Clearly the stock 662 horsepower in the Shelby GT500 is woefully inadequate. Lethal Performance, with a help from a handful of shops, took their Shelby up to 763.9 rear-wheel horsepower and blew a 9.77 quarter-mile pass at 148.8 miles per hour.
I found the Ford SVT engineers to be a great group of guys. They all seem to genuinely love their jobs, and each of them seems to have a real passion for their products. So that's great. Still, it doesn't mean I couldn't annoy them to the verge of tears and with my inane suggestions, which is what I did. Because…
662 HP! The 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is, let's face it, an absolutely insane vehicle. An absurd amount of power, a ludicrous amount of engineering, and a horsepower-to-money ratio that can only be measured on the metric batshit scale. Weirdly, my biggest complaint is how utterly sane it feels.
Stories of ultra-rare muscle cars sitting in barns are truly the car person's equivalent of "the fish that got away". A few years, a hazy memory or just a desire for a good story have all too often put a Hemi under the hood of a dusty small block Barracuda or turned an average rot box Camaro into a ZL1.
A 33-year-old Utah woman crashed her 2009 Shelby GT500 with such force last month that the roof disintegrated, the front suspension detached, and the engine flew out of the car. The big V8 was then struck by an Acura causing another accident. Everyone survived.
What happens when you're wealthy and buy your new trophy stripper girlfriend a car she can't handle? This money bags stripper hound found out, and his exotic dancer's ragged out 2011 Mustang GT 500 was seen in the dealer's lot the morning after she was handed the keys, tattered tires and all.
President Barack Obama took time out from watching the Republican field eviscerate each other in Florida to visit the Washington D.C. Auto Show. He sat in roughly six cars, but seemed to focus on the 2013 Shelby GT500, which he apparently called "sick." Right on, Mr. President.
The Camaro ZL1 is built to be run hard, no doubt about it. "Track-ready" is the word of the day from the engineering team. (And we're out at Bondurant to prove it., more on that later) But it takes an extra-large bucket of stones to use a competitor's owner's manual against it.
Some seem to think because they saw a 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible running around without camouflage it's suddenly coming to Detroit. It's not. Haven't you people ever heard of post hoc ergo propter hoc? Total fallacy.
650 HP, 600 Lb-Ft and 202 MPH. In a Mustang. Try and get your head around that while we sit here live at the LA Auto Show with our jaws on the floor. In addition to the 2013 Shelby GT500, there's updates to the Boss 302 and 5.0 too.
You know how the Chevy Camaro ZL1 was supposed to be sitting atop the Muscle Car War heap? Yeah, not so much anymore. Meet the 650 HP 2013 Shelby GT500 — it's gonna try to make the ZL1 its little bitch.
The 2011 Shelby GT500 Super Snake carries all the baggage of a Carroll Shelby-ized vehicle — including the signature plaques — but it also carries about 800 horsepower. So why are you complaining?
This 2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was the beneficiary of several upgrades that boosted it to nearly 800 horsepower — until the engine decided to experiment with external combustion. Dynomite!
The Targa Trophy is this weekend and to kick things off teams ran the I-5 gauntlet from Beverly Hills to San Francisco. Surprisingly no Ferraris burned to the ground and nobody went to jail.
An attendee at this year's QuakeCon gaming festival in Dallas sold one of the 100 raffle tickets for a $48,645 Shelby GT500 for just $200. Moments later they drew it as the winning ticket. Video with predictably NSFW language.
Oklahoma-based coachbulder Classic Recreations is back in business one month after state law enforcement raided the shop and impounded vehicles. The cars have been returned and company's owner wants to change a vague law he says harms reputable shops.