Four new Mustang Shelby GT500 were stolen from the Ford plant

Four new Mustang Shelby GT500 were stolen from the Ford plant


An unprecedented robbery took place at the Ford plant in Detroit over the weekend: unknown assailants broke into the plant and stole four newly assembled Mustang Shelby GT500s. The intruders used one sports car as a battering ram – they knocked out the gate and disappeared. According to Metro Detroit News, for some unknown reason, there are no surveillance footage of the crime, and the police have no suspects in the case. But two of the four sports cars have already been found – they were abandoned on the I-75 highway.

There was no one in the abandoned Mustangs. One of them is, most likely, the one with the help of which the factory gates were rammed, since its front part was seriously damaged. The police already have a version as to why the kidnappers had to leave two Shelby GT500s: the fact is that at the factory they are filled with a small amount of gasoline, and sometimes an engine power limiter is installed, which is deactivated only after the car is taken to a car dealership.

The remaining two cars are wanted. Both are known to be painted Belladonna Black.

Mustang Shelby GT500 debuted at the Detroit Auto Show in early 2019, and then the new product was called “the most powerful production Ford in history.” The pony car received a compressor V8 of 5.2 liters, which produces 770 horsepower at 7300 rpm and 847 Nm of torque from 3000 rpm. For the first time, the Mustang GT500 is equipped with a robotic transmission with two clutches and 420 mm front brake discs.

Externally, the extreme version of the model differs from the usual Mustang by larger air intakes, aerodynamic body kit, brake calipers and an exhaust system.

Prices for the Mustang Shelby GT500 in the US start at $ 73,995, but with options, the dollar price tag will be six figures.

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