GT500 | Cars
Mustang, the first 'pony' car, the original you could say. Yes, it's true, some would call it a muscle car, but they would be wrong. This car wasn't just about simply power and straight-line speed, it was about something else.......highly styled, performance orientated and something that would compete with the European competition.
The Shelby Mustang GT500 or 'Eleanor' as it is known in the smash hit film from 2000 'Gone in sixty seconds'. The car was based on a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback. The new look of the car was created by famous illustrator Steve Stanford and embodied by famous coach builder and designer from Californian Chip Foose.
This is the car that Randall "Memphis" Raines has such an affection with, almost being killed by it numerous times. It is his 'unicorn', a symbol of purity and grace, impossible to be captured. This is the opportunity to drive this amazing vehicle, to be part of the history and the movie hero!
"It is one of the most beautiful american classics out there. Sheer elegance all wrapped around a V8 powerplant that sounds like the devils answer to The Flower duet by Leo Delibes"
Vehicle - 1967 Shelby GT500
Power Unit - 5.0L V8
Horsepower - 400 bhp
Torque - 500 lb. -ft
0 - 60mph - 4.9 Seconds
Top Speed - 140mph
Transmission - Manual
Made Famous By - The car apeared in the 2000 film 'Gone in Sixty Seconds'.
My partner booked this 3 years ago and due to Covid I have only just completed the experience. What a fantastic set up and customer service. Can't thank the car chase staff enough for a fantastic day at Abingdon. Even when the GT40 clutch broke I was offered the choice of any other car. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back. Thank youDavid Gillin
Unfortunately our experience yesterday didn't start great as it was raining when we arrived for my partner's drive and there was a long queue to check in and long wait to drive. After around 30 minutes of waiting on the field it was announced that our chosen car was unavailable for the rest of the day due to unforeseen mechanical faults. As it was my partner's 30th birthday gift, this is his dream car (he did not want to drive another) and we had travelled an hour to get there we decided to make a complaint when we met the manager, Emily. Emily was extremely sympathetic and empathic to our situation making every effort possible to ensure this was rectified. My partner was able to sit in the car still and get some pictures with it which completely changed his mood, he spent the whole time grinning ear to ear. Emily also offered to keep us updated on the progress of fixing the car and even took our number to text us and keep us informed and let us know once the car was fixed. We went back to the circuit this morning for 08:30 and were accommodated completely by not only having my partner drive in the GT500 first, barely any wait time, but also giving him another sighting lap for free before that and giving him extra time in the car to make up for the inconvenience caused yesterday. We would like to thank Emily so much for making this happen, she is an absolute angel and my partner and I can now be considered extremely satisfied customers.Megan
Had a great time at the Tockwith track near York. Well organised but over all too quickly !! Drove the Speed Mustang first which was very good even though 3rd gear was a nightmare but was warned about it at the start. Moved on to the GT500 "Eleanor" which was a great experience - a proper drive with no power steering or ABS. Had only booked for 3 laps but added another 3 as was enjoying it so much. Finally the Roush Mustang GT - wow, so powerful. Had to do 6 laps as it was all over so quickly. Instructors in the cars were great - advising what line to take and when to brake and put on the power. Highly recommend even if it does feel expensive.Kevin Ramage
The reason why I’ve got there today was my so loved Eleanor. Not going to lie- I was so excited from very first second I’ve got around her. She’s such a beauty! I want to say huge thank you to Lee- who was such a great instructor! He let me enjoy every single second of the experience ! Surely I will be back ! Thank you so muchMonika Dratwicka
I bought this experience for my husbands 60th birthday, he has always loved 'Eleanor' so this was an ideal gift. The admin team were brilliant at helping me to book ensuring he had a great day, unfortunately due to circumstances beyond their control it had to be moved from Abingdon circuit to Northampton but that just means he will have to have another experience at Abingdon (life is hard). Everything went smoothly on the day and it was great to see so many cars from our era of TV i.e. Italian Job, Kitt, General Lee, and of course the Batmobile. If you have a petrol head this is definitely something to treat them their smile will last for ages. Thank you to everyone at Car Chase Heroes.Beverly Jolly
Absolutely fantastic experience with a great instructor (Gary). Will definitely be back for more.Garry pearson
What a brilliant day, got given this driving experience for my birthday and it's a day I will never forget, from start to finish a very well organised day and the staff cannot be faulted, all very helpful and knowledgeable, massive selection of cars to choose from, cant wait to book my next tripMark Fowler
Brilliant thanks so much for a great experience! Thanks to Dan the instructor also.Jamie Graham
Wow is the first word that comes to mind! My all time favourite car and I got to drive it, brought as a gift from my partner and I can highly recommended to anyone that loves the film and the car. Amazing experience and it really does sound as good in person as it does in the film! Amazing day!Sam Chatwin
bought my friend 9 laps in her dream car,the 1967 ford mustang gt 500 at blyton park what an amazing day we both had even just watching was great and when my friend finished her driving she had a smile from ear to ear said she had a day that she will never forget a huge thanks to all the staff for making her dream come true only small issue i had was it would have been nice to get up close to the cars before the driving started to get some nice pics,i will def be returning with my brother for us both to drive in 2019 sometimestephen davidson
What an awesome day this feeling in my whole life can’t wait to do it againRoger hill
