Ford Officially Announces 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible
Article courtesy of Mustangs Daily, your source for all the latest Ford Mustang
news and articles
Late last night Ford released official details and photos of the new 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible,
and today they officially revealed the car at the Chicago Auto Show.
Like the coupe that made its debut at the L.A Auto Show, the GT500
Convertible has been upgraded with the new supercharged 5.8-liter V8
with 650 horsepower. The convertible doesn’t have the same 200 mph top
speed, though, as Ford has limited it to 155 mph. The Shelby drop top’s
performance doesn’t disappoint, though, and Ford says that the 2013
convertible is 3.5 seconds a lap faster around Sebring raceway than the
The launch of the 2013 Shelby GT500 also represents the 20th
anniversary of SVT, as Ford’s Special Vehicle Team debuted the 1993
Mustang SVT Cobra at the Chicago Auto Show back in 1992. To celebrate
the occasion, Ford brought out a very rare 1993 Mustang SVT Cobra R
along with the new Shelby, which we will show you more of later. Until
then, check out the photos from the press launch of the 2013 Shelby
GT500 Convertible in the gallery below.
Does 155mph with the top down sound good to you? Let us know what you think in the forums!