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2013 Ford Shelby GT500

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Engine Engine 5.8LV-8
MPG MPG 15 City / 24 Hwy
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2013 Shelby GT500 Overview

The Biggest Hammer Of Them All Is Sharper Than Ever We would love to be able to look you square in the eye and say, "All you need to know about the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 can be summed up in one figure: 662." After all, that's the obscene amount of horsepower ripping at the rear tires courtesy of the supercharged 5.8-liter V8 under the hood. Unfortunately, it's not quite that simple. For the first time in its life, the GT500 has found itself lined up against a legitimate competitor in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The muscle car/supercar crossbreed from General Motors is stitched to conquer not only the quarter mile, but the nation's road courses as well. In order to answer that threat, the engineers at Ford have laid a hand on nearly every mechanical and electrical system on board the GT500. While that means the blown V8 churns out a diabolical 112 more horsepower than the previous model, it also means the top-tier Mustang now comes with tricks like user-selectable Bilstein dampers, adjustable electronic power steering, larger brakes and an array of optional cooling systems. In fact, if this car came wrapped in a slightly different shade of sheetmetal, we'd be talking about an all-new model instead of a refresh. From the outside looking in, there are only a few markers to distinguish the 2013 Shelby GT500 from the 2012 model. Those start with a new front fascia with a gaping, open maw of a grille. Ford has deleted the meshwork found in the old piece to optimize the amount of air pouring into the engine bay in the kind of the function-over-form move that turns us giggly. Clever ductwork also provides additional downforce and funnels air into a new radiator fan that incorporates an additional blade and passive vent flaps in the shroud designed to pull a maximum amount of air through the radiator when the vehicle is stopped. The flaps flip open to minimize resistance once the vehicle is in motion. Aesthetically, the new nose gives the coupe a set of catfish sucker lips, and the void looks as if it would be happy to draw in any wayward limbs foolish enough to stray too close. Like its more common siblings, the 2013 GT500 benefits from new headlight arrays trimmed with LED accents. Move to the coupe's side, and the changes are even more subtle. The uninitiated would be forgiven for missing the significantly upgraded brakes. A set of six-piston Brembo monoblock calipers clamp down on 15-inch rotors up front. The pizza pans do a smart job of filling up the 19-inch front wheels, and at more than an inch larger than the old stock, the rotors handle repeated road course abuse without so much as considering warpage. Likewise, Ford grew the rear discs to 13.8 inches from the previous iteration's 11.8. While those front calipers are loaded with the same pad material as the 2012 model, the rears now squeeze with a more aggressive …
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2013 Shelby GT500 Overview

The Biggest Hammer Of Them All Is Sharper Than Ever We would love to be able to look you square in the eye and say, "All you need to know about the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 can be summed up in one figure: 662." After all, that's the obscene amount of horsepower ripping at the rear tires courtesy of the supercharged 5.8-liter V8 under the hood. Unfortunately, it's not quite that simple. For the first time in its life, the GT500 has found itself lined up against a legitimate competitor in the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The muscle car/supercar crossbreed from General Motors is stitched to conquer not only the quarter mile, but the nation's road courses as well. In order to answer that threat, the engineers at Ford have laid a hand on nearly every mechanical and electrical system on board the GT500. While that means the blown V8 churns out a diabolical 112 more horsepower than the previous model, it also means the top-tier Mustang now comes with tricks like user-selectable Bilstein dampers, adjustable electronic power steering, larger brakes and an array of optional cooling systems. In fact, if this car came wrapped in a slightly different shade of sheetmetal, we'd be talking about an all-new model instead of a refresh. From the outside looking in, there are only a few markers to distinguish the 2013 Shelby GT500 from the 2012 model. Those start with a new front fascia with a gaping, open maw of a grille. Ford has deleted the meshwork found in the old piece to optimize the amount of air pouring into the engine bay in the kind of the function-over-form move that turns us giggly. Clever ductwork also provides additional downforce and funnels air into a new radiator fan that incorporates an additional blade and passive vent flaps in the shroud designed to pull a maximum amount of air through the radiator when the vehicle is stopped. The flaps flip open to minimize resistance once the vehicle is in motion. Aesthetically, the new nose gives the coupe a set of catfish sucker lips, and the void looks as if it would be happy to draw in any wayward limbs foolish enough to stray too close. Like its more common siblings, the 2013 GT500 benefits from new headlight arrays trimmed with LED accents. Move to the coupe's side, and the changes are even more subtle. The uninitiated would be forgiven for missing the significantly upgraded brakes. A set of six-piston Brembo monoblock calipers clamp down on 15-inch rotors up front. The pizza pans do a smart job of filling up the 19-inch front wheels, and at more than an inch larger than the old stock, the rotors handle repeated road course abuse without so much as considering warpage. Likewise, Ford grew the rear discs to 13.8 inches from the previous iteration's 11.8. While those front calipers are loaded with the same pad material as the 2012 model, the rears now squeeze with a more aggressive …Hide Full Review