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I was on the fence on getting a 2013 gt500. I had a 2012 gt500 that was mint with only 8,000 miles with a factory ford warranty. Another ford dealer had a 2013 gt500 near me. I went down with mine and test drove there 2013 GT500. As soon as I started driving the car I could tell the differences from my 2012 it was a completely different ride than my 2012 GT500. The power was Unbelievable. The car sold me from the test drive. When I went back we made the deal which was a very good deal I thought. Yes,I did pay around 10 more thousand for this car but it was well worth it. The 2013 GT500 had all documentation plus it only had 6000 miles it was completely stock and I did get the factory Ford warranty with it. This car had the track package, the SVT package, navigation, and the regular shaker system in the car just like my other one except without the track package on the 2012. Also it’s the candy red.
 

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Noice! Welcome to the "proper side". Fellow 13-14 owners know how superior their cars are to the earlier models and we love it when people trade up!* ENJOY!

*meant to be humorous since we all know ALL Shelbys are cool!
 

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I was on the fence on getting a 2013 gt500. I had a 2012 gt500 that was mint with only 8,000 miles with a factory ford warranty. Another ford dealer had a 2013 gt500 near me. I went down with mine and test drove there 2013 GT500. As soon as I started driving the car I could tell the differences from my 2012 it was a completely different ride than my 2012 GT500. The power was Unbelievable. The car sold me from the test drive. When I went back we made the deal which was a very good deal I thought. Yes,I did pay around 10 more thousand for this car but it was well worth it. The 2013 GT500 had all documentation plus it only had 6000 miles it was completely stock and I did get the factory Ford warranty with it. This car had the track package, the SVT package, navigation, and the regular shaker system in the car just like my other one except without the track package on the 2012. Also it’s the candy red.
Fantastic! Congrats on the 2013! It’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing pics with us.

A forum tip: when uploading pics, you can use the 4th icon in your reply window like you did. This uploads a single picture. For multiple pictures, use the 1st icon (paper clip). Select up to 10 pics to upload them all at once into one post. You can then hit “Insert All Full Image” to load the full size images vs. clickable thumbnails of each pic.

Back to the cars... yes, Ford improved upon the GT500 through the years making each subsequent year grouping better than the previous... congrats again on scoring the pinnacle of the S197 GT500! 🤟
 

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Nice choice in color for the '13. I approve and, well what else do you need than that?

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Congrats on the upgrade..
 

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Nice Ride and STILL the Fastest (Top Speed) Factory SHELBY GT500 Ford has yet made.

Congrats!
Funny... and yes, it’s true. Depending on where you look, the 13/14s have a a 1/4 mile time of about 12 seconds. The 2020 does it in 10.6. The 2020 dominates in every performance category. Yes, Ford electronically governed the 2020 to 180 mph, so for those brave enough to go north of 180 and have the space to do it, the 2013/14 will eventually get you there. My question for the masses is who has taken a stock 13/14 north of 180? I’m ruling out modified cars since you could modify a 2020 to remove the governor as well. Me thinks very few 2013/14 owners have seen speeds north of 180 in their stock car, which really makes that ability irrelevant.

The 200 mph top speed for the 13/14 was basically a marketing strategy. It was a good one too since the public was shocked that they could buy a 200 mph Mustang! With that manufacture’s high speed target came long gears though that some 13/14 owners complained about.
 

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Nice upgrade, congrats!
 

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Random thoughts...

* Claiming the Fastest (top speed) GT500 produced for the 13-14 is really a straw-grasp/consolation prize, considering that if a guy in a 2020 GT500 agreed to race you to 200, you'd be so completely humiliated and so far behind the 2020 by the time he shut down, any feelings of "victory" as you finally came past would be compromised. Kind of like the same feeling when an enormous Pit Bull is charging you and about to rip your head off, but hits the end of his chain just a few feet before being able to pounce. You survived, you won, but you're lucky that sucker was chained to the tree. LOL...

* I'd imagine that stock vs. stock, jumping out of a 11-12 into a 13-14 would easily be worth the $10K premium! So many improvements, including the power. But since my 2011 had already been modified to 680 rwhp prior to the 2013's being released, I decided to be content. Anyhow, I respect your move..

* Them SVTPP wheels on the 13-14 make me cringe. My less-complicated 11-12 versions are already enough of a PITA to clean.

Enjoy IN GOOD HEALTH!!
 

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Wow. This guy is all stoked to have his "new to him" 13 GT500. One small comment to complement the 13-14 cars top speed prowess turns into a discounting of the poor car with a comparison to the 2020 performance.

OP, you got a fantastic car with incredible performance. Enjoy it. I personally love the look of the PP wheels.
 
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