Steve Turner
Former Editor, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
August 3, 2012
Photos By: Ford Motor Company

5.0 Tech Specs

’13 Shelby GT500

Engine and Drivetrain
Block 5.8-liter Trinity aluminum
Crankshaft Forged steel
Rods Cracked forged-steel I-beam
Pistons Forged aluminum
Camshafts DOHC
Cylinder Heads Aluminum w/ four valves per cylinder; 37mm intake, 32mm exhaust
Intake Manifold Cast-aluminum w/ high-efficiency air-to-water intercooler
Power Adder 2.3-liter Eaton Twin Vortices Series supercharger; maximum boost 14.0 psi
Fuel System Electronic return-less sequential
Exhaust Cast-iron exhaust manifolds w/ 2.75-in crossover pipe with catalytic converters and quad tips
Transmission Tremec TR-6060 six-speed manual
Rearend 8.8-in w/ 3.31 gears

Electronics
Engine Management Copperhead
Ignition Coil on plug
Gauges MyColor w/ 4.2-inch LCD display

Suspension and Chassis
Front Suspension
Struts Standard: twin-tube dampers
Optional: Bilstein selectable monotube dampers
Sway Bar Standard: 33.2x5.0mm tubular
Optional: 33.2x5.0mm tubular (34.6x5.5mm on coupe)
Brakes Brembo 15-in, vented discs w/ six-piston aluminum calipers
Wheels Standard: 10-spoke, 19x9.5-in, forged- aluminum wheels
SVT Performance Package: 16-spoke, 19x9.5-in, forged-aluminum wheels
Tires Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar G, P265/40ZR-19

Rear Suspension
Shocks Standard: twin-tube dampers
Optional: Bilstein selectable monotube dampers
Sway Bar Standard: 23mm solid
Optional: 23mm solid (25mm on coupe)
Brakes 13.8-in, vented discs w/ single-piston calipers
Wheels Standard: 10-spoke, 20x9.5-in, forged- aluminum wheels
SVT Performance Package: 16-spoke 20x9.5-in forged-aluminum wheels
Tires Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar G, 285/35ZR-20

It’s tough being all things to all people, but the ’13 Shelby GT500 is the ultimate jack of all trades. It’s comfortable on the street, strip, and track.