Ford recently announced that, because of the high demand, besides the 1,000 2009 Shelby GT500KR Mustangs already planned, an additional 751 units will be produced. Of those 751 car, 571 will be available in the US while the rest of the cars will be sold in the countries that didn’t get 2008 models. “The response to this car has been overwhelming, so I’m glad we can share it with more Mustang enthusiasts,” said Carroll Shelby. “This car is really special to me and demonstrates that when Shelby Automobiles gets together with Ford SVT and Ford Racing, we can deliver a Mustang that will compete with the best in the world.”
The 2009 Shelby GT500KR features a 540 hp 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine with a Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack, short-throw shifter and unique suspension tuning, while the exterior features unique carbon composite hood, wheels, and unique striping.
The GT500 is built at AutoAlliance International Inc., in Flat Rock, Michigan and from there, the cars are shipped to the Shelby Automobile facility in Las Vegas, where a Ford Racing Performance Pack, exhaust system and short-throw shifter are installed. Ford said that the first 2009 Shelby GT500KR Mustangs will be delivered this spring.
Read the full press release after the jump.