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LA Auto Show: 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

2013 Shelby GT500

After seeing how much attention went into the 2013 Ford Mustang for the masses, we knew that the 2013 Shelby GT500 would have an even more impressive showing on the docket in Los Angeles today.  The 2013 Mustang Shelby GT500 will be propelled by an all-aluminum 5.8-liter (351 c.i. anyone?) supercharged V8, rolling along with 650hp and 600 lb-ft of twisting force.  Additionally, Ford and the SVT team with Shelby’s crew left no stone unturned with updates and improvements to the entire powertrain, braking systems, gearing, and suspension tuning.

If that’s not enough, the new Shelby GT500 also gets a redesigned front grille, providing additional downforce at speed, an menacing splitter, roaring exhaust, and lots more fine touches any Mustang enthusiast will appreciate.

So what are you waiting for?  Get going and check out all the fine tuning Ford’s done to the next Mustang Shelby GT500!

Details:  2013 Shelby GT500 | 2013 Boss 302 | 2013 Ford Mustang

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2013 Shelby GT 500 to have 600+ hp 5.8 V8

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Details surrounding the 2013 Mustang Shelby GT500 have surfaced as part of a new labor agreement between Ford & the UAW, foreshadowing what should lead to a modular rendition of the 351ci / 5.8l Romeo-built power plant, slated to land in the 2013 Shelby GT500. Sources say this engine should easily pump out over 600hp, putting Ford Mustang ahead of the ZL1 in the race to the moon. “How so?”, some might ask…well, the reported 5.8l V8 is to be supercharged as well.

Keep your eyes peeled for more 2013 Mustang and Shelby GT500 details as 2013 approaches…

Source: MustangHeaven

2013 Mustang to inherit current GT500 cues

The rumor mill is back in full swing once again, with everyone spinning ideas about what the 2013 Mustang (and beyond) will look like and just how much next year’s iteration will pave the way for the 2015 Mustang.  Ford Mustang fans are no doubt looking towards the 2015 Mustang and its potential redesign (again), but for now, the focus on the 2013 Mustang design concepts and power train is primary.  Not much has been officially released by Ford insofar as monumental updates, but many sources hint at the current Shelby GT500 as the template of sorts for the upcoming Ford Mustang design.

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Official 2012 Shelby GT500 pics & intel

If you haven’t yet seen the new 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 in person yet, then you will be pleasantly surprised that Ford isn’t changing a ton…rather, the 2012 GT500 will be a simple carryover from the 2011 model year.  That said, the 2012 Shelby GT500 will be packed with a few additional touches that will slightly separate it from its contemporary lineage.

Of which, the flavorings on the new GT500 Mustang come in the form of several interior upgrades including illuminated dual visor vanity mirrors, a universal garage door opener, and a healthy sun visor storage bin.  If a new Shelby owner opts for the SVT-fashioned Recaro front seats, then he/she will be up to par with the same seating found inside the 2012 Mustang Boss 302.

Some other tech found on the 2012 GT500 include the latest SYNC programming and the optional AppLink (free software offering voice control of applications stored on most any smartphone).

Keep reading to see the official PR from Ford, as well as a gallery of hot new images of the new 2012 Ford Shelby GT500!

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2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake has 800hp

So, what street nickname do we call the 2012 Shelby GT500 Super Snake by?  The GT800?  Nah, that doesn’t roll off the tongue as well as “GT500″ or “Super Snake” at all.  That said, Shelby American is ready to let loose the latest installation of Ford Mustang horsepower madness with the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 debut at the forthcoming New York International Auto Show.  With 800 horsepower, the Super Snake is most definitely poised to be the one that steals the spotlight of the show.  It’s pretty amazing to think about, with this car coming about, and having the same amount of horsepower available as professional racing cars of the past and present…and maybe the future.

Keep reading to check out all the details in the Press Release that follows!

