We, as Americans, love excess. There’s no getting around it. We love huge TVs, huge houses, big food and big horsepower. And the 2013 Shelby Mustang GT500 is the embodiment of that love.
The 2015 Ford Mustang is almost here, which means a new one GT500 isn't far away. I drove the last of the current GT500s to determine what happens when you find 662 horsepower under your right foot.It wasn't anything like I expected.
In the future, all of our cars and their associated components will be Lego-based. We'll have an entire generation of engineers raised on Legos who grew to develop amazing skills like master builder Sheepo, whose latest project is a working Shelby GT500 made of 3,500 Lego parts.
Everything looked to be going just peachy at the Expo Performance 24 in Sherbrooke, Québec, when this Shelby GT500 got it's turn on the dynamometer. The big Mustang got all revved up when BOOM, this great spectacle of destruction happened.
The folks at Lethal Performance say this 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is the quickest of its kind in the world. To prove it, they brought us this video, complete with foreboding Hans Zimmer-eqsue music, slow camera pans over the car, and of course, some insane drag strip launches.
If you had to pick two extremes for a scale of automotive badassery, you could reasonably peg the low end of the scale with the yawn-generating Chevy Optra, and the high end with a Mustang-based Shelby GT500. That would provide two extremes pretty much anyone could understand. Which is why Big Daddy Custom's…
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.
We share a common language, a deep pop-cultural connection and the stormy heritage of two petulant brothers, but Yanks and Brits don't always see eye-to-eye on cars. No doubt we've got a lot invested in mega horsepower machines that can devour ribbons of interstate. But can we build sports cars a European could love?
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.
Alex Kostiouk snapped this picture of a 1967 Shelby GT500 this weekend. It's a fine example of American Muscle, American Roads and Americana. RIP Carroll.
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.
Another day. Another Barrett-Jackson controversy involving a president. This weekend the famous classic car auction helped raise $950,000 for a Marine veteran's project for wounded warriors. The only problem? The money isn't going to the highly-regarded charity, the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).
Feel free to peruse these live shots we just took of the 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible. Just watch out you don't fall into its gaping maw — you might get eaten alive. Nom! Nom! Nom!
We were lucky enough to be the first on the floor here at the Chicago Auto Show to catch the 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible peeking its snout out. Here's the first photos.
Here it is — the new-for-2013 Ford Shelby GT500 convertible, revealed with one press shot ahead of its debut tomorrow at the Chicago Auto Show.