Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
September 2, 2011
Photos By: Ryan Merrill

"It has always been a dream of mine to own a Shelby. I've always been a fan of Shelbys and the racing heritage. But the biggest reason I like to racing my Shelby GT500 is that it's hard to make it go fast. It's a heavy car and it doesn't have the best aero..." Chris explained. "You don't see too many true Super Snakes trying to do it either. The list for 200-mph GT500s is really short, and I hope I can add to that small list one day. The car was just built, so we are still learning herùonce we do some tweaking, she'll be over 200 on even a bad day."

Over 200 mph sounds like a great day, but that's just the beginning of Chris' goals. "Once we eclipse 200 mph in the standing mile, we'll likely step up the game and go for a higher speed," Chris added. "Maybe next time we'll shoot for 225. 5.0

Horse Sense: Revan Racing ( obviously knows its way around a GT500, and the company is nearly synonymous with the dual-fan heat exchanger and large radiator it co-developed with C&R Racing. These days the '07-'11 Shelby GT500 Dual Pass/Dual Puller Fan Air to Water Heat Exchanger Kits and '07-'11 Shelby GT500 High-Capacity Radiator are blessed by the man himself and wear the official Shelby logo.

5.0 Tech Specs

Engine and Drivetrain

Block Ford GT aluminum wet-sump

Crankshaft Double-keyed forged

Rods Oliver

Pistons L&M Engines custom w/Speed Pro rings

Camshafts L&M Engines custom

Cylinder Heads Stock, ported by Fox Lake Power Products

Intake Manifold Stock

Power Adder Kenne Bell 3.6LC w/3.6-in pulley, Kenne Bell twin 75mm throttle body, polished 5-in inlet, and Revan Racing dual-fan heat exchanger

Fuel System Three Walbro GSS342 pumps w/braided lines, Fore Precision fuel rails, Fore Precision fuel pressure regulator, and 166-lb/hr fuel injectors

Exhaust Amercian Racing Headers 2-in long-tubes w/Borla mufflers

Transmission FRPP Boss R1 six-speed manual w/SPEC clutch and Dynotech driveshaft

Rearend 9-in w/3.00 gears


Engine Management Stock w/Lund Racing tune

Ignition Stock

Gauges Stock w/Aeroforce and Dashdaq

Chassis and Suspension

Front Suspension

K-member BMR with 1/2-in engine lowering

Control Arms BMR

Struts Stock Super Snake

Springs Eibach

Brakes Shelby/Baer w/Baer HTC pads

Wheels 21-in HRE Comp C93

Tires Toyo Proxes R888

Rear Suspension

Control Arms Griggs Racing double-adjustable

Shocks Stock Super Snake

Springs Eibach

Brakes Shelby/Baer

Wheels 21-in HRE Comp C93

Tires Toyo Proxes R888

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