2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible, 2013 MY US

The Shelby GT500 Convertible is a rear wheel drive convertible/cabriolet road car with a front mounted engine, manufactured by Ford. The Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible's engine is a supercharged petrol, 5.8 litre, double overhead camshaft 90 degree V 8 cylinder with 4 valves per cylinder. This unit produces 662 bhp (671 PS/494 kW) of power at 6500 rpm, and maximum torque of 855 N·m (631 lb·ft/87.2 kgm) at 4000 rpm. A 6 speed manual gearbox transfers the power to the wheels. The stated weight at the kerb is 1801 kg.

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Key facts

2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible, 2013 MY US information summary

What body style?
2 door convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
4780 mm
How heavy?
1801 kg
What size engine?
5.8 litre, 5812 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
671 PS / 662 bhp / 494 kW @ 6500 rpm
How much torque?
855 Nm / 631 ft.lb / 87.2 kgm @ 4000 rpm

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 -
2 door fixed-head coupé FR 6M 5409 cm3 558 PS 550 bhp 410 kW 1733 kg
Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible -
2 door convertible/​cabriolet 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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2012 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 1400 mm 55.1 inches
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.76
Kerb weight 1801 kg 3971 lb
Weight distribution 56 % 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 5.8 litre
5812 cc
(354.67 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 93.5 × 105.8 mm
3.68 × 4.17 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.88
Valve gear double overhead camshaft (DOHC)
4 valves per cylinder
32 valves in total
maximum power output 671 PS (662 bhp) (494 kW)
at 6500 rpm
Specific output 113.9 bhp/litre
1.87 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 855 Nm (631 ft·lb) (87.2 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 147.11 Nm/litre
1.78 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction aluminum block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9:1
Fuel system SFI
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1848.6 kPa (268.1 psi)
Maximum RPM 7000 rpm
crankshaft bearings 5
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 726.5 cc
Aspiration S/Charged
Compressor 1 2.3 litre Eaton Twin Vortices Series supercharger
Intercooler air/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 372.68 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
274.1 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
367.57 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.16 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 3.65 kg/kW
6.09 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
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.CS.ARB.
Rear suspension LA.3Li.CS.PR.ARB.
Wheel size front 9½ x 19
Wheel size rear 9½ x 20
Tyres front Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar G: 2 P265/40 ZR 19
Tyres rear Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar G: 2 P285/35 ZR 20
Brakes F/R VeDi/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 381 mm
Rear brake diameter 350 mm
Braked area
Gearbox 6 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.5
Final drive ratio 3.31
general
Carfolio.com ID270402
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 43.4
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible added 2012-05-18.
Last modified 2013-02-28.