The ’13 Shelby GT350 will be available as either a coupe or convertible in the entire color palette offered by Ford Motor Co. on the Mustang.
Shelby American has announced the changes for its limited-edition ’13 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 ’13 Shelby GT350 will be available as either a coupe or convertible in the entire color palette offered by Ford Motor Co. on the Mustang.
For the ’11 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 ’13 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. Ingot Silver Metallic vehicles will 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 is a post-title program based on the Ford Mustang GT. The ’13 Shelby GT350 performance specs will be continued from the ’12 model year. Customers can choose a 430hp normally aspirated or a Ford Racing supercharged 525hp or 624hp 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 hp.
Only 350 of the cars will be built—all at the Shelby American factory in Las Vegas. The ’12 GT350s are still available with incentives being offered for the base vehicle by Ford.