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Ever since Ford unveiled the 2013 Shelby GT500 back in November we’ve been anxiously waiting to see how much the cost of the Mustang flagship would increase due to the upgrades. The wait is finally over, though, as today Ford officially announced pricing for the 2013 Shelby GT500. The coupe carries a starting base price of $54,995 while the convertible retails for $59,995. Yes, these are significant increases compared to the 2012 model, which was started at $48,810, but these prices are actually lower than expected given the increase in performance.
Of course, it’s easy to get the new GT500’s price well into the $60,000 range with options. The SVT Performance Package (Torsen differential, 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, Bilstein adjustable dampers, different rear springs, new instrument cluster and a unique shift knob) will add an additional $3,495. A glass roof tacks on another $1,995, the electronics package will cost another $2,340, et cetera. Fully loaded, the GT 500 will set you back just over $65,700 dollars.
Unfortunately, we don’t have fifty-five grand burning a hole in our pockets. But at least we can indulge our fantasies with the online Mustang configurator. It might not be the real thing, but hey. We can dream right?