May 23, 2012
The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 2
Stunning amount of power
For those who like raw power, you will not be disappointed the latest Shelby. It has a 5.8 litre V8 which is able to produce an outstanding 662 BHP.
The Ford Shelby GT500 vs the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
The current best seller in this particular market segment is the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The Shelby will not go down without a fight. The battle for the top spot is sure to be one of the exciting battles in the American car sales charts.
Greater amount of technology
The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has advanced greatly when compared to the outgoing model, in terms of it’s added technology.
New technology essentially adds up to the vehicle adding an extra 112 BHP worth of power onto the model. The technology has catered for more sophisticated features such as larger brake systems, Bilstein dampers and adjustable electronic power steering. With greater power, the engine needs to be cooled down further. Ford have ensured that the Shelby’s engine now has more cooling options. Critics have claimed that the Shelby resembles a whole new car thanks to it’s upgrades rather than a typical refresh.
No automatic transmission
This time round there will be no automatic transmission available. The GT500 will only be available in manual transmission.
The inside just as good as the outside
We all know how fantastic the car looks from the outside but have promised that the car will look just as wonderful on the inside. The design of the car in general is nothing short of phenomenal. From all angles anyone would be able to tell just how powerful the car is and how wonderful it drives.
As you can imagine the car will not come cheap. Starting prices begin at $54,200. Upgrading to the performance package will cost an extra $3,495. It is worth it however giving you Bilstein dampers and a Torsen limited slip rear. Further cooling system add $2,995 to the price tag. Recaro Bucket seats cost $1,595. The highest possible price package will reach $63,080 once all options are selected. Believe or not, that is actually is a very fair price for a muscle car in today’s current market.