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Shelby GT500 document confirms larger 5.8L V8

Fans of large displacement and forced induction (isn't that everyone?) can officially rejoice today as the recently approved deal between Ford and the United Auto Workers has answered a question that's been on our minds ever since Chevrolet upped the horsepower ante with its Camaro ZL1. Yes, folks, the 2013 Shelby GT500 will be blessed with a 5.8-litre supercharged V8 engine. While conventional wisdom has always been that the easiest way to increase horsepower and torque was to bore-and-stroke your way to more displacement, an interesting series of spy shots showing one conspicuously... Read More

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    Auctions: Unrestored 1969 Shelby GT500 one of many classic barn finds going to auction
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    We love a good barn find here at Autoblog Canada. We like that there's a palpable excitement and sense of mystery surrounding barn finds. Each case has its own uniqueness to it, and this latest discovery is no different: an unrestored, one-owner 1969 Shelby GT500 with just 8,531 miles (13,700 km) on it. In the case of this particular barn find, many of ...

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    Video: How the Ford Shelby Mustang came to be
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    Even as rumours swirl that the next-generation of high-performance Ford Mustang will drop the Shelby name, Ford has released a short video telling how the legend of the Shelby Mustang came to be. In its latest installment of its video series entitled Mustang Countdown, Ford dug up some footage from Carroll Shelby to give a little insight into how this ...

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    Video: Ford Shelby GT500 destroys portable dyno during pull in Quebec [PHOTOS, VIDEO, UPDATE]
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    We're sure Ford fanboys are going to have wild time with this spectacle. The king of the Ford lineup hops on mobile dyno and throws down so much power that it absolutely destroys it. Either that or this Shelby GT500 was just at the wrong dyno at the wrong time in its lifecycle... mainly the part where a catastrophic failure is about to occur causing a ...

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    Exclusive: DaSilva Racing track day invades Toronto Motorsports Park
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    DaSilva Racing has always been synonymous with fast Ford's especially when it comes to Mustangs in particular. Joe DaSilva was the former 2009 crown holder in the venerable, yet, now extinct NMRA Pro 5.0 series and is considered the authority in Mustang performance, building and tuning. So with great delight, we were asked to attend their recent track ...

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    Featured: One-off 2013 Shelby GT500 Cobra raises US$200k for charity at Barrett-Jackson [w/video]
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    You can count on the fact that there will be plenty of tributes to the late Carroll Shelby over the next several months and years – most of them taking the vehicular shape of the Ford Mustang, we'd wager. The one you see above was created by a group called Friends of Carroll and was unveiled by Edsel Ford II, Ford marketing VP Jim Farley and Shelby ...

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    Featured: Barrett-Jackson CEO Craig Jackson shares insight on leading car auction house
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    Even those unfamiliar with the world of collector car auctions have at one time or another heard the name Barrett-Jackson. From its humble beginnings back in Scottsdale Arizona in 1971, Barrett-Jackson has grown into a household name with 4 week-long televised auctions running throughout the year on Speed TV. Households across the continent (including my ...

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    Video: Motor Trend addresses reader feedback from Best Driver's Car roundup
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    We've already watched Motor Trend's 2012 Best Driver's Car competition numerous times, and like us, apparently many M/T viewers had questions about the week-long, nine-car comparison. Not wanting to disappoint its audience, the crew got together to enjoy a few pints while reflecting on the experience and respond to viewer questions during an episode of ...

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    Video: Motor Trend returns with The World's Greatest Drag Race
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    Our old pal Jonny Lieberman gets to have all the fun. The former Autoblog editor now gets to play with multiple supercars at a time for his post at Motor Trend. As part of MT's Best Driver's Car award process, Lieberman and the rest of the magazine's team quarter-mile all of the year's contenders in what they call "The World's Greatest Drag Race." Based ...

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    Video: Watch this 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 pull a 9-second quarter mile
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    The 2013 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 is an impressive piece of hardware right out of the box. It's a package capable of pulling 11-second quarter mile passes one minute and lapping your favorite road course with genuine fury the next thanks to its impressive suspension tuning and heady 662-horsepower. But how much quicker can its supercharged V8 get with a ...

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    Video: Ford Shelby GT500 Vs. Chevy Camaro ZL1 compared by Chris Harris
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    International man of mystery Chris Harris recently abandoned his duties in the UK for a trip to America. Why? Because of two very important pieces of machinery: the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. Harris took charge of both cars in Manhattan to evaluate their on-road manners before heading to the track for a little showdown. What ...