• We are currently looking for experienced automotive journalists and editors to join our team.  Make $60k-$80k per year doing what you love. We are also looking for an experienced forum moderator to join our team. See details here. ×

This 2007 Shelby GT500 Ad Singlehandedly Improved German-U.S. Relations: Video

Sponsored Links

Unless one is a total troll, Ford enthusiasts and even casual fans the world over can appreciate a car like the Ford Mustang just by looking at it. But it’s hard to demonstrate just what makes something like a 2007 Shelby GT500 so special, especially when given a short amount of time to do so. Even so, Ford managed to easily accomplish such a feat back in 2006, when it released what essentially amounted to a mic drop for then-new Shelby, in the form of a 30 second ad. The commercial skillfully highlights the shared automotive enthusiasm between the U.S. and Germany without any brand or model bashing.

2007 Shelby GT500 ad

The ad, part of Ford’s “Bold Moves” campaign, begins at a German port. Dockworkers lower a large crate onto the ground, then open the container to reveal a 2007 Shelby GT500 clad in Performance White, with blue striping.

Sponsored Links

The commercial then cuts to Puzzled Dock Foreman and Extremely Confident GT500 Owner. Puzzled Dock Foreman, upon realizing what the crate contained, looks over to Extremely Confident GT500 Owner to ask a completely understandable question:

 “So, you couldn’t find a car you like here in Germany?”

Sponsored Links

2007 shelby gt500 ad

Right after he asks the question, the ad then cuts to the 2007 Shelby GT500 racing along a German highway, darting between cars (some European exotics), while the 500 horsepower supercharged and intercooled Ford 5.4L Modular V8 casts an audible spell on viewers.

Sponsored Links

After quickly demonstrating the seductive powers of the 2007 Shelby GT500, the commercial swaps back to Extremely Confident GT500 Owner, who offers an extraordinarily awesome explanation as to why he imported the Mustang:

“No, I couldn’t find a speed limit I liked in America.”

The ad manages to avoid any putdowns of American or German vehicles. Puzzled Dock Foreman asks a perfectly rational question upon seeing the 2007 Shelby GT500, given the distance and vast ocean between the two countries. And Extremely Confident GT500 Owner offers an excellent retort that subtly implies his appreciation for Germany. Overall, it’s a great way to illustrate the love both countries share for hot cars like the Mustang.

We’ll have more cool videos like this to share soon, so subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news, Shelby GT500 news, and continuous Ford news coverage.

Sponsored Links

Subscribe to Ford Authority
For around-the-clock Ford news coverage

We'll send you one email per day with the latest Ford updates.

It's totally free.

  • Want to see your Ford vehicle or build featured on Ford Authority? We welcome your submissions. See here for details. ×

Written by Edward Snitkoff

Ed owns a 1986 Ford Taurus LX, and he routinely daydreams about buying another one, a fantasy that may someday become a reality.

Sponsored Links

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Lincoln Aviator Discount Offers $2,000 Off Plus 0 Percent APR In November 2020

Henry Ford II Once Owned A Solid Gold Rolex, And It’s Up For Auction