Eddins Ford in the Charlottesville, VA area recently released details regarding the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 created as a tribute to Carroll Shelby.
Online PR News – 26-October-2012 – Charlottesville, VA – Ford has created a new GT500 that boasts super-car performance in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra. Eddins Ford in Madison, VA recently unveiled details regarding this incredibly high-performing Mustang that was created as a tribute to Carroll Shelby, the man who revolutionized the automotive industry.
“Carroll Shelby changed the performance world forever,” said Shelby American president, John Luft . “And while he was proud of Shelby American’s achievements, Carroll was far more interested in the next car we would build. You will find the spirit and influence of Carroll Shelby in every future vehicle we build just as you’ll find it in the rear wide-body kit and hood integrated into the 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra.”
The “Friends of Carroll” were able to boost what was already the most powerful production V8 in the world from 662 horsepower to an astonishing 850 horsepower. Ford was able to deliver such impressive performance by utilizing a 4.0-liter Whipple supercharger.
In addition to the impressive engine upgrade, the GT500 also received aesthetic enhancements. The Tribute Shelby Mustang is equipped with a specially designed hood, new rear wide-body kit and 13-inch wide rear wheels, which not only look good but also help the Mustang grip the road.
Everything Ford has put into this Shelby GT500 was done in order to reflect the innovator that helped make the Mustang what it is today. “Even at 89 years of age, Carroll was an inspiration to us all,” said, Ford’s group vice president for sales and marketing, Jim Farley. “Sadly, Carroll Shelby is no longer with us, but his spirit lives on with the designers and engineers he interacted with over the years and he will continue to influence Ford performance cars for many years to come.”
For more information on the 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra tribute car, visit Eddins Ford near Charlottesville, VA. The Virginia Ford dealer is also located online, at http://eddinsford.com/.
About Eddins Ford
Eddins Ford, http://eddinsford.com/, of Madison, Virginia carries an extensive inventory of Ford cars, trucks, and SUV’s. The dealer’s finance specialists work with a vast array of lending sources to guarantee their customers get the most complete and comprehensive financial package available. In addition, the Virginia dealer provides automotive service and offers Ford parts.