1. 2013 Ford Shelby GT500
How do you compete with the 580-hp Chevy Camaro ZL1? You one-up it with an extra 70-hp. Yes, the updated 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 makes an almost unrealistic 650-hp thanks to a new 5.8-liter V8 engine and a new supercharger. As the most powerful production Mustang, the fastest production mustang (with a top speed of over 200 mph) and a car that Carroll Shelby himself calls “the greatest Mustang ever built”, how could anything else be the number one car of the LA Auto Show?
The 2013 model also gains a new front fascia and a splitter designed to keep the nose pinned to the ground, while an upgraded 6-piston Brembo brake package, larger rotors and a more aggressive pad setup help slow it down. Ford even added a new 6-speed manual transmission with a 3.31 final drive
Those looking to get the most out of their GT500 will want a Performance Pack with a Torsen limited slip differential and adjustable Bilstein shocks, while a Track Pack is ideal if you’re going to hit the road course, with additional engine, transmission and differential coolers.
Forget the ZL1, Ford has pegged this machine at the ZR1!
GALLERY: 2013 Ford Shelby GT500
[Wondering why your favorite car of the LA Auto Show isn’t on our list? Chances are, if its something like the Cadillac Ciel or Jaguar C-X16 then it has every right to be. And while those cars are new to most, they have already been revealed at previous venues (see our Frankfurt Motor Show Top 10). That said, we limited our LA Auto Show Top 10 list to vehicles that made their world premiere at this show.]