This one-of-a-kind 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra was built as a tribute to celebrate and commemorate the late Carroll Shelby who spent the most part of 60 years working on Ford performance cars including Cobra’s, the GT40 and Mustangs since the mid 1960’s.
Marking the 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra, the new GT500 produces 850 horsepower from its Ford Racing supercharged V8 and was unveiled at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion recently. Jim Farley, Ford’s group vice president for sales and marketing said “Even at 89 years of age, Carroll was an inspiration to us all. 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.”
Ford Motor Company teamed up with Shelby American who provided key components for the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra such as the specially designed bonnet, new rear wide-body kit, Shelby Wilwood brakes and new 20 x 13-inch rear and 20 x10-inch front wheels. The Carroll Shelby tribute car is finished in Cobra historical Gaurdsman Blue with Wimbledon White stripes that graced many Cobra roadsters in the 1960’s.
As part of the commemoration, The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra will go on tour around the USA and will be on display this weekend at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this weekend.