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Shelby formally announces 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake packages and pricing

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It’s a Mustang-friendly month here at Speed:Sport:Life. Shelby’s Super Snake tuning packages for the 2013 GT500 were revealed yesterday, and after looking over the specifics, we like what we see.  The biggest news in our eyes is that the Super Snake packages can be had with either the GT500’s stock 3.31 rear end or a 3.73.  Depending on the power package you select, 3.73s may put you out of reach of the stock GT500’s 200mph top speed, but if you’re the type who likes a race track, be it of the straight or winding variety, the shorter gears may be to your liking. For a street Shelby, the 200mph bragging rights may trump absolute acceleration.

If $28,995 for the 662-horsepower package and $39,995 for the go-big-or-go-home 850hp variant sound reasonable to you, remember that these prices are on top of the retail-delivered GT500 that you’ll need before you ring Shelby. That said, there aren’t many 850hp turnkey cars out there for ~$95,000, so it’s still a bit of a bargain.

The full announcement is posted below, after the gallery from Shelby American. Enjoy.

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Speed Read: 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

 

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In early August, Speed:Sport:Life teamed up with Effort Racing and MSR Houston to pit seven performance monsters against each other in the ultimate track day shoot-out. We’ll have those results for you soon, but in the meantime, we’d like to share some highlights of our weekend with a couple of American monsters. This week, we’re featuring the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. Photos by Zerin Dube.

662 horsepower. 200mph. $54,995. Mustang. If that’s not enough for you to make up your mind about the 2013 Shelby GT500, then you’re one of few non-partisans in the ongoing battle between Ford’s refreshed Mustang and the entire known world of performance cars. Get comfortable then while I explain to you why you should appreciate the second-coolest car of 2013. Read More

2011 LA Auto Show – Ford Reveals 2013 Mustang Lineup

Ford pulled the wraps off its 2013 Mustang lineup today ahead of the debut at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show. Ford has restyled the entire lineup for 2013, added a plethora of technology upgrades and of course have made significant performance upgrades with some jaw dropping numbers as a result. The Mustang has always been a Speed:Sport:Life favorite and Ford has once again made us drool uncontrollably with the 2013 Mustang lineup. Read on to see how Ford plans to steal the thunder from Chevy and their new 550-horsepower Camaro ZL1.

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Track Tested: 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

Photos by Zerin Dube & Ford Motor Company

When Ford resurrected legendary 5.0 engine with the 2011 Mustang GT, muscle car enthusiasts everywhere waited with bated breath for the seemingly inevitable return of the iconic Boss 302 nameplate.  With Dodge heating up the muscle car wars with the Challenger 392 and the Chevy Camaro SS flying off the showroom floors, it only made sense for Ford to slot a higher-performance model in between the already competent Mustang GT and range-topping GT500 models.  Enthusiasts didn’t have to wait long, as Ford proudly announced the return of the Boss 302 for the 2012 Mustang model year.

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SSL on the road: 2011 Mustang GT Coupe

It was just outside Route 411’s ‘Last Chance Beer & Fireworks’ at the Tennessee border that the Mustang I was driving nearly died on me. Not in the literal sense, mind you. Internet-fueled worries aside, the Getrag gearbox on this particular example did not lunch itself. The failure my car experienced was more of the existential variety, and it came to a head while cruising the byways of one of small-town America’s last great hamlets.

Any car enthusiast worth their salt knows all the particulars of the newest Mustang GT by now. A 4951 cc, 412 horsepower DOHC brute under the hood, 0-60 in 4.something and a $30 grand base. Among the best performance buys of the decade, and all that jazz. Some reviews have even suggested an almost Germanic quality that places it in the rarefied air of other 4-seaters costing nearly twice as much. But that’s a bunch of BS. Because more than anything, today’s Mustang GT is still every bit the American muscle car. And it’s also probably the last.

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