel covers
Complex reflector halogen headlights
Ambient lighting
My-Color illumination
16″ bright machined aluminum wheels with chrome spinners
17 ” painted aluminum wheels
17″ bright machined aluminum split spoke wheels
18″ premium aluminum wheels
18″ polished aluminum wheels ( late availability)
P215/65R16 All season tires
P235/55ZR17 all season performance tires
P235/55ZR18 performance tires
P255/45ZRA18 frt F1 & P285/40ZR18 rear supercar tires Std
18×9.5 bright machined aluminum wheels w/ SVT center caps
18″ Shelby designed Polished forged aluminum wheels Std
Anti lock brake system and traction control Std
Stainless steel single exhaust
Stainless steel dual exhaust Std
Active anti theft system Std
Front seat side airbag system Std
Wheel locking kit Std
Shelby designed interior Std
6 way power drivers seat with power lumbar Std
Satin aluminum instrument panel applique
Leather trimmed bucket pockets
Leather trimmed sport bucket seats – (V6 requires red interior accent package)
Full center console with cup holders and arm rest Std
Drivers footrest Std
Tilt steering wheel Std
Steering wheel mounted cruise control Std
Power door locks Std
2 powerpoints Std
Air conditioning Std
Remote keyless entry Std
Personal safety system for driver and passenger Std
Power rack & pinion Std
Power 4 wheel disc brakes Std
Power windows Std
Power side view mirrors Std
Rear window defroster Std
Intermittent windshield wipers Std
Ambient lighting Std
AM/FM Radio with single CD player
Shaker 500 sound system with in-dash 6 CD changer, 8 speakers and MP3 capability (500 watt) Std
SIRIUS satellite radio Std
Shaker 1000 sound system with in-dash 6 CD changer, 10 speakers and MP3 capability (1000 watt) Opt
Convertible soft boot
Fog lamps Std
Rear spoiler Std
Glass roof
Spoiler delete
Exterior sport appearance package
Interior sport appearance package
Interior upgrade package
Pony package
Red interior accent package
Tape stripe delete option (exterior sport and Pony package)