The KR has a carbon fiber composite hood, functional scoops and vents, two twist-lock hood pins similar to those on the original 1968 KR. It also ports a unique carbon fiber splitter, carbon fiber mirror caps, and functional brake cooling ducts.
The suspension was specially tuned by SVT with unique spring rates, dampers, stabilizer bars, and the strut tower brace was sourced from Ford Racing. Unique Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires were developed for the KR with a unique compound. With the same tread pattern as the Eagle F1 Supercar tire on the 2007–2009 GT500 they can only be identified by a unique Goodyear “Wingedfoot” emblem on the sidewall.
The 2008 GT500KR model includes “40th Anniversary” badging and Carroll Shelby signature embroidered seats.
Type: 90-degree DOHC supercharged V-8
Displacement: 5.4 liters / 330 cid
Horsepower: 540 hp @ 6,250 RPM
Torque: 510 lbs.-ft. @ 4,500 RPM
Bore x Stroke 90.22mm x 105.8mm (3.552″ x 4.165″)
Front: Reverse-L independent MacPherson strut, 34-mm tubular sway bar, Ford Racing front strut tower brace, uniquely tuned struts & shocks
Rear: 3-link solid axle with coil springs, Panhard rod, 24-mm solid sway bar and uniquely tuned shocks & springs
Front: 14 in. vented Brembo disc, four-piston aluminum caliper
Rear: 11.8 in. vented disc, dual-piston caliper
ABS: Four-channel ABS system, linked to all-speed traction control & electronic brake force distribution
Wheels: Unique GT500KR 18″ x 9.5″ machined aluminum wheels with SVT/Shelby center caps and tire pressure monitoring system
Tires: Exclusive Goodyear Eagle F1 tires made of an all-new compound
0 – 60 MPH Acceleration: 4.3 seconds (Est.)
60 – 0 MPH Braking: 112 feet (Est.)
1/4-mile @ MPH: 12.5 seconds @ 114 mph (Est.)
Total 2008 GT500KR production (Coupe Only, Including Prototypes): 1,011
– Silver Metallic with vista blue stripes: 476
– Ebony Black with satin ebony stripes: 328
– Colorado Red with silver stripes: 107
– Vista Blue with silver stripes: 100