Great car old school mustang real fun to drive, the V8 rumble as it takes off down the strip puts a smile on your boat.Dave
I had a brilliant experience driving my dream car 'eleanor'. Very well organised and great staff and instructors. Definitely recommendmark cutler
Excellent day despite the weather. Very good instructors. Awesome cars. Would definitely recommend.Chris purcell
I drove the Mustang GT500 - was absolutely incredible!!! The instructor was ace and by the 3rd lap I felt confident! Had a passenger ride in the Ariel Atom too afterwards. That was insane and amazing! I would definitely go again and would recommend to anyone!Zara Boots
Finally got to drive my dream car, a Mustang Shelby GT500, thanks for making that possible, also the optional extras on site are very cheap, did my laps in the mustang and then only £25 for some laps in an Ariel Atom with a world champion racing driver, plenty of other extras too for very good prices, well recommended and already looking for another experience with these guys, thanks alot car chase heroes.Liam parker
What a day....went to kemble airfield the cars like a grown up sweet shop had 3 booked for my son finished up in 9 these people know what they are doing thanks to everyone, will return but this time...its dads turn, do this day out you will keep talking about it honestly brilliant , thanks. BrianBRIAN SHARPE
Had a absolutely brilliant day at Abingdon on Saturday 26th august. The event was so well organised and the staff were fantastic. I would highly recommend this company to anybody who wants a driving experience. On the way there a hose broke on my car just 7 miles away from the event but we managed to get there. I spoke to one of the staff about my car and they said that one of the mechanics would have a look at it when I had finished my driving experience and sure enough a mechanic called Josh came and fixed it for us so that we could get home. We offered him some money for helping us out but he would not take it. I cannot thank this company enough for such and amazing day and for fixing our car. Thanks Car Chase Heroes. 10 out of 10 for me.John hill
Had my experience yesterday and I can't believe how amazing it felt. I'm a nervous kind of guy but the briefing, each driver who sits with you, the other staff helping with customers etc, everybody knows what they are doing and are very good at it. I drove the GT500 for myself (incredible machine), the Liggtening McQueen for my 4 year old son (staff were very happy to accomadate pictures and let him sit in the drivers seat for pictures) then the last lap on the Atom (can't describe the speed and confidence and control the drivers have, I was blown away). Would love to go again tomorrow if possible, but will visit in the future again. Incredible experience and a lifetime memory.Kevin
Amazing day. Loved seeing all the classics but the GT500 (Eleanor) was the star. What an experience that was. She can move if pushed in the right direction! Whole thing organised really well, professional set up, good facilities and no hard sell made for a really top time. Will be back for more in the Autumn.Matt
I attended at York last weekend and had a great day. Well organised event, meaning getting into each car pretty quickly thanks to the two sorting out who's going in each car next, and no pushy sales for extras. All of the staff I dealt with are a credit to the company, April (Email), the nice lass at the sign in desk, and the guys in the Skyline, GT500 and Camaro BB for example. When things didn't go to plan (things like old cars breaking down just happen, and if you're booking something like this you need to accept that) it was sorted out as best as it could be. I did manage to get into 75% of the cars I'd booked for and it would be nice to come back and have a go in the ones I didn't get to go in this time, and maybe anything else you purchase between now and then. I have recommended to friends, who are wanting to book now also, and my sister is wanting one of the junior deals - the good pictures and the videos may have helped with this. The good bits: 1) ALL the staff 2) The cars, obviously The possible improvements: 1) A few competitors have more cars (even though yours are more likeable, as they're a bit different, not 'just' another red Ferrari). Do you think you could make money from an old Mini (Italian Job), an Esprit (Spy who loved me) or a DeLorean (Back to the Future)? 2) pass Overall: 5/5 - Well done!Daniel Edmond
I have used this company twice now at Bicester and Abingdon, driven Shelby GT500, General Lee, Nissan GTR, Bumblebee, Ford GT40 and the Mustang GT. All great, awesome cars and all the staff are friendly and helpful from checking in to being your instructor. Minimal standing around at both locations and great fundriving such a range of famous cars, recommend to everyone!Alec
Had a awesome day yesterday driving a Shelby GT500 and Ford Mustang. Staff were brilliant. Great Christmas presentTom
Fantastic time at Throckmorton today, being allowed to open up the car of my dreams around an airfield. This car is unreal!! The instructor was brilliant and didn't hold me back, really pushed me to get the most out of the car. Great experience and I will definitely be back for me. Also getting the chance to be driven round the track by none other than Ian Ashley was a great honour, really nice bloke. And scared the crap out of me!!Simon
My boyfriend wouldn't stop talking about it on the way home. Safe to say he was very happy with his drive. We plan another ride.Chloe
Awesome day driving the 2016 mustang and bumblebee cars although these were not the cars I wanted to drive. I received a voucher for my 40th birthday to experience the shelby gt500 and I added the general lee charger to it but could'nt drive either car as the general lee was broken when I arrived and I could'nt wait any longer to drive the shelby as by 4.30pm i had already been waiting a hour and was informed it would be at least another hour wait to experience the shelby and I had 2hour drive back home. Despite this disappointment I still had a great day and it wont put me off booking again.Michael Klieve
This is not a regular '67 mustang conversion, its a race car and completely nuts!! RHD and pretty easy to drive, took the Corvette and new Camaro out too, this car was the easiest to get the most out of. Still has 4-5 times the horsepower of your average saloon car, much more then I expected!!Mark