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2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 details emerge

Well, we all know that Ford is not one to stop within the R&D and product promotion arenas, so it’s no surprise the ground pounding photographers are catching glimpses of the forthcoming 2013 Shelby GT500.  What’s most exciting is the GT500 could prospectively pump out well over 600 horsepower.  Carroll, do we need a name change on aisle 5?  Perhaps…

Many sources are pointing to the fact the trusty supercharged 5.4-liter V8 will be bolstered to 5.8-liters (whoa, 351!) and the Eaton M112 will make its curtain call, leaving room for the next-gen TVS unit while providing more power, less noise, and more efficiency overall.

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2012 Shelby GT500 Order Guide served

Well, the doubt has been destroyed regarding the return of the Shelby GT500 for 2012, as the order guide for the famous & powerful Mustang has surfaced.  The 2012 Shelby GT500 order guide describes what we’ve seen in years past within these Ford documents and it shows the 2012 GT500 will remain pretty much the same as the 2011 GT500 offering.  Only a few quick cosmetics and some minor features have been added to the recipe: new illuminated dual vanity mirrors, a universal garage door opener, and a multi-purpose storage system in the cabin.

MSRP is set at $49,495 with the topless version ticking in at $54,495…destination & delivery inclusive.  See below for a high-level look at what’s to come for the 2012 Shelby GT500 Mustang.

  • $1,595 - Recaro Leather Sport Seats
  • $1,995 - Glass Roof
  • $2,340 - Electronics Package (Navigation and Dual Zone Climate Control)
  • $3,995 - SVT Performance Package (includes upgraded wheels are 19″x9.5 (F) 20″x9.5″ (R) Premium Painted Forged Aluminum wheels)
  • $375 - Full Vehicle Cover
  • $1,295 - Shaker 1000 w/ In-Dash CD, MP3, 10 Speakers

Click here for the order guide.  –> 2012 Shelby GT500 Order Guide

Source: MustangHeaven

Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro go flat out in the flats

The clash of the titans continues to ring onward.  The latest test of muscle and strength has been compiled by the tech-heads over at Popular Mechanics, pitting our famed Ford Mustang against the [evil] Chevrolet Camaro in an all-out, no holds barred, speed test.  The venue: Bonneville Salt Flats.  The challenge: crank it to 11 and see who gets it done properly.

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2011 Ford Shelby GT500 nearly sold out

It’s no secret once the 2011 Ford Mustang was promised to return with the legendary 5.0-liter V8 that the car and its many Ford variants would sell like ice cream in the Mojave desert.  So what happens when we  have a Mustang coupe with a V6 pumping out over 300hp and a Mustang GT producing over 400hp?  You wonder just how awesome the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 had to be.

Well, the 550 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque (10 horsepower increase vs model year 2010) equipped 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 is just that–awesome.  It’s so popular (and much better in all ways) that Ford is going to limit the 5,500 production set of the Shelby GT500 to maintain exclusivity of the car.  This is great for would-be 2011 GT500 owners, but not so great if you happen to be the 5,501st person to place your order.  What’s more daunting is that over 3,300 orders have already been filed to date, leaving under half of the production run up for grabs.

So what do you think about this, guys?  Good move (production limitations) by Ford?  Not so good?  Let us hear it in the comments–in the meantime, check out the Press Release from Ford to get the rest of the scoop.

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Classic Recreations does the classic Shelby GT500 right

Classic Recreations Shelby GT500CR

Well, well, what do splendid little classic Ford Mustang redux do we have here?  It’s a trio of Shelby Mustangs from the glory days and we have to say, we’re quite pleased with the Classic Recreations team’s work here.  They have taken the resto-mod concept and virtually made it art.  Each of these 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500CR  specimens has got something unique to offer and hinge greatly upon what the Mustang fan ultimately desires.  Want looks and panache?  Set your eyes upon the “Intro” trim.  Feel the need for more?  They have got what you need.  Keep reading to see what else Classic Recreations is offering with respect to the GT500CR Shelby Mustang series.

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