Mustang Of The Day: 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR

Mustang Of The Day: 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR

In a bid to up the ante, and further bolster the GT500’s performance credibility, plans were hatched to develop a new powerplant that would provide an unequivocal degree of output. Through these efforts, the now legendary 428 cubic-inch, Cobra Jet V8 was born, as was a new GT500 model, known as the Shelby Cobra GT500 KR. The new GT500 KR would serve as Ford’s flagship performance car, standing head and shoulders above prior Shelby models. The car’s KR designation stood for King of the Road, and was used by Ford to portray the model’s superior status.

Mustang Of The Day: 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR