The 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

30 May

A lot – and we do mean a LOT –  has been said about the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.  But we have to assume all the roars of approval and expressions of delight occurred only after a moment of jaw-dropping, awe-struck silence.  Because this pony car truly is unbelievable.  With its 5.8 liter supercharged aluminun block V8 engine, 662 horsepower (yes, you read that right) and 600 lb. ft. of torque, the 2013 Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most powerful production V8 in the world.  Ford brags it can shoot from 0-60 in 4 seconds in first gear and reach tops speeds of 200+ mph!  The Blue Oval ain’t kidding when it brags it’s latest super snake is “coiled and ready to strike”.  But don’t  take our word for it.  Here’s a sampling of 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 reviews from around the automotive universe.

“The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 debuts as fastest, most powerful Mustang ever with 662 horsepower [and a ]track speed of 200+ MPH.”
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“When it comes to affordable engineering, there’s nothing on the market that comes close to the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500.”
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“Ford… creates its beastliest Mustang ever…   We weren’t prepared for the 650 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque announced as the car debuts at the Los Angeles auto show. Is that ‘God Bless America’ we hear?
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“The blown V8 is happy to burble along in stop-and-go traffic or eviscerate slow-moving commuters in beautiful flourishes of torque and snarl. It damn near brings a tear to the eye.”
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“Boy, it’s a nice car. You could get in a lot of trouble real quickly with this. I’m a little annoyed that it’s faster than my Ford GT.”
– – Jay Leno, car enthusiast

“Your move, Chevy.”
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The SVT team took the 2013 Shelby GT500 out to The Nardo Ring in Southern Italy in June 2011 for a top speed test.

Jay Leno drives the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 (embed code)

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Chasing 200 mph with “Ignition”

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