RK Motors debuts 800+ horsepower 1967 Shelby GT500

At the Mustang’s 50th anniversary celebration in Charlotte, North Carolina this month, RK Motors announced that they would unveil the RK527, an 800-plus horsepower tribute car based on a 1967 Shelby GT500. The wraps were pulled from the car at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday.

The vehicle’s debut also came with the announcement that Rob Kauffman, RK Motors owner, will drive the RK527 in the upcoming HOT ROD Magazine Power Tour June 7-14. This event, which begins in Charlotte and stretches across seven states, covers more than 1,500 miles upon arrival in Wisconsin.

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In addition to its ferocious engine, the RK527 is loaded with extensive features and upgrades, including custom Jon Kaase Heads, Fast XFI ECU Port Fuel Injection, Billet Specialties drive system, Bryant Billet Crankshaft, custom 3” Exhaust and Magnaflow mufflers, Tremec T56 6-speed manual transmission, Custom Detroit Speed Alumaframe, complete with coil-over shocks in the front and Detroit Speed quadra-link suspension in the rear, and massive Baer calipers and rotors. The car sits on Vintage HA Series 427 Shelby Wheels and BF Goodrich G-Force Sport Tires.


Aaron Turpen
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