Shelby American has announced that the limited-edition ’13 Shelby GT350 will be available with new color options, visual styling cues, and optional performance upgrades.
Originally offered only in white with blue stripes as an ’11 model and followed by red, white, and blue availability for ’12 (along with the black or white with gold for the 50th Anniversary model), the ’13 GT350 will be offered as either a coupe or convertible in the entire color palette offered by Ford for the Mustang.
“For the third model year of the Shelby GT350, we’ve further refined the car with options and equipment requested by enthusiasts,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. 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 lane.”
For ’13, 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 Mustang colors: 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 ’13 include a glass roof option, Recaro seats, and a modified custom rear valance.
The ’13 Shelby GT350 performance specs continue from the ’12 model year with either 430hp normally aspirated or supercharged for 525 or 624 horsepower. 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.
Options include a one-piece drive shaft, upgraded 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 450hp.
The Shelby GT350 is a post-title program based on the Mustang GT. The ’13 package starts at $26,995 (normally aspirated) and $33,995 (supercharged), not including the base car. Only 350 will be built, all at the Shelby American factory in Las Vegas.
The ’12 GT350s are still available with great incentives being offered for the base vehicle by Ford.
Build your dream Shelby at www.shelbyamerican.com. You can also contact the Shelby American sales department at 702/942-7325.