Posts Tagged ‘2013 Ford Shelby GT500’
April 27th, 2012
Check mate, Chevrolet.
Ford and Shelby just released official specs and info for the 2013 Shelby GT500 Mustang, a tire-shredding beast which now holds the title for the most powerful factory Mustang ever. The 2013 model’s upgraded supercharged 5.8-liter is the now the most powerful production V8 in the world, good for 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft. of torque. If you’re counting, there’s more horses in the Shelby’s stable than you’ll find with the Chevy Camaro ZL1 and Corvette ZR1, and even the new 2013 Dodge Viper.
Ford says there’s so much torque on tap that the new muscle car king can run from 0-60 mph in first gear. With no need to shift, 60 mph should come in under 4 seconds, limited by grip much more than power. Nearly as impressive is the Mustang’s 15 city/24 highway/18 combined mpg EPA rating, besting the Camaro ZL1′s highway rating by 5 mpg and sliding under the radar of the nasty gas guzzler tax.
At just $54,995 to start, you won’t find a better horsepower-to-dollar ratio anywhere. The 2013 GT500 is on sale now. Price yours today.
March 16th, 2012
Ford has the Mustang faithful hanging on every word when it comes to the new most-powerful and fastest factory Mustang ever created, the 2013 Shelby GT500. Now that car has a price: $54,995 including destination charges, or the exact same amount as Chevy’s top-dog Camaro, the 2013 ZL1. The GT500 Convertible will start at $59,995 including destination.
That will net you 650 horsepower and a top speed of 202 mph (!), making the fast Ford the greatest performance bargain around, with more power than the $310k Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano.
The 2013 GT500 configurator is now live at Ford’s site here, giving a look at options, customization and performance details. Our dream GT500 is decked out in basic black with Oxford White racing stripes, and after checking off every option we could find including the SVT performance package and Recaro racing buckets, we came up with a price of $66,090.
The 2013 GT500 will begin tearing up America’s highways with a release date this summer.
February 1st, 2012
President Barack Obama paid a visit to the Washington Auto Show, walking the halls flanked by execs from the Detroit Big 3 and taking the opportunity to check out some hot new American models. Obama spent some time in the new Corvette ZR1, Chevy Silverado and Ford C-Max Energi among others.
Like any real car guy, the President lingered the longest with Ford’s new sledgehammer 2013 Shelby GT500 Mustang, calling the car “sick” and “what I needed in high school.” Too bad it would not be… politically advantageous… for Obama to pick up a gas guzzler like the GT500, even if if it does make a pretty posterchild for a resurgent Ford.
The President couldn’t resist the opportunity to make a political statement, snubbing cars from foreign automakers (even those proudly being shown off as made in the U.S.) and lauding government-backed GM for its return as the world’s #1 automaker in 2011.
For the record, Mitt Romney opposed the Federal auto industry bailout packages: “It’s good to remember the fact that there were some folks who were willing to let this industry die,” the President said.