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24/7 Wall St.: Cars So Hot They Are Out of Stock

2. Ford Shelby GT500

Days to turn: 11 (tied for the fewest)
2012 sales: 4,216
Price: $54,200
Configuration: two-door coupe

Carroll Hall Shelby, who died this year, was a race car driver and builder of superpowered engines. The Mustang comes with several engine sizes, starting with a V6. The high-end of the model line, the Shelby GT500, has a 5.8-liter supercharged V8, which puts out 662 horsepower. The car sports Brembo performance brakes and a six-speed manual gearbox. According to Motor Trend, the Ford Shelby GT500 has a mind-boggling 0 to 60 time of 3.5 seconds. As if the car did not have enough performance of its own, Ford offers a $3,495 “Performance Package” with special wheels and springs.

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