Ford’s SVT Brand Celebrates 20 Years with 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible
Ford and its Special Vehicle Team (SVT) in-house tuning crew are celebrating 20 years of high-performance Ford cars and trucks with one of the fastest and most powerful Ford cars ever made. The 2013 Shelby GT500 coupe made its official at the 2011 Los Angeles International Auto, but the drop top version was unveield today at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show.
For those who have seen the new GT500 coupe, there aren’t too many surprises with the new GT500 convertible including the 650-horsepower engine under the hood. The drop-top Shelby features all of the same styling changes as well as the same options that include the Performance Package and Track Package. After testing at the Sebring International Raceway, Ford says that the new GT500 convertible lapped the track a full 3.5 seconds faster than the 2011 and 2012 GT500.