Nikon this week launched a brochure and review of their professional FX range of camera bodies and lenses in conjunction with European based photography magazine ‘Digital SLR’ magazine and some of the work of car photographer Tim Wallace was chosen to be featured to help demonstrate the quality of their optical lenses for the FX lens feature. The photograph features the legendary Shelby GT500. The GT500 is one of the best known from the Shelby stable and is very evocative of the era in which it became a working class hero.
In 1964, Carroll Shelby was asked to enhance the performance of the new Ford Mustang, and the legendary GT350 was born. Initially just for racing, the 1965 GT350 R Model began its dominance on American racing circuits and making a name for itself by winning the SCCA B production championship in 1965, 1966 and 1967.
Ford wanted to put a version on the street known as the GT350 The GT350 was essentially a de-tuned and reworked R Model and it catapulted Mustang into the world of high performance. It became one of the most popular and recognizable brands in the automotive industry. The performance evolution continued with the famed king of the road, the GT500.