LAS VEGAS ? June 28, 2012 ? Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK), has announced the
changes for its limited edition 2013 Shelby GT350. New color options,
visual styling cues and optional performance upgrades will distinguish
the third model year of Shelby GT350 production from previous model
year cars. The 2013 Shelby GT350 will be available as either a coupe
or convertible in the entire color palette offered by Ford Motor
Company on the Mustang.
"The Shelby GT350 is one of the world's most celebrated and
iconic modern muscle cars," said John Luft, president of Shelby
American. "For the third model year of the contemporary Shelby
GT350, we've further refined the car with options and equipment
requested by enthusiasts. The Shelby American team is following
Carroll Shelby's playbook to continue building high performance cars
and parts designed to keep our customers at the front of the fast
For the first (2011) model year Shelby GT350, the coupes were clad in
white with blue stripes, just as Shelby American did with the initial
car in 1965. In 2012, three more colors (red, blue and anniversary
black/gold), as well as a convertible option were offered; this is
similar to the options offered by Shelby American in 1966.
For the 2013 model year, Shelby American again matches tradition with
expanded color options, equipment choices and styling changes, while
performance improvements remain intact. The GT350 will be available in
all of Ford's standard colors offered on the Mustang: Grabber Blue,
Sterling Gray Metallic, "Gotta Have It" Green, Candy Red
Tint Coat Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, "Deep Impact"
Blue Metallic (replaces Kona Blue Metallic), Race Red, Performance
White and Black. Customers can choose between Satin Black or Gloss
White stripes (a first since 1970) or Azure Blue Metallic on
Performance White and Ingot Silver Metallic vehicles to be paired with
new wheels in Satin Black or Bright Silver Metallic. Other styling
cues for 2013 include a glass roof option, Recaro Seats and a modified
custom rear valance.
"The Shelby GT350's rich history is well-documented," added
Shelby American Vice President of Production Gary Davis. "People
who value that heritage asked us to repeat Shelby history with new
options this year. We did that and stayed true to our commitment for
performance with a no-comprise car that honors Carroll Shelby and our
The Shelby GT350 is a post-title program based on the Ford Mustang GT.
The 2013 Shelby GT350 performance specs will be continued from the
2012 model year. Customers can choose a 430 HP normally aspirated, and
either a Ford Racing supercharged 525 HP or 624 HP version. An
automatic transmission is optional with the normally aspirated engine,
while a short throw shifter is standard for the manual on any of the
models. For 2013, options include a one piece drive shaft, more
powerful brakes, cooling enhancements, interior upgrades and a color
coordinated billet aluminum engine cap set. A new cold air package for
the normally aspirated engine will be available to boost the GT350's
output to about 450 horsepower.
The 2013 Shelby GT350 post-title package starts at $26,995.00
(normally aspirated) and $33,995.00 (supercharged), not including the
base car. Only 350 of the cars will be built, all at the Shelby
American factory in Las Vegas. 2012 GT350's are still available with
great incentive's being offered for the base vehicle by Ford. Build
Your Dream Shelby at
interested in a Shelby GT350 can also contact the ShelbyAmerican sales department at (702) 942-7325 or go towww.shelbyamerican.com.
- posted 8 years ago