2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible, 2011 MY US

The Shelby GT500 Convertible is a passenger car from Ford, with rear wheel drive, a front mounted engine and a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style. The 5.4 litre engine is a supercharged, double overhead camshaft, 8 cylinder unit that has an output of 550 bhp (558 PS/410 kW) of power at 6200 rpm, and maximum torque of 692 N·m (510 lb·ft/70.6 kgm) at 4500 rpm. A 6 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the driven wheels. It weighs a quoted 1733 kg at the kerb.

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Key facts

2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible, 2011 MY US information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4780 mm
How heavy?
1733 kg
What size engine?
5.4 litre, 5409 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
558 PS / 550 bhp / 410 kW @ 6200 rpm
How much torque?
692 Nm / 510 ft.lb / 70.6 kgm @ 4500 rpm
How economical?
15/23 US MPG EPA city/highway

Ford Shelby models

Ford Shelby GT500 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5812 cm3 671 PS 662 bhp 494 kW 1747 kg
Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 5812 cm3 671 PS 662 bhp 494 kW 1801 kg
Ford Shelby GT500 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5409 cm3 558 PS 550 bhp 410 kW 1733 kg
Ford Shelby GT500KR -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5409 cm3 548 PS 540 bhp 403 kW 1771 kg
Ford Shelby GT500 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5409 cm3 507 PS 500 bhp 373 kW 1778 kg
Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet FR 6M 5409 cm3 507 PS 500 bhp 373 kW 1833 kg
Ford Shelby Cobra GT500 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5409 cm3 456 PS 450 bhp 336 kW

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2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2720 mm 107.1 inches
Track/tread (front) 1572 mm 61.9 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1588 mm 62.5 inches
Length 4780 mm 188.2 inches
Width 1877 mm 73.9 inches
Height 1420 mm 55.9 inches
Ground clearance 145 mm 5.7 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1733 kg 3821 lb
Weight distribution 55 % front
fuel tank capacity 60.6 litres 13.3 UK Gal 16 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type supercharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Ford
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.4 litre
5409 cc
(330.077 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 90.2 × 105.8 mm
3.55 × 4.17 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.85
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 558 PS (550 bhp) (410 kW)
at 6200 rpm
Specific output 101.7 bhp/litre
1.67 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 692 Nm (510 ft·lb) (70.6 kgm)
at 4500 rpm
Specific torque 127.93 Nm/litre
1.55 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminum block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 8.4:1
Fuel system SFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1607.7 kPa (233.2 psi)
Maximum RPM 6250 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 676.13 cc
Aspiration S/Charged
Compressor 1 Roots-type supercharger
Intercooler air-to-water
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 321.78 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
236.66 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
317.37 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.14 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 4.23 kg/kW
7.06 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption 15/23 US MPG EPA city/highway
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km15.7/10.2 l/100km city/highway
km/litre6.4/9.8 km/l city/highway
UK MPG18.0/27.6 UK MPG city/highway
US MPG15.0/23.0 US MPG city/highway
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension I.MS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.3Li.CS.PR.ARB.
Wheel size front 9½ x 19
Wheel size rear 9½ x 19
Tyres front P255/40 ZR 19
Tyres rear P285/35 ZR 19
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 356 mm
Rear brake diameter 300 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.5
Final drive ratio 3.55
general
Carfolio.com ID208318
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 40.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible added 2010-02-19.
Last modified 2013-02-28.