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2007 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 - It's On Corn

Dan Schoneck's supercharged, 1,000HP, SMOTY-winning, E85-devouring Shelby GT500

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Suspension: You'd think '07 Shelby handling bits would be sufficient, but Dan decided to drop the stock K-member in favor of a tubular unit from RaceCraft along with tubular control arms. Matching pieces in the rear include a RaceCraft Panhard bar and tubular chrome-moly control arms. All the pieces are adjustable so Dan can fine-tune the handling. KW shocks and springs polish off the jounce and rebound duties.

Brakes: Stock Shelbys come with massive 14-inch rotors and four-piston Brembo calipers for the front with two-piston rear calipers and 11.8-inch discs.

Wheels/Tires: Dan wanted the biggest wheel and tire package he could squeeze under the Shelby and managed to be in the right place at the right time to hook up a pair of 19x8-inch Weld BC-10 wheels to mount a pair of Nitto 275/35R19-inch 555 tires. "Nittos are the only drag radials I run on my drivers," Dan says, leaving the question of size to what would fit. He managed to wiggle a massive pair of 305/35R20-inch Nittos under the rear wheelwells mounted on Weld 20x10.5-inch wheels. The original Shelby sported 18x9-inch wheels with 255/40R18 and 285/40R18 tires front and rear.

Interior: New cars generally make too many mods difficult, so Dan limited his changes to a set of Auto Meter Cobalt gauges that include a tach-driven shift light, a boost gauge, and a wideband air/fuel ratio monitor. The only other nonstock piece is a Ford Motorsports shifter.

Crew: Dan had lots of help building this car, starting with his brother, Derek, his girlfriend, Andrea Adams, his mom, Mary Kay (who Dan says is also a real car freak), Beck Mechanical, Mark Wilkerson, everybody at RaceCraft, and Diablo and Andy Wicks at DynoTune USA, who helped with tuning.

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