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    Carroll Shelby Honored With 850-HP 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra

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    To honor the late Carroll Shelby a group calling itself the “Friends of Carroll Shelby” and consisting of numerous firms including the likes of Ford, Shelby American and Ford Racing has built a one-off tribute car based on the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Unveiled this weekend at one of the events surrounding the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, the special Mustang has proven a hit, not only because of its significance to the automotive world but also because of its distinctive styling and impressive performance credentials.

    The regular Shelby GT500 is certainly no slouch, but the Friends of Carroll Shelby decided to turn things up a notch nonetheless for this special car, which is nicknamed the Shelby GT500 Cobra. Thanks to a Ford Racing 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger, the car’s 5.8-liter V-8 engine now delivers a breathtaking 850 horsepower.

    To make sure it can make the most of all that power, the design team increased the width of the rear tires. They now measure 345 millimeters across and are wrapped around equally-massive wheels measuring 13 inches across and 20 inches in diameter.

    To fit the wheels in, as well as create a look reminiscent of Shelby’s legendary Cobra race cars, Shelby American provided a specially designed hood together with a custom wide-bodykit. The car has even been painted the same Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes that graced so many of Shelby’s Cobra racers built in the 1960s.

    On hand to unveil the Shelby GT500 Cobra this weekend was Edsel Ford II, Ford marketing boss Jim Farley and Shelby American president John Luft. Speaking at the unveiling, Farley said, “Even at 89 years of age, Carroll was an inspiration to us all. 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.”

    The car can be found at the Ford display in the expo area at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this weekend. Ford plans to showcase it at a number of other events in the coming months, some of which will include track time.

    In addition to the special Mustang, Ford said it will also rename a road at its product development center in Dearborn, MI, as a tribute to the late automotive legend
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    This should be the standard gt500, I love that widebody!
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    That looks awesome!

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    THATS BOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

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    INSANE!!!

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    Wow! Very cool offering.

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    $#@!... I spent all my money at iND yesterday.

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    lol, you a brony?

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    Nice tribute and tastefully done yet outlandish in true Shelby fashion
    We stay swingin...
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    Proper modern era mustang.
    Some people live long, meaningful lives.

    Other people eat shit and die.

    I'm not racist, I hate everybody equally; especially fat people.


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    4.0 liter Whipple... nice.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by LostMarine Click here to enlarge
    lol, you a brony?
    I really should be at this point... I've been using this avatar at other forums as well - to diffuse my d!ck comments.
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    Simply beautiful. I love the wide body. If they sell GT500 with that body, my name will be in the buyers list.
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    I really should be at this point... I've been using this avatar at other forums as well - to diffuse my d!ck comments.
    lol nice usage of avatar.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Team Plutonium Click here to enlarge
    I really should be at this point... I've been using this avatar at other forums as well - to diffuse my d!ck comments.
    TP is a brony HATER! HATER!

    I love everyone...until they need to get their ass checked.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
    TP is a brony HATER! HATER!

    I love everyone...until they need to get their ass checked.
    I love my little pony! Shutterfly is the best.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Team Plutonium Click here to enlarge
    I love my little pony! Shutterfly is the best.
    "Hi little girl, do you like Little Pony!?"

    "Shutterfly is my favorite, what about yours?"

    "Ever been for a ride in a real racecar!?"

    "It's super fun!"


    You are gross dude. Gross.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
    "Hi little girl, do you like Little Pony!?"

    "Shutterfly is my favorite, what about yours?"

    "Ever been for a ride in a real racecar!?"

    "It's super fun!"


    You are gross dude. Gross.
    Dude! Those records were sealed!
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Team Plutonium Click here to enlarge
    Dude! Those records were sealed!
    No matter how fast you make your car, you will not outrun your past.

    Smell of perversion; won't come clean!

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