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2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra Unveiled as Tribute to Carroll Shelby

by shnack on Saturday, August 18, 2012
2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra

Friends of Carroll Shelby, including Ford Motor Company, Shelby American, Ford Racing and many others have built a unique 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra as a tribute to the late Carroll Shelby.

The unique tribute car was unveiled by Ford Motor Company board member Edsel Ford II, Ford’s group vice president for sales and marketing Jim Farley, and Shelby American president John Luft at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion where Cobra is the marque of show for 2012.
 
“Even at 89 years of age, Carroll was an inspiration to us all,” says Farley. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original Shelby Cobra. The one-off car we have created represents the very idea he had about making the 2013 Shelby GT500 into a true Cobra.”

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2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra
2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra
2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra
2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra
Using the 662-horsepower 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 with the help of a Ford Racing 4.0-liter 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 tires for extra grip.
 
Ford Motor Company teamed up with Shelby American for several key components on the Carroll Shelby tribute car. Shelby American provided a specially designed hood, new rear wide-body kit, Shelby Wilwood brakes and new 20x13-inch rear and 20x10-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.
 
“Carroll Shelby changed the performance world forever,” says Luft. “And while he was proud of Shelby American’s achievements, Carroll was far more interested in the next car we would build. You will find the spirit and influence of Carroll Shelby in every future vehicle we build just as you’ll find it in the rear wide-body kit and hood integrated into the 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra.”
 
“You might also know that Carroll was a philanthropist, noted for supporting causes that moved him,” adds Farley. “In that spirit, this car will be taken on tour around the country, and hopefully will be used in a special way at the end of its tour –  a way Carroll would appreciate.”
 
Before the 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra hits the road, it will be shown at the Ford display in the expo area at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this weekend.

Comments comments

thato oa maleka wrote on August 31, 2012, 1:08 am
May Shelby's soul rest in tranquillity.

I want the 1970 429 Boss, with the 2013 Shelby tribute motor. (I want that 850 hp in that body) and name the price
Natalia wrote on October 20, 2012, 6:16 pm
This Ford Shelby Mustang GT Commercial is awesome!I use to work oreidrng inventory for a Ford Dealership, and knowing how hard it takes to get one makes this commercial even more funny!Someone finally took the advertising to Superbowl quality!
peaches castellanos wrote on October 27, 2012, 11:07 pm
i really want the 1966 Shelby GT350, but i cant find it any where.

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