Chicago Live: 2013 High-End Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Convertible
Ford Motor Company recently unveiled the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show and this has captured a lot of attention from the event audience as this model promises to provide almost all the features found in the Mustang coupe. .
The 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 convertible is powered by a supercharged 5.8-liter V-8 engine. This engine, which is capable of producing up to 650 horsepower, is also the same as that used in the Shelby GT500 coupe. Because of this, the Shelby GT500 coupe and convertible currently holds the crown as the most powerful Mustang ever produced by Ford.
Most of the auto experts who were present at the Chicago Auto Show when the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible was unveiled were quite surprised by the maximum power the vehicle is capable of producing. These auto experts expected the convertible to only produce a limited amount of horsepower, as it is equipped with a drop top. Most of them think that excessive horsepower could ruin the vehicle’s ability to take off and remove the roof while underway, but their assumptions are ruined by what they’ve seen in the new Shelby GT500 convertible.
The notable features seen on the topless Shelby GT500 simply demonstrate that Ford’s vehicle engineers and developers were able to find a way to allow the convertible to handle the potential challenges that the supercharged V-8 engine could pose against the mechanism of its the ceiling. Obviously, Ford has used many modern components to deal with this condition and the results were evidently impressive.
But aside from the improvements made to the roof of the vehicle, Ford has also done a great job improving the overall performance of the supercharged V-8 that was used in the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible. The company successfully bored an additional 0.4 liters in the car. 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 engine that was used in the previous version of the GT500 and this allowed the 2013 model to produce more horsepower than its predecessor. In addition to this, the latest version engine uses the updated cylinder heads, new piston jets and the newer TVS supercharger.
Finally, the outward appearance of the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible has also impressed almost all observers who were able to take a closer look at the vehicle. Its blunt nose, newly installed LED taillights, and a new set of headlights made the GT500 convertible look more modern and sporty.