“Knight Rider” Mustang Specs

The 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR was used in the reboot of the TV series “Knight Rider.”

The Mustang Shelby GT500KR is the car used in the 2008 reboot of the “Knight Rider” television series and was created in celebration of the 40th anniversary of its 1968 namesake, the Shelby Cobra GT500KR. The 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR, also known as the “King of the Road” Mustang, was released in 2008 with only 1,000 units available for sale.

Vehicle and Engine Type

The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500KR is a two-door coupe with a front engine and a custom-designed carbon composite hood. Under this hood you’ll find an estimated 540hp and a 5.4-liter supercharged gas eight-cylinder engine, giving it its nickname, “King of the Road.”

Transmission and Acceleration

The Mustang is a four-passenger vehicle with an acceleration of 60 mph in 4.3 seconds; it can travel a quarter mile in 12.1 seconds. The Shelby GT500KR has a rear-axle ratio of 3.73:1, which is an upgrade from the GT500’s 3.31:1. It also has with increased spring rates in the front and rear and reduced anti-rollbar rates.

Fuel Tank and Mileage

The Shelby GT500KR has a fuel tank capacity of approximately 16 gallons. It has an estimated highway EPA fuel economy of 20 miles per gallon and a estimated city EPA fuel economy of 14 miles per gallon. Its highway cruising range is 320 miles and its city cruising range is 224 miles.

Steering and Suspension

The steering type for the Shelby GT500KR is power rack & pinion with a curb to curb turning diameter of 37 feet. It has a MacPherson Strut front suspension type and a 3-Link/Panhard Rod rear suspension type.

Distinctive Features

The exterior of the GT500KR is inspired by the Shelby KR Mustang. It features a bulging hood scoop, special “40th Anniversary” badging on the fenders and grille, and polished, 18-inch aluminum wheels with special custom center caps. The car also features side stripes and stripes along the roof, hood, front and back of the car.

Available Colors

The Mustang Shelby GT500KR is available in torch red, alloy metallic, vista blue metallic, performance white, grabber orange metallic, black and vapor silver metallic. Depending on the exterior color you choose, interior color options are charcoal or charcoal/crimson.