The 2007 Ford Shelby GT500
Please don’t hate me because I love muscle cars. I know the Ford Shelby gets an estimated 13mpg, but it is hot. Mind you, I do not even own a car, and I haven’t for the past ten years. I’m what you might call a granola cruncher when it comes to fuel consumption. But when the logo for the car you’ve designed is a deadly serpent, the cobra, you have to give props to Ford for making such a manly car in times of falling consumption and higher gas prices.
But why I really like it is it takes me back to when I test drove a Ford Shelby at sixteen years of age. I was with my dad. We were buying my first car which was a necessity in Texas (don’t get me started). One of the cars we found was an old ford Shelby. I get in this car to test drive it, and I could immediately feel the power. This particular model required that I allow it to idle up to a certain speed or the tires spun and “burned rubber”. How cool is that? That you can’t even go without burning rubber. Feel the power!