GeigerCars, the Ford tuning specialist from Munich named after Karl Geiger, has finished a customization for the Mustang Shelby GT500. Alongside the Mustang V6 and V8 Mustang GT, the wild Mustang Shelby GT500 is equipped ex factory with 540 PS, an aggressive body and traditional double stripe paintwork.
2010 GeigerCars Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500
GeigerCars has given a significant power increase to the Mustang Shelby GT500. The car's output was pumped up from 540 PS (397 kW / 533 bhp) to an impressive 810 PS (596 kW / 799 bhp). Top speed on the car is now 354 km/h (220 mph).
Torque on the 5.4-liter V8 engine was increased up to 945 Nm (697 lb-ft). The power improvements are in part due to a 3.3-liter compressor which puts out 1.6 bar pressure. Other performance enhancers include better air flow, new cylinder heads, more coolers, bigger throttle valves, and upgraded fuel injection.
Alongside the Ford Mustang V6 and its V8 brother Mustang GT there is the crowning glory of the series the wild Mustang Shelby GT500, which is equipped ex factory with 540 PS, an aggressive body and traditional double stripe paintwork. Anyone who remembers the American racing legend Carroll Shelby will be able to instantly imagine how uncompromising and purist the Shelby GT500 factory settings already are.
The US car specialist Karl Geiger from Munich has now got its hands on this vehicle and take a look at how the upright Cobra has been transformed into an almost untameable monster! The car's transmission was modified to be able to take the extra power, and a three-disc carbon clutch was also used. Large 380 mm drilled brake discs were added, along with six-piston calipers.
As usual the engineers at GeigerCars.de from Munich operated on the open V8 heart of the American muscle car and in the process left no stone unturned. For more pressure they donated a 3.3 litre compressor to the 5.4 litre aluminium engine block which with its 1.6 bar supercharging pressure provides real fire in the forged crank drive. Larger throttle valves, a modified injection system, a 100 millimetre air flow meter and machined cylinder heads also guarantee that the inner organs are fine tuned. Additional coolers for charge air, coolant and engine oil ensure that the eight cylinder can always work at the perfect temperature range despite massively increased power.
As a result of the massive changes, the Geiger Mustang Shelby GT now generates a 810 PS at 6,700 rpm, the maximum engine torque of 945 Nm at approximately 4,300 rpm pulls on the increased differentials, and the maximum speed is 354 km/h. Of course with so much engine torque the transmission also had to be reinforced and in the same step its 5th and 6th gears were shortened. A 3 disc carbon clutch produces smooth power transmission. A special manifold with racing catalytic converters and customised sport exhaust guarantee that exhaust gases are disposed of properly according to type.
The GeigerCars also provided the Mustang Shelby GT500 with four classic OZ alloy wheels in 8.5 and 10×20 inch with 245/35ZR20 Michelin tires for the front and 10×20 inch with 285/30ZR20 Michelin tires for the rear. In addition, a special racing chassis, Geiger Panhard rod made from chrome-moly steel, and adjustable trailing arms for improved rear axle directional stability are also fitted.