Donald Farr
Former Editor, Mustang Monthly
July 25, 2012
Photos By: Ford Motor Company

'13 Shelby GT500 Highlights

  • 5.8L supercharged V-8: 662hp @ 6,500 rpm, 631 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm
  • 15 mpg city, 24 mpg highway (no gas-guzzler tax)
  • Weight: 3,852 lb. (coupe); 3,970 lb. (convertible)
  • Tremec TR6060 6-speed manual transmission
  • Single-piece carbon-fiber driveshaft
  • 3.31:1 gear ratio
  • Revised dual-disc clutch design
  • Traction control
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 tires: P265/40R19 front, P285/35R20 rear
  • Grilles optimized for downforce and cooling
  • Quad exhaust tips
  • Brembo 6-piston front calipers
  • HID headlights
  • 220mph speedometer
  • 4.2-inch LCD instrument cluster "productivity" screen
  • Track Apps
  • Retuned AdvanceTrac and steering assist
  • Shaker audio with SYNC and SIRIUS satellite radio

Optional SVT Performance Package

  • Torsen differential
  • Unique wheels
  • Unique springs and stabilizer bars
  • Cockpit adjustable Bilstein dampers
  • Unique gear shift knob

Optional SVT Track Package

  • External engine oil cooler
  • Differential cooler with pump
  • Transmission cooler with pump

Optional Recaro leather sport seats
Optional glass roof

Base MSRP: $54,200 (coupe)

Price as tested (with Performance and Track Packages; glass roof, Recaro seats): $65,075

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