“One-off 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra debuts as tribute to Carroll”
The Monterey Peninsula is celebrating all things Shelby this week as part of the company’s 50th anniversary celebration. The Cobra in particular will be a part of many events including the Pebble Beach Concours and the Monterey Motorsports Reunion happening at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The Shelby celebration is also especially meaningful since founder Carroll Shelby passed away back in May. As a tribute to the legendary racer and car builder, Shelby American, Ford Motor Company and Ford Racing have teamed up to build a very special tribute Mustang. Called the 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra, the car features a custom widened body that fits massive 13-inch-wide wheels fitted with a set of 345-series tires. All of that extra traction is quite necessary, as a 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger has been fitted atop the 5.8-liter V8 to produce 850 horsepower. The look of the car is completed with traditional Shelby livery: Guardsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes.
Americana owes a great deal to the legacy of not only the Mustang but also to the late Carroll Shelby.
The Model T may have put Ford Motorcars on the map but the Mustang laying rubber on the asphalt is what helped to propel the company into the future of automotive performance history with Shelby at the wheel.
The car pictured here is just pure sex after already having had sex AND pancakes for breakfast.