2013 Shelby GT350 Gets Minor Styling Changes, New Color Choices

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Shelby American is updating its GT350 for the 2013 model year, giving the post-title Ford Mustang GT program styling changes and new colors, while maintaining exclusivity with a limited production of 350.

“The Shelby GT350 is one of the world’s most celebrated and iconic modern muscle cars,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “For the third model year of the contemporary Shelby GT350, we’ve further refined the car with options and equipment requested by enthusiasts. The Shelby American team is following Carroll Shelby’s playbook to continue building high performance cars and parts designed to keep our customers at the front of the fast lane.”

Available in either coupe of convertible variants, the Shelby GT350 will be priced at $26,995 for the naturally aspirated package, while the supercharged post-title package will run you $33,995. For the new year, Shelby has expanded its color choices for the GT350 model which now include all Ford standard colors on the 2013 Mustang: Grabber Blue, Candy Red Tint Coat Metallic, ‘Gotta Have It’ Green, Sterling Gray Metallic, ‘Deep Impact’ Blue Metallic, Ingot Silver Metallic, Race Red, Performance White, and Performance Black.

In addition, buyers will be able to get over-the-top stripes applied in either Satin Black or Gloss White, which is a first for Shelby since 1970. Those opting to get their vehicles in Azure Blue Metallic on Performance White or Ingot Silver Metallic will receive contrasting Satin Black or Bright Silver Metallic wheels.

Inside, Recaro seats adorn the cockpit, while the rear valence has been changed for the 2013 model. Buyers can also opt for a glass roof, one-piece driveshaft, more powerful brakes, interior upgrades, cooling enhancements, and a color-coordinated billet aluminum engine cap set.

As a post-title package, customers will have to purchase a base Ford Mustang GT first. The naturally aspirated package pumps out 430-hp (450-hp with the cold air package) while the Ford Racing supercharged nets you 525-hp. The top-of-the-line GT350 package puts 624-hp at your hands.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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