The Mustang has been an American icon for over 45 years, and now Ford is ready to unleash the most powerful lineup in this pony car's illustrious history. Since the Mustang is it's own kind of cool, Ford decided against unveiling it in front of the assembled crowds inside the Los Angeles convention center. Instead, the Blue Oval invited 800 of its closest friends to see the 2013 lineup at the Belasco Theater.

Marketing boss Jim Farley took the stage to unveil the refreshed Boss 302, the 420-horsepower GT and the fresh-faced V6 model. Farley looked to the one and only Caroll Shelby to help unleash the 650-horsepower Shelby GT500, which looks pretty darn awesome in Grabber Blue. Shelby appeared to be especially gleeful about the latest GT500, adding that this latest GT500 is "the one." Click on the above gallery to check out photos of the live reveal.


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      Joseph
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pretty cool but I'll never be able to afford one. Guess I'll be "stuck" driving my Candy Apple Red '69 Mach 1....
      I'm baaack
      • 3 Years Ago
      OH YES, I almost forgot, Before anyone disses the "stang" remember, its been in continual production for ALL of its years...can Camaro claim that distinction???
        Joseph
        • 3 Years Ago
        @I'm baaack
        Don't forget it was the first, the benchmark, the one all the others copied. They call 'em pony cars because of them.
        drrntod
        • 3 Years Ago
        @I'm baaack
        And made by a car company that did not get bailed out by the American taxpayers.
        J Gregory
        • 3 Years Ago
        @I'm baaack
        But there are SEVERAL years when it SHOULDN'T beem in produstion. Like the 70's, 80's, 90's?
      artandcolour2010
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just ONCE, AB, I would like to come here and see the photos and make a comment without having to clear my cache, delete Safari's history and then refresh the page, and log in again. Are you EVER going to work out the bugs in this platform? It has been several months since you changed over and nothing, NOTHING, has gotten better. the new Mustangs look great, btw. Now that I can see them.
        Acefighter
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        It is clearly as Safari problem, not AB. Change your browser. Problem solved.
        Jake
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        Never have a problem with firefox or ie.
        ngiotta
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        Wow. People still use Safari when there are other choices available? That's amazing.
        merlot066
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        Haha, you know there's something wrong when it works fine on IE and not on Safari, sucks.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        I think you're talking about the Safari on iOS. If you accidentally brush the "full autoblog experience" link, it tries to load the desktop site, which is painfully slow and not fully supported on iPod touches like mine. And unless you clear the cache, history, etc, it wont load the iphone page, even if you type in "i.autoblog.com" it redirects you. I learn to avoid the "full autoblog experience" link at the bottom of the page like the plague, but when you are commenting or pressing the back button, it's bound to happen eventually.
        Anthony Bilek
        • 3 Years Ago
        @artandcolour2010
        Have you heard of Google Chrome? It's pretty fantastic.
      Jack
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have a 2011 GT500. Wish I had the bucks to upgrade to a 2013. Another 100 horse power!
      jemteku
      • 3 Years Ago
      I am a Mustang fanatic. Beautiful cars. I like the black with pewter stripes, and a manual transmission. Love them.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      irocker350
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love the Mustangs, always have always will, I owned a 1970 Mach l that I wish to heck I had kept, personally I think that the 1969 fastback models were the best looking muscle cars EVER ( but I did and still do like the Chevys and Mopars) but on the Mustangs 2010 to present I just don't like the rear ends, kinda squeezed in tailights, I like the back ends of the models up to the 09 models a lot better. If you're a Mustang fan, check out on you tube (or the website) for the A-47 Harbinger Mustang, the thing is downright orgasmic.
      dohc73
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL.
      JR
      • 3 Years Ago
      Please have a stripe delete box on the order form. Thanks.
        FriskyDingo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JR
        They always have, and still will.
          JR
          • 3 Years Ago
          @FriskyDingo
          Sorry, the '12 Boss doesn't.
          FriskyDingo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @FriskyDingo
          I meant on the GT500. As for the Boss, meh, they're still just vinyl, you can peel them off.
        Krishan Mistry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @JR
        A Boss ain't a Boss without stripes...but these 1970 reflective hockey sticks look miles better than the 2012. Oh and Grabber Blue FTMFW!
      FriskyDingo
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not gonna lie, those look sick. My only complaint is the standard wheels on the V6 car. They really could have used an upgrade. Overall, though, very nice MY update. Can't wait to see the GT500 and ZL1 duke it out.
        Muttons
        • 3 Years Ago
        @FriskyDingo
        Agreed. And what's with the press photos? They have a close up glamour shot of the basest of the base V6 wheels. Why? It hasn't even changed from last year's model. Put some decent looking wheels on that V6! Then again maybe they did it to differentiate it from the V8 since they have the same fascia now. I like the idea of being able to get a V6 that looks every bit as cool as the V8.
      rolle
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just once it would be refreshing to see YAM (yet another Mustang) introduced that was svelte and sleek, lightweight looking and low. I guess we'll never get there as this 'new' version is another ungainly looking, bloated caricature of a muscle car of old. Instead of just touting HP and racing stripes, what about weight savings, aerodynamics, and sophisticated suspension design. meh.
        Shayne Wolfe
        • 3 Years Ago
        @rolle
        Have you not read anything? You seem to not know much about the subject. Its funny that the GT500 is 3850 lbs which is lighter than the Camaro and Challenger, and doesnt get taged with the Gas Guzzler tax. If you read even more you'll find that they also worked on aerodynamics and suspension. I hope your Chevy Lumina gets you home quick enough from your desk job so you can read more into the matter.
      charbonnea
      • 3 Years Ago
      It don't matter what motor It has, 4,6,8 , anybody that drives ay mustang thinks its the fastest car on the road
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