04. The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Features A Six-Speed Transmission 00
The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 doesn't offer buyers the choice between an automatic and a manual transmission: it restricts them exclusively to a shift-it-yourself gearbox in an effort to maintain the muscle car's high performance personality. The six-speed manual transmission that comes with the Ford Shelby GT500 has been strengthened compared to the 2012 model, and it features new gears and a stronger housing. The Shelby's final drive ratio now sits at 3.31:1 and the transmission is connected to the rear wheels via a carbon fiber driveshaft. The upshot of the revised transmission is a very civilized 24-mpg while cruising on the highway, which is a phenomenal number when considering the overwhelming output provided by the GT500's supercharged eight-cylinder engine.