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2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible officially at 650hp

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.

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2013 Ford Mustang pricing and details


So, Ford Mustang fans, are you ready for the next installment in the legendary legacy?  The new 2013 Mustang pricing sheet and option lists have officially been unleashed by the fine folks at Ford.  The entire lineup, consisting of the 2013 Mustang V6 coupe, 2013 Mustang GT, and 2013 Mustang Boss 302, have all been completely outlined in the pricing spec sheets and details, herein.

For those Ford Mustang fans starting at the left end of the spectrum, the reported MSRP of the coupe is $22,995.  Up it a notch to the Premium V6, and the tag bumps to $26,995…and finally, the Mustang V6 convertible gets a sticker price of $31,995.  Wanna step it up to the Ford Mustang GT?  Get ready to pay more this go ’round.  The base line 2013 Mustang GT tips the scales at $31,095, with the Premium GT coupe weighing in at $35.095.  Wow, wait, what?  Yeah.

We thought the same thing.  So what about the 2013 Boss 302 and the 2013 Boss 302 Laguna Seca models?  Are they hiking up the mountain of price?  You betcha.  Each of them both get a $2k price escalation to $42,995 and $49,990 respectively.  Pony up, fellas!

Keep reading to get the full feature lists, below, straight from the Ford detail pricing list.

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Video: Jay Lenos Book Club – Farr’s Mustang Boss 302

OK, Ford Mustang fans…if you haven’t gone out and picked up Donald Farr‘s latest literary installment, you are seriously missing out.  Why?  Jay Leno says so–that’s why.  Farr’s book, Ford Mustang Boss 302: From Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car is a completely epic compendium of everything Boss 302.  Donald covers the historical past, ties in the omnipresence, and ultimately ties it all back into contemporary times, with the return of the Boss 302 in the 2012 Mustang.

The StangNet team had the fortunate chance to get project Built to Cruise to Tulsa last summer, and more importantly, we got the chance to sit down and have dinner with Donald, right as he was honored by noteworthy Ford folks at the Shelby banquet one evening.

OK, we’re done rambling (for now)–be sure to keep going for the video of Farr and Leno’s spotlight interview right in Leno’s garage!

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2013 Ford Mustang pony projector light

What happens when you are out after dark in a 2013 Ford Mustang and you can’t quite make out where the curb is…or you want to make sure people know (beyond the exhaust note) what you just rolled up in?  Ford’s got the answer with a slick, albeit borderline tacky, new option on the new 2013 Mustang.  It is a pony projection light which is portrayed via the lenses beneath the side view mirrors.  Activated immediately after the driver unlocks the door, this projection is sure to let you, and everyone else within the area, know for sure it’s a legend you have ridden into town.

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Ford says 200mph was the 2013 Shelby GT500 goal

As if the news of the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 receiving 650 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque wasn’t awesome enough, we also found the new Shelby snake was to be capable of 200mph.  When we read the details of this 200mph GT500 feat back in November, we were (for the lack of a better term here) floored.  C’mon, 200mph (stable) from a Mustang?  Crazy enough, it’s just what Ford had in mind the entire time.

Keep reading to get more on this fantastic accomplishment by Ford, Shelby and the SVT engineers & designers.

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Ford Mustang Boss 302 Engine makes 2012 Top 10

We all know one of the best Ford Mustang rebirths of legend in the past year has been the 2012 Boss 302 Mustang…hands down.  The return of the infamous Ford 5.0-liter V8 power plant has done more for the Mustang brand than simply power the 2012 Mustang GT with a 5-oh, it has redefined a new sense of world-class quality within the Ford vehicle lineup.

Ford the 2012 year, Wards Auto has named the Ford Mustang Boss 302 V8 engine as one of the 10 best in contention.  After capping 2011 with honors, the Ford 5.0 redux has once again shown its blue blood takes the cake in the categories of excellence, refinement, quality, and most importantly to us, power with reliability.  What’s more, the Mustang’s 5.0 V8 was the largest displacement engine in the top 10 and the sole v-banked 8-cylinder to receive notoriety.  Even more interesting?  The 5.0 is amongst good company on the top 10 list, with other makes like Audi and BMW padding up the additional awards.

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LA Auto Show: 2013 Ford Mustang

2013 Ford Mustang

The 2013 Ford Mustang has made its official debut at the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show. We have come to expect the unexpected with all things Mustang in the past contemporary generations, so seeing the next phase of the legendary pony car, simply put, keeps the passion for this automobile on fire.  The 2013 Mustang receives some exterior touches to exude a more aggressive grille & front fascia, fantastic LED lighting, and several different “nice to have” features that make the Mustang the much more appealing to a wider audience.

What’s more, the 2013 Mustang offers up some of these nifty features without losing any of its core panache and attractive sportiness.  SelectShift automatic transmissions, LED bar lighting, a 4.2″ LCD interactive display, braking assist on hills for manual transmissions…just scratch the surface of the awesomeness that is the next Ford Mustang.

Keep reading to get the full scoop in the PR from Ford.  Also, stay tuned as the week cruises along–we aim to post up some nice wallpapers & galleries for the eye candy fan in all of us!

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

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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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LA Auto Show: 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302

2013 Boss 302

It’s no secret any longer…the 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 is back and is here to stay.  The updated 2013 Boss 302 builds upon the inaugural success of the 1970s legend’s rebirth in the 2012 model year.  How, you say?  Insane graphics, new paint hues, a rear seat delete, and so many more tweaks that make this car significantly resemble its namesake from the muscle car’s pinnacle era.

We had the first-hand chance to rip up the track in a 2012 Boss 302, and it was quite possibly the best performing, and yet, most refined Mustang to date.  It’s crazy to imagine just what the Ford team could possibly do to make such a great thing…even greater.

There’s so much more in store than we can lead in upon within the confines of a simple introduction, so you’d better check all the mess out in the official PR from Ford!

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


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