The 2013 Ford Shelby GT 500 unveiled
|   Friday, July 06, 2012
The most powerful Mustang is here, the 2013 Ford Shelby GT 500 is officially showcased at the Good Wood Festival of Speed and it has been designed to pay tribute to Carroll Shelby, the father of all mustangs.
The Ford Shelby GT 500 is an American super sports car and the Good Wood appearance will be the only time when the car is taken out of the US. The mustang was present to take part in the iconic hill climb of Good Wood and break the world record of completing the 1.
6 mile stretch in a mere 41 seconds.

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT 500 is powered by a mammoth 5.8 L V 8, producing 662 HP and a massive 631 lb ft of torque. This is the most powerful American engine till date and this is going to boost the GT 500 to speeds more than 200 mph is less than a few seconds.

The design of the GT 500 has been altered to hold the power produced by this engine and the car also packs in a few upgrades. The suspension of the vehicle has been upgraded with new improved Brembo fork suspension, the front disk brake has been improved using the Brembo six piston disk brake.

The gearbox of the Ford Shelby GT 500 has also been improved and these means better transmission and as a result better corners and a smooth feel while moving around in bumpy roads. Ford has worked a lot to bring the chassis and the power to weight ration of the car to near perfection and the effort must be lauded.

The shifting of the GT 500 allows more power to travel to the engine when it needs it the most and hence the car has superior traction control. The adjustable launch control also works in sync with the chassis control of the vehicle and this helps the car get better overall performance.

The Shelby also comes with an optional performance package consisting of electronically adjustable dampers, a trek package for conquering the hilly roads and an aggressive qu8ad exhaust system. The down force generated by the car is balanced by its rear wing and the carefully placed splitter along with the differential slip makes this performance package a boon for every car enthusiast.

The Ford Shelby GT 500 is a major attraction at the Good Wood Festival of Speed and Ford has been a major sponsor to the event since it launched back in the 1990s. The heritage of the GT 500 is unique and the performance of the vehicle cannot be compared to any vehicle in this segment.

The V8 used in this vehicle has been specially designed for optimum performance and the Mustang is ready to pounce from the time of ignition and it is difficult to hold it back. The car is great for cruising but not very comfortable on the track.

The car has excess wheel spin in medium torque and hence cornering can be a little tricky. Overall the car is a beast and offers great driving pleasure.
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