Mustang Shelby GT500 goes topless
The GT500 coupe finds its convertible mate at the Chicago Auto Show.
Ford gave the Mustang Shelby GT500 a major power boost for the 2013 model year with a supercharged 5.8-liter V8 that pumps out 650 hp. After unveiling the coupe at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, Ford is using the Chicago Auto Show to reveal the convertible counterpart.
The car's performance is enhanced with the optional Performance Package that adds Bilstein electronic adjustable shock absorbers, a Torsen limited-slip differential and a Brembo brake package. Ford says the 2013 Shelby GT500 convertible with the Performance Package is nearly 3.5 seconds faster around Sebring International Raceway than the 2012 model.
The driver can choose between normal and sport modes for the suspension. Normal mode softens the ride for more comfortable cruising.
Other equipment in the Shelby GT500 convertible includes driver-adjustable steering effort and launch control programming for the powertrain. The car's supercharged V8 is mated to a six-speed manual transmission.
Ford is also using the debut of the Shelby GT500 convertible to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the SVT performance group. The Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible gets lighted sill plates with a commemorative emblem. Ford's Special Vehicle Team has helped produce more than 210,000 vehicles in its two decades.
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This beautiful beast of a Ford just separates the real men from the wannabes, aka, boys!
Foreign car makers build 200+mph cars, no complaints. Ford builds a hot ponycar..."Waaaahhh! Waaaaahhh!" Whine on. Make me "laff".
To the real men: Buy it, own it, drive it! And enjoy it!
Ford, Shelby, GT40, Cobra.
The legends in automobile history.
Beat Ferrari at his own game back in the 60's when we had all out bad **** racing.
Enzo pissed Henry off, so Henry kicked his **** and brought all world titles to the US.
No other american car maker has done it since.
There is probably no other car in the world that is as recognizable as a Cobra or Ford GT.
Your Nissan is a cool car and they are fast, will not criticize the car, but by no means is it a 48 year old legend.
Your Z will have no collectability in years to come, the Mustang will, and it will still be bad ****.
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Smile, these are American cars to inc, vettes and mopars, pure muscle, and we are dam proud of it>>>