2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Review and Price

My 2013 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca is a super car! Incredible performance at an affordable price. The rear seat delete puts it in the 2 seater realm with the Corvette, Porsche 911, Ferrari 458, etc. – even though Ford aimed squarely at the BMW M3. It has genuine track manners that put it on par with far more expensive cars. Recaro seats grip you snug but comfortably, a functional and serious dash that’s easy to read when going fast, and an exhaust note that serenades the enthusiast. The 6-speed Tremec transmission is properly setup for crisp track performance. But the biggest feature is the engine. Ford’s 5.0 Boss engine is hand-built like a Stradivarius, and performs just as well. Ford achieved incredible performance by moving the power band up to higher revs. With a 7,500 rpm redline, and electronic protection for the over-enthusiastic, the Boss 302 motor enables incredible performance: 0-60 in 4.1 seconds, quarter mile in 12.3 seconds. The Torsen limited slip rear axle and tires get part of the credit, contributing incredible grip. The brakes work amazingly well, stopping the car surely in unbelievably short distances. The Pirelli PZero Corsa tires on the track are like the incredible Hulk reached out and grabbed the road. Other Laguna Seca features such the brake cooling ducts, competition brake pads, transmission cooling hardware, side exit exhaust, line lock and low mass wheels contribute to the overall performance. And the styling is just awesome!

My only 2 criticisms are: 1) The shifter jams on hot days on the track, due to the plastic bushing/finger construction; a Barton or MGW shifter upgrade would address. 2) The tires are designated summer performance (not recommended below 32F or in rain or snow), but the warning is not strong enough; traction is limited below 50F. Michelin Pilot Sport Cups,or Sport Cup 2s are a much better compromised.

Great looking car, great acceleration. Smooth drive on those warm days, you won’t get far in the winter tho ūüôā Aluminum hood was corroding on mine after only 10k miles on it – this is actually a pretty big issue for quite a few Mustang owners. I would have given it 5 stars but the corroding hood and the hassle with Ford and their lack of good service – did not make it a good experience with the car at all.

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake Widebody; top car design rating and specifications

EPA Classification  Compact
MPG/MPGe  24 (Est) Highway / 15 (Est) City
Engine  Supercharged Gas V8 5.8L/355 cu in
Transmission  Manual
Drive Train  Rear Wheel Drive
Seating  4
Horsepower  650
Dealer Suggested Retail 
$44,625.00 Used
Private Party Value 
$42,650.00 Used

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