We all know the Ford Mustang variants holding the Shelby nameplate are sure to attract attention and notoriety from production onto the after life in Leno’s basement. This go ’round, the new 2013 Ford Shelby GT 500 Convertible is back to mark-up the Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT, for the acronym fiends) and its 20th Anniversary. As if the 2013 GT500 convertible wasn’t awesome enough in vanilla form, the optional Performance Package makes this venomous snake nearly 3.5 seconds quicker at Sebring than last year’s model. Impressive! How so, you might ask? Key features making the feat a reality are the 5.8-liter supercharged V8 (650hp), Bilstein electronic adjustable dampers, and Brembo braking are just a few helpers along the way.
There are a few other nifty features Ford’s applied to this Shelby GT500 rendition–keep reading to see it all in the official Press Release from Ford.