It looks like we weren't the only ones to get our hands on the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. Jamal Hameedi, SVT chief nameplate engineer, recently stopped by the Big Dog Garage to show off both the Mustang Boss 302 and the GT500. It's no secret that Leno has always been a Mustang fan, and with the ridiculously powerful supercharged 5.8-liter pumping out more grunt than the comedian's own Ford GT, the 2013 Shelby has earned itself another proponent. Leno takes the big horse out for a ride around town, including over some of the more punishing stretches of Los Angeles freeway before heading home.

Of course, it wouldn't be an episode of Jay Leno's Garage without a proper burnout, and the clip doesn't disappoint. Looks like fun to us. Now the only question is whether Leno will add one of these machines to his own personal collection. Scroll down below to watch the video, which concludes with a little tribute to the recently deceased Carroll Shelby.



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      RJohns
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice review by a real "car guy" (Jay) in the "real world" (out and about in LA). Classy tribute to Carroll Shelby at the end gets a tip of the glass by me to Jay.
      • 2 Years Ago
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        johnb
        • 2 Years Ago
        I think you (UK) just might be getting the next Mustang properly in a few years, and while I think it's going to an absolutely great car, I hope it retains some of what makes a Mustang great and you guys get to enjoy it like we do here in the states.
      Custom Bikes
      • 2 Years Ago
      Amazing looks, sound, performance and it's made in the good ol' USA Rock on Ford !!!
      Rjb
      • 2 Years Ago
      Bad ASS
      Brian
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think I just fell in love with the GT500. The exhaust note is awesome- aggressive sounding but not too loud, the car looks awesome especially in the dark red metallic/white stripes/gun-metal gray wheel combo and no automatics allowed! I'd sure love to own one.
        johnb
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Brian
        yeah I was enjoying that color as well. the shelby looks great like this.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      mvm549
      • 2 Years Ago
      The engineer talks out of his ass
      Radioactive Flea
      • 2 Years Ago
      I kind of felt like Shelby was overrated. He made the Cobra which was cool and nothing else. Every car he tried to make after that was a commercial failure. Don’t get me wrong, I like Mustangs and his upgrades were pretty substantial but it’s still a Mustang. People act like he’s an American Enzo but he actually made few relevant stand alone cars. He was not really a builder, more like a tuner who experimented as a builder. As a tuner, did he really deserve that much publicity? Is the Mustang so poor that it needed tuning? Excellent marketing for sure as you all seemed to have bought into the hype of the “Shelby Mustang.” Eddie Bauer had a Ford named after himself as well.
        John Cocktoastin
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Radioactive Flea
        You are kidding right. How about the GT-350? Cobra Daytona Coupe, Ford GT40. Also seems relavent to point out the obvious that he helped Ford beat Enzo (your reference) at Lemans. Hardly "made the Cobra... and nothing else"
          car czar
          • 2 Years Ago
          @John Cocktoastin
          and dont forget the VIPER!!!! thanks so much shelby you will be missed........
        protovici
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Radioactive Flea
        He is the American Enzo because he beat Enzo.... and Enzo was another great auto fan.
        Andy Smith
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Radioactive Flea
        So here we have a great "car guy", - (Leno), an awesome car and a tribute to arguably the greatest American car icon that ever lived. A moron like you doesn't belong in the company of any of the above.
        skypilot
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Radioactive Flea
        "He made the Cobra which was cool and nothing else." Really? you just have no idea what the man did for motorsports and the auto industry as a whole. Before he was a car builder and tuner, He was a racer. He won the 1959 Le Mans race overall, and Enzo himself apporached Shelby to have him race for Ferrari. Carroll suffered from heart conditions which forced him out of the drivers seat. Shelbys main focus in life was racing and beating ferrari. Which he did, his car the Daytona Coupe beat ferrari on the world stage winning the World Manufacturers Championship in 1965 as well as several other notable races that year. Most importantly Shelby helped construct the GT-40 that also beat ferrari at Le Mans in 1966 with the Ford finishing 1, 2, 3, in the race a feat that still has yet to be repeated. Shelby built many cars for all of the big 3, added so much more to the auto industry then we will ever know. He is an "American Enzo" why? Because he beat Enzo at his own game. He is an automotive Legend to say he is overrated is false if you actually knew what he did your mind of thought would change.
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      2012/13 Boss 302: The Mustang that learned to appreciate corners just as much as powering between them. 2013 GT500: POWERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!! And control. Both are deeply cool, and I dont give a crap about stereotypical owners, because otherwise any remotely nice car instantly becomes a douchemobile. Corvette: redneck midlife crisis. Mustang: trailer park. Camaro: trailer park, mullets. Challenger: fat redneck. Charger: fat redneck with fat kids. Any japanese/korean performance car: fart cannon, neon underglow ricers. Any german luxury car: rich boring buisnessman. Supercar/exotic: small penis compensation...in the end, does it really matter?
      davebo357
      • 2 Years Ago
      Normally I'm a Corvette and Conan fan. That's a pretty sweet Mustang though. I wish Leno would retire and focus on his hobby.
      Bob
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm so over jay Leno. Some jealousy? Sure who wouldn't. But I'm more pissed that someone as unfunny and sorry Kay talentless as him can make so much money in this world. A little money is fine, but given what he does and the value he brings to society? It's ridiculous. And put on a different shirt for f($$)((:4??;;;)$!!! Sake!!!
        mrx19
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bob
        It appears NBC thinks enough of his talent to compensate him commensurate with the advertising revenue he brings in. I don't think he is particularly funny, but I envy him as he is living his life and spending him own money on what he is passionate about. Now, put down your computer get back out with the "occupy" crowd.
        Bob
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bob
        "Kay"? Thank you phone for guessing what I was going to say! You blew it! Should be Jay.
      ugly rims
      • 2 Years Ago
      'can it do a burnout?' please stop.
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