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Special Tribute to late Carroll Shelby – 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra

by on Sep.26, 2012, under Auto Review Specs, Cars, Ford Car Reviews

FRIENDS of Ford performance car legend, Carroll Shelby, have built a special 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra as a tribute to the late mechanical maestro. Cobra has been the consistent performance label as Shelby worked with Ford for most of the last 60 years, and Shelby was instrumental in the creation of Ford performance vehicles including Cobras, the GT40 and Mustangs since the mid-1960s.
The tribute car was unveiled by Ford Motor Company board member Edsel Ford II, at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion where Cobra was the marque of show for 2012.

Shelby GT500 Cobra

Shelby GT500 Cobra

The tribute car uses a 662 horsepower (494kW) 2013 Shelby GT500 as a foundation, “Friends of Carroll” created the one-of-a-kind 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra wide-body Mustang that now generates more than 850 horsepower (634kW) with the help of a Ford Racing 4.0-litre Whipple supercharger.  Putting that much power to the ground requires plenty of traction, so the 13-inch-wide rear wheels are wrapped in massive 345-section high-performance tyres.
Ford Motor Company teamed up with Shelby American for several key components on the car. Shelby American provided a specially designed bonnet, new rear wide-body kit, Shelby Wilwood brakes and new 20×13-inch rear and 20×10-inch front wheels. The bodywork is finished in the same Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes that graced so many of the Cobra roadsters built in the 1960s.

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