Log in
5.7 million people served. 1,833 users online. reviewLIFE Network
Select Ford Shelby GT 500 Model Year - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007

2008 Ford Shelby GT 500

Vehicle Overview:
Vehicle Type: Sporty Car
ABS Brakes: Standard
Standard Airbags: 6
MPG: 15/21 (City/HWY)
Engine Offered:
5.4L V8 500HP
Consumer Ratings:
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:4
Overall:5
Ratings Guide:
5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
based on 39 ratings
Consumer Verdict:
Recommended ?Consumers rated 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 in the top 50% of 2008 model year vehicles.
Make dealers compete for your best price on the 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 in your area.
Enter Zip Code:
MakeDealersCompete!
Shoppers of the 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 also consider:
2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 Consumer Car Review Summary
Top 5 Pros of the 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500
  1. Incredible horsepower
  2. Exterior looks
  3. Superb handling
  4. The sound
  5. Comfortable seats
Top 5 Cons of the 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500
  1. More power
  2. Higher grade interior
  3. Make it lighter
  4. Lower the car rear
  5. Deeper exhaust note
Submitted Jul 3, 2011
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:4
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
The speed and handling are excellent.
The design eludes to the nostalgic appearance of the original pony cars of the late 60's and early 70's. Truly a time machine.

Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
What I have done:
1. Change the rear end to a 3:73
2. Straight drive shaft (aluminum)
3. Cold Air induction
4. Shorty Shifter
5. Shorty Headers
6. Ford Racing Exhaust
7. Solid Control Arms and lowered the car 2 to 3 inches
8. Changed clutch due to tech bulletin
9. Changed all filler caps to Shelby chrome
10.Changed tires to B. F. Goodrich unidirectional street radials
Future changes anticipated:
1. New Kenny Bell Supercharger
2. New Suspension

2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 Review:
This is a great car, after the changes were made, the car will run the 1/4 mile at 128 mph at 11.8 sec. It's actually faster but it is impossible with street tires to get it to hook up with the 3:73. This car is an absolute dream to ride and drive. The car easily accelerates to 100 mph and with the 6 speed transmission 150 mph does not create any strain on the motor.

This car is a time machine with the Sirus stereo system, turn on the 70's and back you go..I will never sell this car, It will almost be to the same caliber as the Super Snake when I am finished. It is driven only a couple of times a month.


Rate this review:
0
0
| Comment »
Submitted Apr 27, 2010
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
Exterior and Interior appearance are great.

Performance and Sound are amazing.

The scream of the supercharger combined with the thunder of flowmasters on wide open throttle is incredible.

The head turning factor on the street is entertaining.

Excellent bang for the buck with some owner exclusivity.

Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
Ford should have introduced the GT500 in 07 with the aluminum block to get the weight off of the nose, a cold air kit from the factory and a lower factory ride height.

(2 out of 3 for 2010 ain't bad. Now Ford just has to lower the ride height to improve handling).

2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 Review:
Track Time....If someone sees that intimidating grille in their mirror in the turn, they can expect to get pounded on the next straight.

The GT500 with lower and stiffer springs (and adjustable panhard bar to center the diff.) although heavy, is well balanced and predictable on the track with excellent braking ability. This car is literally "tons" of fun.

I am very happy with my purchase.


Rate this review:
0
0
| Comment »
Submitted Feb 21, 2014

Hot Rod
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
Dream Machine - Head Turning roaring thunderous beats of beauty.

Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
Nothing.

2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 Review:
Time machine - thing of pure beauty.


Rate this review:
0
0
| Comment »
Submitted Jul 23, 2010
Performance:5
Exterior:4
Interior:4
Overall:4
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
The style, the power to turn heads and all the horses under that hood.

Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
better leather seats and more of it. Still not bad.

2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 Review:
I love it. I only drive it once or twice a month. Stays in a storage shed. 7200 miles on it. I will never sell it.


Rate this review:
0
0
| Comment »
Submitted Apr 12, 2010
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
Power.
Looks.
Handling.

Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
Needs a taller gear like a 373.

2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 Review:
5 stars..but with a 373 gear..this car would jump much faster.


Rate this review:
0
0
| Comment »
Submitted Dec 21, 2009
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:4
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
Power up the wazu.
Good comfortable ride.
Exceptionally fun to drive as
the ride from 1st through 2nd gear is a blast.

Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
Better visibility to the tachometer.
If you get into the redline the engine shuts down.
The engine produces a steady whine from the supercharger, consequently shifting cannot be done by sound of the engine wind up.

2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 Review:
You owe it to yourself to get one of these. They are really fun on the freeway because you can drive the car with only your big toe on the throttle and command more than all the power you need.


Rate this review:
0
0
| Comment »
Submitted Oct 17, 2009
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
Beautiful styling and strong smooth power. And a very strong car.

Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
The GT500 is hovering right 100%. Can't think of any improvements.

2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 Review:
This is the new 1964 GTO. Amazing new car for the market and priced accordingly.


Rate this review:
0
0
| Comment »
Submitted Sep 18, 2009

robert gambadora
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:3
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
Awesome power and great handling from a iconic partnership
in the automotive world; Ford and Carrol Shelby!

Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
Interior needs to be polished a little, needing immediate attention are the uncomfortable seat belts.

2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 Review:
This automobile will not disappoint!! Be warned as this car
will get you in trouble if you do not practice restraint...


Rate this review:
0
0
| Comment »
Submitted Jun 7, 2009

Guest
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:3
Overall:4
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
the quick acceleration and it can be well behaved if you want to be.
it's a head turner.

Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
an aluminum block would help lighten the front end.
a short throw shifter.
a self propping hood.

2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 Review:
overall i'm a very proud owner and have no regrets.


Rate this review:
0
0
| Comment »
Submitted Apr 20, 2009

Bob Weir
Performance:5
Exterior:5
Interior:4
Overall:5
Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
Great handling and fantastic horse power.

Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?
Interior materials could be upgraded.

2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 Review:
Amazing car!


Rate this review:
0
0
| Comment »
Displaying 10 Reviews - Read More »
Select Ford Shelby GT 500 Model Year - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007
Ratings:
Performance:
Exterior:
Interior:
Overall:
5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor

Do you own the 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500?

Name:
Email:
We do not share this email address with anyone, and we never spam.
Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500? Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500? 2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 Review:
After you press Submit, your review will go through two-step screening process:
1) Automated Review and 2) Editor Review.
Published reviews will be distributed to Twitter, Facebook, Google, Yahoo and other web sites.
2008 Ford Model Lineup:
2008 Econoline
2008 Edge
2008 Escape
2008 Escape Hybrid
2008 Expedition
2008 Explorer
2008 Explorer Sport Trac
2008 F-150
2008 F-250/F-350
2008 Focus
2008 Fusion
2008 Mustang
2008 Ranger
2008 Shelby GT 500
2008 Taurus
2008 Taurus X
Search for Consumer Reviews
Other Resources
Review Car Dealers: Share your experiences at your local dealer, and help them improve!
Find your dealer by your zip code, and review your local car dealer.
Review Your Car Dealer »
Subscribe to the Latest Reviews Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Google+

If you have questions or comments, please contact us here.

©2006-2014 reviewLIFE Network: ReviewCars | reviewDealership | MakeDealersCompete | reviewPADD | ReviewSales | reviewLIFE

2008 Ford Shelby GT 500 | ReviewCars.com | Privacy | Terms of Use | Advertise