Goodwood: Ford’s most powerful Mustang in tribute to Carroll Shelby [Photo Gallery] image

Ford’s most powerful Mustang ever, the new Ford Shelby GT500, is appearing at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed in a fitting tribute to the late Carroll Shelby.

Specially shipped for its first appearance outside United States, the US-only supercar will blast up the famous Goodwood hillclimb driven by guest race drivers. The iconic Zakspeed Capri is also set to sprint up the hill, challenging the 1.16-mile hillclimb speed record of 41.6 seconds, set by Nick Heidfeld in 1999.
The vehicle brings a new level of technology to a car that critics dismissed for decades as more brawn than brains.

The 2013 Shelby GT500 has sophisticated launch control, multi-mode stability control, adjustable Bilstein shocks and more. Its supercharged 5.8-liter V8 engine generates more power than the 6.2-liter twin-turbo 12-cylinder engine in a Bentley Supersports convertible.

In short, the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is an immensely impressive, capable, and outright fast car.
The 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is an obvious attempt to be all things to all Shelby Mustang fans — whether it’s the Friday night drags crowd, track-day junkies or the guy who just likes to drive around town and show off. It’s a jack of all trades, master of none.