"Eleanor" is back. The Ford Shelby GT500KR ($TBA; 2008) marks the 40th anniversary of the original GT500KR, and boasts 540 horsepower. Other features include a revised calibration and cold air intake system, 6-speed manual transmission, Shelby-designed 18-inch wheels, carbon composite hood, and a revamped suspension. If you're trying to get your hands on the most powerful production Mustang ever built, get in line now — only a thousand will be built.
The world is a busy place, and sometimes folks just don't have time to research their next car purchase — especially when their cars are like this. The Otto Club ($13500 - $35000) is a Boston-based club that offers members the chance to drive some of the world's greatest rides. Pricing is based on a points system, with the Red level offering 15,000 points — about 20-30 days of driving for $13,500. The Black level, $19,500 per year, offers 30,000 points, or around 40-60 days of driving. Cars available include the Lamborghini Murcielago, the Ferrari 430 Coupe, and Bentley Continental GT. Unfortunately, the service is currently only available in the Boston area (they have a clubhouse opening soon in downtown), but we spoke with the company's president and he assured us that the company does plan to expand in the future. Right now though, if you're in Boston and have both the means and a love of cars, check it out.
Former Indy 500 winner Parnelli Jones is a racing icon, but so was his Boss 302 Mustang. Now, with a lot of money and a little help from Saleen, you can have a modern-day recreation of his ride. The 2007 Saleen Parnelli Jones Limited Edition Mustang ($61,600) packs in every little detail a true racing enthusiast could want, like 302 badges, its Grabber Orange color, a striped "shaker" hood, and a rear 1970 replica wing. Of course, this car is more about the driving than the show, with specs that include a 5-liter, 400hp engine, Saleen Racecraft suspension pieces, a 14" slotted and vented front disc brake system with Saleen 4 piston calipers and 11.8 in. discs in the rear, and mini-lite inspired 19" aluminum wheels. As one of 500, these are true collector's items — but according to a few of our buddies, you'll be driving it more than looking at it.