2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra pays tribute to Carroll Shelby

Making its debut today at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, FoMoCo is paying a tribute to Carroll Shelby with a unique 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra.

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The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra was unveiled by Edsel Ford II, Ford’s group vice president for sales and marketing Jim Farley, and Shelby American president John Luft at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

“Even at 89 years of age, Carroll was an inspiration to us all,” says Farley. “This year marks the 50th anniversary of the original Shelby Cobra. The one-off car we have created represents the very idea he had about making the 2013 Shelby GT500 into a true Cobra.”

Power for the model comes from the 662-horsepower but ‘Friends of Carroll’ stepped in to create a one-of-a-kind 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra wide-body Mustang that now pushes more than 850 horsepower with the help of a Ford Racing 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger.

The 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra will hit roads later this year.

– By: Omar Rana