January 16, 2013

Pony Power: 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby Lineup

Mustang is one of Americas favorite muscle cars, and 2013 doesn’t disappoint the performance minded person with a lineup of Shelby’s that are sure to turn heads. The sound, the look, the performance is what has made Mustang a popular sports car since its inception in 1964 ½. The following list briefly describes the Shelby’s available for 2013.

The following information is courtesy of Top Speed.

Shelby GT500 Mustang HFB Special Edition

This car packs some serious muscle with 800 plus HP under the hood. Headers are full-length stainless steel, that are connected to high-flow catalytic converters, ending with a Borla exhaust system. The engine is topped with a high-flow air filter and an Ice Nine modified air intake. The suspension is fitted with a Ford Racing lowering kit and hydraulic hood struts.

It will have an all-black exterior enhanced by W2 Graphics’ flat black stripe kit and aftermarket wheels. The traction will come from Nitto 20-by-9.5-inch front and 20-by-11-inch Drag Radial rear tire. The seats will be custom-made with black suede inserts, black carbon-fiber stripes and blue stitching.

Mustang Shelby GT500 Wide Body

This model was developed by Galpin Auto Sports and has added modifications to the GT500. The original body was modified with a wide-body kit extending it 9 inches. Then added “Aston Martin Morning Frost Pearl White” as the finish color. The interior is Crimson Red raised-grain leather throughout. Also added was a 1,000 watt audio system custom built by McIntosh.

The original engine was a 5.8 liter V-8 that delivered an impressive 650 HP, Galpin added a Ford Racing Shelby supercharger increasing the HP to 750. Galpin also tweaked the suspension with 6 piston front and rear brake calipers, a Ford Racing Performance Suspension, and a Magnaflow Quad Exhaust.

Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake

The Super Snake base package will deliver 662 HP while the supercharged package will push out an incredible 850 HP. This model can be ordered in any exterior color using either Satin Black or Gloss White stripes and be offered with the “wide body” package, either rear only or front and rear combination. It also has an optional 13-inch rear wheel and tire package as a tribute to Carroll Shelby.

The price for the base model is $54,000, for the super snake 662 HP package add $28,995 and for the supercharged 850 HP version add $39,995, but only 500 units will be sold.

Mustang Shelby GT500

The 2013 GT500 5.8L V8 gets a more efficient, quieter TVS supercharger giving it 650 HP, compared to the previous 5.4L V8 with an Eaton M112 supercharger, pushing out 550 HP. Thus making the 2013 model the most powerful factory made mustang of all time. Estimated top speed is 190 MPH. The body will be made to look more modern with LED powered head and tail lamps, and will receive a new style of wheel.

The base price for this GT500 is $54,200, add the SVT performance package and the price adds up to $57,695. The kit includes a Torsen limited-slip differential, 19 inch front wheels, and 20 inch rear wheels both forged aluminum. Bilstein adjustable dampers, unique rear springs, a unique instrument cluster, with an SVT gear shift knob. And if you want a glass roof and the electric package the price is over $60,000.

Mustang Shelby 1000

This model has taken the 5.4L V8 to a new level of performance. It has been modified with new engine components resulting in a 950 HP street version, and if you go a step further an 1,100 HP version is available. Along with performance enhancements, the suspension got a few upgrades, struts, sway bars, and bushings. The exterior was also modified with a front splitter, a new bonnet, and rear diffuser. The Shelby 1000 is to become the fastest one ever built with a price tag to match. The 950 HP version will cost you a mere $149,995, the track version with 1,100 HP will cost a cool $154,995, and if you want to go all out, plan on around $200,000. Only a limited supply will be available, each numbered and documented, so dig deep into your wallets if you want to own one of these potent ponies.

Mustang Shelby GT350

This model is offered in a limited supply in both coupe and convertible styles. Price for the normally aspirated version is $26,995, and the supercharged version is $33,995 added to the base price of the vehicle. Previously the GT350 was only offered in white with blue stripes for 2011 and in 2012 three more colors were available. 2013 GT350 is offered with more color options, visual and performance enhancements.

The power plant is a 5.0L V8 pushing 430 HP, add a supercharger that will boost the ponies to 525 HP, or go one step further with a Ford racing supercharger and your at 624 HP.

Image Credit: TopSpeed.com

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