A Year of Special Editions - 2008 Special-Edition Ford Mustangs

A Year of Special Editions

In 2008 Ford offered several special-edition Ford Mustangs as part of its model-year lineup. Each of these Mustangs could be purchased through Ford Motor Company dealerships, with the 2008 Ford FR500S Mustang being offered exclusively through Ford Racing dealers.

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2008 Bullitt Mustang

2008 Bullitt Mustang
In the 2008 model year lineup Ford offered the next generation of Bullitt Mustang. Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

Total Production: 5,600
Price: $31,685
Engine: 4.6L V8 w/ 315 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque

In the 2008 model year lineup Ford offered the next generation of Bullitt Mustang. In all, the new Bullitt Mustang was more powerful than the model released in 2001. Its exhaust note was engineered to mimic the exhaust in the 1968 Mustang GT-390 driven by Steve McQueen in the movie "Bullitt", and it posts a top speed of 151 mph.

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2008 Warriors in Pink Mustang

2008 Warriors in Pink Mustang
2008 Warriors in Pink Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Compay

Total Production: 2,500
Price: Total $28,899 -$34,584 (Package adds $1,795 + Auto Transmission required $1,250)
Engine: 4.0L V6 w/210 horsepower and 240 lb.-ft. of torque

This limited-edition Mustang was available as an upgrade package over the standard V6 coupe and convertible. All Warriors in Pink Mustangs featured a pink ribbon and Pony fender badge with pink Mustang rocker tape striping to match. Exterior color offerings for the Warriors in Pink Mustang package included black, metallic silver, and performance white. Proceeds from the sale of each vehicle went to benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

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2008 GT/CS California Special Mustang

2008 GT/CS California Special Mustang
2008 GT/CS California Special Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Mitula Cars

Total Production: N/A
Price: $30,270 (Package adds $1,895)
Engine: 4.6L V8 w/ 300 horsepower and 320 lb.-ft. of torque

A tribute to the 1968 California Special, this package included Dark Charcoal leather-trimmed seats with Dove or Parchment insert, unique front and rear fascias, side scoops, 18" polished-aluminum wheels, bright rolled exhaust tips, carpeted floor mats with bright badging, and mid-body GT/CS tape stripes in White or Black (package was available on GT Premium in Vista Blue Metallic, Performance White, Dark Candy Apple Red Metallic, Vapor Silver Metallic or Black exterior colors only.

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2008 Shelby GT Mustang

2008 Shelby GT Mustang
2008 Shelby GT Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Drive With Pride

Total Production: 2,300
Price: $44,390 (Package adds $11,100)
Engine: 4.6L V8 w/ 319 horsepower and 330 lb.-ft. of torque

First introduced in 2007 as a retail alternative to the popular Hertz Corporation Shelby GT-H rental racer, the Shelby GT started its life in Flat Rock, Michigan as a specially equipped Mustang GT. It is then was sent from the Ford factory to the Shelby American facility in Las Vegas, Nevada where it was customized. New signature Vista Blue exterior with Shelby GT Silver stripes were offered in 2008 along with a convertible version of the car.

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2008 Shelby GT500 Mustang

2008 Shelby GT500 Mustang
2008 Shelby GT500 Mustang. Photo © Ford Motor Company

Total Production: N/A
Price: $42,170
Engine: Supercharged 5.4L four-valve V8 engine w/500 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque

Inspired by the Shelby big-block Mustang of the 1960s, the GT500, which is a joint collaboration between Mustang customizer Shelby and Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT), truly was a performance-powered Mustang. It came equipped with a MacPherson strut independent front suspension with Reverse-L lower control arms, backed by spring rates and an upgraded stabilizer for improved handling and stopping performance.

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2008 Shelby GT500KR Mustang

2008 Shelby GT500KR Mustang
2008 Shelby GT500KR Mustang. Photo © Ford Motor Company

Total Production: 1,000
Price: $79,995
Engine: Supercharged 5.4L V8 w/ 540 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque

The King of the Road returned in 2008. The new GT500KR sported a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 engine with a Ford Racing Power Upgrade Pack. Total output was 540 hp with 510 lb.-ft. of torque, making it more powerful than that year's 500 hp Shelby GT500. It was touted as the most powerful production Mustang ever, at the time.

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2008 Ford FR500S Mustang

2008 Ford FR500S Mustang
2008 Ford FR500S Mustang. Photo © Ford Motor Company

Total Production: 77+
Price: $75,000
Engine: 4.6L V8 w/325 horsepower

For the first time in history, Ford Motor Company built the race cars at their own vehicle production facility. The FR500S, which made its debut at the 2007 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nev., was offered up for sale to consumers through Ford Racing dealers, with an approximate price of $75,000. The car competed in the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge for the Miller Cup.