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GT500 (1967)
MW2012GT500
USA icon ShelbySmallMain 1967
EngineInfoboxIcon 7.0L (428cu) V8
BHPInfoboxIcon 355 bhp @ 5448 rpm
TorqueInfoboxIcon 440 lb·ft @ 2419 rpm
DrivetrainInfoboxIcon RWD
AccelerationInfoboxIcon 5.5 seconds
MassInfoboxIcon 1470 kg (3241 lbs)
TopSpeedInfoboxIcon 151 mph (243 km/h)
TransmissionInfoboxIcon 4-speed (Manual)
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The Shelby GT500 (1967) was the first model built in Shelby GT500 range. It's based on the 1967 Mustang Fastback and is equipped with a 428cu (7.0L) V8. Only 300 were ever made.

Several body parts of the GT500 were made of fibreglass including the side intakes and bonnet. The 1967 GT500 is famous worldwide for its appearance in the 2000 action movie remake of "Gone in 60 Seconds."

Need for Speed: CarbonEdit

The 1967 GT500 made its debut in Need for Speed: Carbon. It is featured as a Tier 3 Muscle classed car with a price tag of $125,000 that can be unlocked by differing means depending on the player's starting vehicle;

  • Exotic Career - Defeat Darius.
  • Muscle Career - Take over the Diamond Hills Territory in Silverton.
  • Tuner Career - Defeat Darius.

The GT500 tends to oversteer in corners although it has extremely strong acceleration like many other classic muscle cars. The ride of the GT500 is similar to the Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda's with the difference of having slightly more grip.

A yellow and upgraded version of the car must be driven by the player in a silver tier Challenge Series circuit race, located in Starlight Street. This car is also used in the Collector's Edition bronze pursuit Challenge Series event.

Need for Speed: ProStreetEdit

The 1967 GT500 is the most expensive classic musle car featured in Need for Speed: ProStreet as it has a price tag of $125,000. It becomes available as a tier 1 car upon the player completing the Super Promotion Showdown Raceday in Chicago.

The GT500 has a rather disappointing performance for its price although it can be effective in Drag events due to its high performance engine. In race tracks featuring tight and difficult corners, the GT500 might struggle to keep up with other cars due to its unstable handling.

Need for Speed: UndercoverEdit

The 1967 GT500 is featured in Need for Speed: Undercover as a tier 2 car. It becomes available for purchase from the car lot upon the player completing the Job "Rematch" with a price of $132,500.

It has the second best acceleration of all the tier 2 vehicles but it also has the lowest top speed (203 mph/327 kmh) and doesn't perform well in corners.

Need for Speed: NitroEdit

 The 1967 GT500 is featured in Need for Speed: Nitro as a class B vehicle.

Shift SeriesEdit

The 1967 GT500 was added into Need for Speed: Shift through the 1.02 Patch as a free Tier 2 car with a car rating of 5,80. The patch was released in Europe on December 1st, 2009 for the Xbox 360 and PC releases with a December 3rd, 2009 release for the PlayStation 3. It was released for all 3 platforms on December 10th, 2009 in North America.

The 1967 GT500 reappears as a Muscle Legends Road car in Shift 2: Unleashed with a price tag of $143,000. It possesses a C 520 performance index rating and 2.49 handling rating.

The performance traits of the GT500 are characterised by excessive oversteer through corners due to its over powered engine but this also gives it a strong acceleration capability.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)Edit

The 1967 GT500 appears in the Movie Legends Pack for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 releases of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012). It is featured with the body kit of the Shelby GT500 Eleanor from the 2000 action movie remake of "Gone in 60 Seconds."

The GT500 will be unlocked after the player shuts down the "Most Wanted GT500" in Singleplayer. It is unlocked in Multiplayer upon the player completing 6 SpeedList events in the Aston Martin DBS.

TriviaEdit

  • The GT500 in Need for Speed: ProStreet can be played as a bonus tier 3 drag car in Race Day mode.
  • Carmen Mendez drives a modified 1967 Shelby GT500.
  • The 1967 Shelby GT500 can be equipped with a body kit resembling the Shelby GT500 Eleanor in Need for Speed: Carbon and Need for Speed: ProStreet.
  • The 428cu V8 of the 1967 GT500 can be fitted into the Shelby Cobra 427 in Shift 2: Unleashed.
  • The GT500 is required in the Movie Legends Pack of Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) to unlock an achievement/trophy.

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