2013 Woodward Dream Cruise: The Modern Shelby/SVT Area
Since the Mustang was introduced back in the 1960s, no name has been better associated with the ultimate American performance car than that of Mr. Carroll Shelby. In the modern age of the Mustang, Shelby’s name because closely connected with Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) thanks to the modern GT500 and while the world said goodbye to the automotive legend last year, his name lives on through the many Mustangs on the road today.
Mustang Alley at the 2013 Woodward Dream Cruise had a special area for some of the best examples of the latest efforts by Shelby and SVT. Included in the gallery below are some of the most powerful Ford Mustangs produced in the last 10 years – specifically the Shelby GT500. While the modern GT500 Mustang is the model by which the Shelby name is best known for younger gearheads, other models in this group include the Shelby GT, the Shelby GT-H Rent-A-Racer and a bunch of 2003-2004 Terminator Cobra Mustangs that helped secure the SVT name as the one to beat in the high performance street car world.
While the Terminator might not wear the Shelby name, the 2003 and 2004 Ford Mustang Cobra paved the way for the return of the Shelby GT500 and with the modern 662hp monster – SVT helps the Shelby name appear on the most powerful production car sold by an American automaker.