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Spy Shots – 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

2013 Ford Shelby GT500


Our colleagues from WCF have managed to grab a few spy shots with the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 while undergoing some testing at the Nurburgring track. The prototype you see in these shots has a huge intercooler which can only mean that the production version will be considerably a lot more powerful.

2013 Ford Shelby GT500


Although we don’t have any official information coming from the Blue Oval, if we believe the latest rumors going on the Internet, the car will be powered by a new V8 5.8-liter supercharged engine that might produce 620 hp (629 PS / 462 kW), which will be 70 hp (71 PS / 52 kW) more than the model it will replace.

2013 Ford Shelby GT500


The car looks just about the same as the current model, but when the production version will hit the dealership; it might be a little bit different. Stay tuned for more information.

Source: WCF

Shelby considering new Ford Mustang models like a V6 GTS or a 1,000 HP twin-turbo GT500


Traditional Ford Mustang tuner Shelby has begun polling customers about what other types of tuned and upgraded models they might like to see in the future.

Among the options listed we see a monster Shelby GT500 (pictured above), based on the last generation performance model (2007-2009). This ugpraded muscle car would get a special variable twin-turbo system on the 5.4-liter V8 which will take output as high as 1,000 HP, all sent to the rear wheels. As you can imagine, upgraded suspension, a new wide body kit and plenty of other upgrades are also included. Sadly, the estimated price of $100,000, without the cost of a stock Shelby GT500, is a bit of a downer.

Luckily, Shelby is also considering a tuned version of the Mustang V6, presumably badged as a GTS model. The main upgrades will be made to the insides, including a revised suspension, braking system and a new exhaust. The exterior will also be treated with a special body kit. Pricing for the Shelby Mustang V6 GTS package is a bit more plausible, ranging from $9,000 to $12,000.

There are also two other concepts, based on the 2011 Mustang GT, which include most of the upgrades already revealed for the GTS. Still, those that want extra power from their GT can already choose from superchargers made by Ford Racing or Roush Performance.

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Videos: 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 shows off its V8 sound


Ford presented yesterday the 2011 Shelby GT500 model, based on its popular Mustang muscle car. With a new and improved 5.4-liter supercharged V8, complete with an enlarged exhaust system, you can be sure that this all-aluminum unit will produce a great sound.

Now, the company presented two new videos, one showcasing the regular Shelby GT500 coupe and the other focusing on the convertible model. Sit back, relax, crank up your speakers and hit the jump to indulge yourself in some muscle car pleasure.
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