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.


This is the last car Carroll Shelby worked on before he died in 2012. 662 horsepower sure is a way to make a statement.

Whether or not anybody actually needs this car becomes the question. Maybe it’s “four wheels of hyperbole,” muses to Mr. Regular. It has Muscle Car Mode turned up so high, that it might be more 1960s than the 1960s.

Writer at Jalopnik and consumer of many noodles.

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