Eleanor was the name given to the GT500 Shelby used in the movie, “Gone in 60 Seconds,” starring Nicholas Cage. It was designed after the 1967 model of the GT500.
The 1967 GT500 could reach 60 mph from a standstill in 7.2 seconds and complete a quarter-mile in 15.5 seconds. It had a top speed of 132 mph
The GT500 came with two engine choices. The standard V8 engine was 7.1-liter that generated 355 horsepower at 5,400 rpm and 420 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,200 rpm.
he 7-liter V8 engine generated 400 horsepower and 475 ft.-lb. of torque at 3,400 rpm, and had a compression ratio of 11.6 to 1. This resulted in a weight-to-power ratio of 8.8 lb. per horsepower.
For the purposes of the stunts in “Gone in 60 Seconds,” the Shelby engine was replaced with a Ford 428 that generated 650 horsepower. This was increased to 1,000 horsepower with nitrous oxide.
I not kidding. And I’m not ashamed to admit this. But I get slightly aroused whenever I see one of these bad boys. Is that wrong? Oh well.
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