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Photo Gallery: See the first 2013 Shelby GT350 built from start to finish

By Drew Phillips - August 6, 2012 – 7:21 am4 Comments | 7,800 views

2013 Shelby GT350

Shelby announced their updated 2013 GT350 earlier this summer, one of the biggest changes being that the company is offering the car in any of Ford’s color options. The GT350 was previously available in only white with blue stripes for 2011, with red and blue also available for the 2012 model year.

To demonstrate the expanded color palette Shelby has built the first production 2013 GT350 in Gotta Have It Green, one of the new hues for 2013. The company also documented the build, taking pictures of each stage of the car’s construction from start to finish at their Las Vegas production facility including swapping out the factory body panels for the Shelby body kit, the installation of the polished Whipple supercharger system, and the addition of a custom interior.

A close look at the photos also reveals some of the subtle changes made to the GT350 for 2013. Up front is a new classic Shelby badge on the mesh grille, and at the rear the rear fascia from a 2013 GT500 has been added with dual oval exhaust tips. The stock taillights remain, unlike previous years that used a custom Shelby design.

You can see the photos of the first 2013 Shelby GT350 build in the gallery below.

[Source: Shelby]




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4 Comments »

  • Twin Turbo says:

    Nice, although the grille looks a little cheap, and I prefered the 5-spoke Crager wheels from the ’11/’12 MY.

    Would love to see a version of this in black with gold stripes……..and available to rent from Hertz ;)

  • MustangsDaily says:

    You can’t rent it, but the anniversary edition is pretty close to that:

    http://mustangsdaily.com/blog/2012/01/10/photo-gallery-shelby-gt350-anniversary-edition/

  • The_Munk says:

    Are those carbon ceramic brakes?

  • MustangsDaily says:

    The_Munk – no, the brakes have a finish called E-Coating from Wilwood. Here’s their description of what it is:

    “Wilwood uses a process called ‘E-Coating’ to protect our rotors from corrosion. E- coating is another name for electrocoating, electropainting, or electrophoretic lacquering. It is used to deposit a protective coating as opposed to a metal such as is deposited by electroplating. Parts are dipped into a vat of the e-coat material and are electrified in order to promote a reaction at the surface, which deposits the protective agent. Through this process, we ensure that all exposed surfaces are protected from corrosion, providing the very best in protection. You can still order Zinc plated rotors as an option, but keep in mind that the zinc coating is more expensive and offers less rust protection than e-coat.”

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