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whats the differnce between the mustang gt and shelby?

what is a GT and what is Shelby, ik they are higher performance that just a mustang, but thats about it
 

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If you are asking about CURRENT Mustangs (as opposed to VINTAGE) there are actually 3 different Mustangs with the name "Shelby" added.

First let me explain the Ford factory produced Mustangs.
I'll list the engine differences, but there are many other standard & optional differences that you can visit the links for details

Mustang=
4.0 Liter V6 with 210 horsepower
( http://www.fordvehicles.com/cars/mustang/features/specs/ )

Mustang GT=
4.6 Liter V8 with 300 horsepower
( same link as above )

*********now for the "Shelby's"****************
Shelby GT500 (Limited Production)
5.4 V8 with 500 horsepower
The all new, 2008 Shelby GT500 Coupe and Convertible feature an exterior and interior appearance designed to
maintain its leadership in the Sports Car segment. Additionally, with the increased performance provided by the
supercharged and intercooled 5.4L V8 and the SVT-tuned suspension, the 2008 Shelby GT500 delivers the highest
performance Mustang ever produced.

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Then there are 2 other "Shelby's"

The Shelby GT (Limited production)
Leaves the Ford factory with a regular Mustang GT engine, THEN goes to Carroll Shelby's facility in Nevada for the following "mods":

Shelby Modifications
Ford Racing Performance Parts Content
• FR Power Upgrade Package (319 HP)
• Cold air intake
• Mufflers
• Premium fuel calibration
• FR Handling Package
• Front and rear sway bars
• Tuned dampers, springs, bushings
• Cross-tower brace
• FR short-throw shifter (manual only)
• Upgraded rear axle (3.55 AT)
Appearance Item
• Hood pins and hood Scoop
• Shelby grille insert and Pony badge
• Shelby racing and body side stripes
• Shelby GT sill plate & floor mats w/ Shelby logo
• Shelby dash plaque, under-hood engine plaque
• Powered by Ford fender badges
• Shelby Light Bar (convertible only)
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And (finally)
The Shelby GT500KR (VERY limited production)
Leaves Ford as a GT500 but THEN goes to Nevada & is modified further:
( http://www.fordperformancegroup.com/gt500kr/ )

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I hope this helps & is what you were looking for.
 

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There are many differences other than just the engine differences and the performance differences listed above. One of the main differences is that the Shelby Mustang holds a better resale value and is more likely to become a classic over time. Some of the vintage Shelby Mustangs are considered incredibly rare and fet a very nice price at auctions.
 

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the new GT is a v8 with 300hp and the Shelby has been upgraded with more performance and handling, and cost about $20k more....
 
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