2013 Ford Shelby GT500 priced from $54,200*, configurator goes live

JackBurton

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I got $62K with the SVT package (a must), Nav and Recaro seats. Not bad at all. Can't figure out how to delete that stripe though. :|


Man, I do not like the front end on the new GT.
 

JackBurton

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cool car, but for 10 grand less, i would get the boss 302 LS package.

I guess it depends on what type of car you want, a track car (Boss 302) or raw power (GT500). Also take into consideration the new GT500's engine has even more headroom for additional power (5.4-liter bored out to 5.8 with forged rods and pistons) which is crazy since it comes stock with 650hp. The thing is a BEAST!
 

AstroManLuca

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I guess it depends on what type of car you want, a track car (Boss 302) or raw power (GT500). Also take into consideration the new GT500's engine has even more headroom for additional power (5.4-liter bored out to 5.8 with forged rods and pistons) which is crazy since it comes stock with 650hp. The thing is a BEAST!

That just makes me think of the ZR1 thread though. You take the already-powerful Corvette Z06, add ANOTHER 100 hp, and what do you get? Exclusivity, sure, but in terms of actual performance, very little.

At some point, adding more and more power just doesn't seem to make sense until you first start doing things that help the car put more power to the road.

Then again, if you're concerned about fun and not just lap times (and fun is kind of the point if you're buying a car like this anyway), having more power than you can possibly handle seems like it would be fun.
 

JackBurton

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That just makes me think of the ZR1 thread though. You take the already-powerful Corvette Z06, add ANOTHER 100 hp, and what do you get? Exclusivity, sure, but in terms of actual performance, very little.

At some point, adding more and more power just doesn't seem to make sense until you first start doing things that help the car put more power to the road.

Then again, if you're concerned about fun and not just lap times (and fun is kind of the point if you're buying a car like this anyway), having more power than you can possibly handle seems like it would be fun.

The new 2013 GT500 has added a launch control feature which improves the 0-60 times significantly compared to the 2012 GT500 (550hp). However, in my mind, the extra power comes in handy when racing from a roll. I just think it is awesome when you punch it at 50mph and the thing still slams you in your seat. :)
 
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Zap

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Then again, if you're concerned about fun and not just lap times (and fun is kind of the point if you're buying a car like this anyway), having more power than you can possibly handle seems like it would be fun.

"And we'll have FUN FUN FUN... 'till a pic of your car ends up on wreckedexotics.com" (With apologies to the Beach Boys)
 

PricklyPete

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http://www.autoblog.com/2012/03/15/2013-ford-shelby-gt500-priced-from-54-200-configurator-goes-l/

the one I built out is just shy of 60k, Performance White w/ Black stripes (would get custom black wheels too)

I think this will be my next car in a year or 2


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CraigRT

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It's a shame it's just not that good looking. Powertrain-wise and all that I know its immaculate, but I prefer the old Cobra truthfully..
 

Elganja

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It's a shame it's just not that good looking. Powertrain-wise and all that I know its immaculate, but I prefer the old Cobra truthfully..

umm what? it's one of the best looking mustangs ever imho
 

Zivic

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I guess it depends on what type of car you want, a track car (Boss 302) or raw power (GT500). Also take into consideration the new GT500's engine has even more headroom for additional power (5.4-liter bored out to 5.8 with forged rods and pistons) which is crazy since it comes stock with 650hp. The thing is a BEAST!

no doubt a bad@ss car.. it does 200 mph!

I just think I am more into a balanced car now days. Raw power is great, but for a street car, 500+, let alone 650 just becomes a bit much. You really need to be careful how you modulate the gas pedal ;)
 

JackBurton

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Delusional if anyone thinks they will get one under $80k

And that brings up an interesting point. If you had $80K (or even $65K), would you buy the 2013 GT500 now, or wait until 2015 for the redesign (given that there is no immediate need to buy a car)?
 

exdeath

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And that brings up an interesting point. If you had $80K (or even $65K), would you buy the 2013 GT500 now, or wait until 2015 for the redesign (given that there is no immediate need to buy a car)?

I do like the '13 GT500 (first time I've liked the GT500) but personally I rather put that 5.8L block in my 03 along with twin 67s at 25 psi on a E85 tune and not worry about anything that comes out in the next 10 years... for a second time.

600-700 HP is the new 400 HP. Time to raise the bar another skyscraper or 6.
 
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JackBurton

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I do like the '13 GT500 (first time I've liked the GT500) but personally I rather put that 5.8L block in my 03 along with twin 67s at 25 psi on a E85 tune and not worry about anything that comes out in the next 10 years... for a second time.

600-700 HP is the new 400 HP. Time to raise the bar another skyscraper or 6.

I think I'm fine with a stock 650HP motor. :) The question is, since this body style is coming very close to an end, would it be better to wait and see what Ford comes up with in 2015? I love the 2013 GT500, but I can't really say I'd drop $65-80K on it without first taking a peek at what Ford has up their sleeve with the new 2015 redesign. I know there is something always around the corner, but I'd compare this to the 2010 to 2011 Mustang GT. Pretty big difference in just 1 year. 2011-2013, not so much. And would someone have bought the 2010 GT if they knew what Ford had in store for the 2011 model?
 

JackBurton

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are mustangs still having tranny problems?

I can tell you my 2011 GT has zero transmission problems. Also note, that the reported issues were limited to the manual GT's, not the GT500's. Not sure if Boss owners reported the same issue although they used the same transmission the GT's used.
 

exdeath

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I think I'm fine with a stock 650HP motor. :) The question is, since this body style is coming very close to an end, would it be better to wait and see what Ford comes up with in 2015? I love the 2013 GT500, but I can't really say I'd drop $65-80K on it without first taking a peek at what Ford has up their sleeve with the new 2015 redesign. I know there is something always around the corner, but I'd compare this to the 2010 to 2011 Mustang GT. Pretty big difference in just 1 year. 2011-2013, not so much. And would someone have bought the 2010 GT if they knew what Ford had in store for the 2011 model?

Or vice versa... maybe you won't like the 2015 and it will just make you like the 2013 all that much more.
 

Dr. Detroit

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Delusional if anyone thinks they will get one under $80k

They will be selling for below MSRP in under 12-months. This is not the crazy home equity loan days of 2006.

Unsure if any car in America can get above MSRP after 6-12 months and the initial hype train.