During the Chicago auto show, Ford pulled the wraps off the Shelby GT500 MY 2013 convertible version. When they rolled out the 4-seat convertible 650 horsepower that can go nearly 200 miles per hour, the brand entered into a unique niche which it only shares with the faster Continental GTCs of Bentley and somehow the XKR-S Convertible from Jaguar.
Looking at the numbers, the ride will be more powerful than the original F1 of McLaren and according to the American carmaker it will be the most potent V8 in production in the auto world today.
The convertible GT500 shares the powerful engine with its sibling the GT500 coupe. The monster engine was mutated to a 5.8L coupled with a supercharger, new heads and block, improved camfshaft, and a carbon fiber driveshaft.
The SVT team of Ford also upgraded the transmission, clutch, and the axle to make sure everything runs up to the high standards.
If you want to have this GT500 convertible in your garage, you need to write a check for $65,000 which is about 41,000 British Pounds. Is it worth it? Let us just say that you cannot find anything likeit if you are looking at the soft-top segment of the market. The GT500 convertible gives you every value of the money you are willing to pay for it, and returns with that vrooom which can certainly make you smile every time you ride it.