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By The Numbers: 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500 vs. 2013 Shelby Mustang GT500

Yes, you’ve read about the 200-mph top speed, the 662 horsepower packed underhood, and the $55,000 base price. But, if you’re like us, you couldn’t help but look at the 2013 Ford Shebly GT500 and wonder: how does it compare to the original?

Well, here’s the quick run-down. Since the folks at Motor Trend managed to test a brand new 1967 GT500 in late 1966 — nearly two decades before Automobile first hit the news stands — we have some data to stack up against the latest Shelby GT500. The statistics may surprise you. Who says the era of the muscle car is dead and gone?

Interested in reading more on the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500? Click here for our first drive review.

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  • MSRP
  • $4,195.00
  • $54,200
  • MSRP today (w/ inflation)
  • $28,898.40
  • n/a
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Dimensions
  •  
  •  
  • Length
  • 186.6 in
  • 188.2 in
  • Width
  • 70.9 in
  • 73.9 in
  • Height
  • 51.6 in
  • 54.9 in (coupe)
  • Wheelbase
  • 108.0 in
  • 107.1 in
  • Curb Weight
  • 3360 lbs
  • 3852 lbs
  • Weight Distribution, F/R
  • n/a
  • 57/43
  • Trunk Volume
  • 5.1 cu ft
  • 13.4 cu ft
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Engine
  •  
  •  
  • Displacement
  • OHV, 7.0-liter (428 cu-in) V-8
  • Supercharged DOHC, 4V, 5.8-liter V-8
  • Horsepower @ RPM
  • 355 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • 662 hp @6500 rpm
  • Torque @ RPM
  • 420 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
  • 631 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
  • Compression ratio
  • 10.5:1
  • 9.0:1
  • Bore x Stroke
  • 4.13 x 3.984
  • 3.68 x 4.165
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Transmission
  • 4-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • Gearing
  •  
  •  
  • 1st
  • 2.32
  • 2.66
  • 2nd
  • 1.69
  • 1.82
  • 3rd
  • 1.29
  • 1.30
  • 4th
  • 1.00
  • 1.00
  • 5th
  • n/a
  • 0.77
  • 6th
  • n/a
  • 0.5
  • Final drive
  • 3.50:1
  • 3.31:1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Performance
  •  
  •  
  • 0-60 mph
  • 6.2 sec
  • 3.7 seconds
  • Top Speed
  • 120 mph
  • 200 mph
  • Braking, 60-0 mph
  • 144 ft
  • 101 ft
  • 1/4 mile:
  • 14.52 @ 101.35 mph
  • 11.7 sec @ 125 mph (est)
  • Top speed in gear
  •  
  •  
  • 1st
  • 51 mph
  • 62 mph (est)
  • 2nd
  • 68 mph
  • 95 mph (est)
  • 3rd
  • 93 mph
  • 132 mph (est)
  • 4th
  • 120 mph
  • 173 mph(est)
  • 5th
  • n/a
  • 200 mph (est)
  • 6th
  • n/a
  • 200 mph (est)

 
How about pricing?
 

  • Base price
  • $4,195.00
  • $28,898.40
  • Power brakes, steering
  • $200.00
  • $1,377.75
  • Fold-down rear seat
  • $64.77
  • $446.19
  • Three-speed automatic transmission
  • $50.00
  • $344.44
  • Air conditioning
  • $356.09
  • $2,453.02
  • AM radio
  • $57.51
  • $396.17
  • AM/FM radio
  • $135.00
  • $929.98
  • Styled steel wheels
  • $185.00
  • $1,274.42
  • Rally stripes
  • $24.95
  • $171.87
  • Limited slip differential
  • $181.00
  • $1,246.87
  • FULLY LOADED
  • $5,449.32
  • $37,539.11

 

  • Base price (no destination) $54,200
  • SVT Performance Package $3,495
  • SVT Track Package $2,995
  • Glass roof $1,995
  • Car cover $375
  • Heated front seats $295
  • Electronics package $2,340
  • Recaro sport seats $1,595
  • fully loaded

    • $67,290
  • Destination fee: $795

 

Vintage Photos courtesy of the Petersen Archive

  • MSRP
  • $4,195.00
  • $54,200
  • MSRP today (w/ inflation)
  • $28,898.40
  • n/a
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Dimensions
  •  
  •  
  • Length
  • 186.6 in
  • 188.2 in
  • Width
  • 70.9 in
  • 73.9 in
  • Height
  • 51.6 in
  • 54.9 in (coupe)
  • Wheelbase
  • 108.0 in
  • 107.1 in
  • Curb Weight
  • 3360 lbs
  • 3852 lbs
  • Weight Distribution, F/R
  • n/a
  • 57/43
  • Trunk Volume
  • 5.1 cu ft
  • 13.4 cu ft
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Engine
  •  
  •  
  • Displacement
  • OHV, 7.0-liter (428 cu-in) V-8
  • Supercharged DOHC, 4V, 5.8-liter V-8
  • Horsepower @ RPM
  • 355 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • 662 hp @6500 rpm
  • Torque @ RPM
  • 420 lb-ft @ 3200 rpm
  • 631 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
  • Compression ratio
  • 10.5:1
  • 9.0:1
  • Bore x Stroke
  • 4.13 x 3.984
  • 3.68 x 4.165
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Transmission
  • 4-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • Gearing
  •  
  •  
  • 1st
  • 2.32
  • 2.66
  • 2nd
  • 1.69
  • 1.82
  • 3rd
  • 1.29
  • 1.30
  • 4th
  • 1.00
  • 1.00
  • 5th
  • n/a
  • 0.77
  • 6th
  • n/a
  • 0.5
  • Final drive
  • 3.50:1
  • 3.31:1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Performance
  •  
  •  
  • 0-60 mph
  • 6.2 sec
  • 3.7 seconds
  • Top Speed
  • 120 mph
  • 200 mph
  • Braking, 60-0 mph
  • 144 ft
  • 101 ft
  • 1/4 mile:
  • 14.52 @ 101.35 mph
  • 11.7 sec @ 125 mph (est)
  • Top speed in gear
  •  
  •  
  • 1st
  • 51 mph
  • 62 mph (est)
  • 2nd
  • 68 mph
  • 95 mph (est)
  • 3rd
  • 93 mph
  • 132 mph (est)
  • 4th
  • 120 mph
  • 173 mph(est)
  • 5th
  • n/a
  • 200 mph (est)
  • 6th
  • n/a
  • 200 mph (est)
  • Base price
  • $4,195.00
  • $28,898.40
  • Power brakes, steering
  • $200.00
  • $1,377.75
  • Fold-down rear seat
  • $64.77
  • $446.19
  • Three-speed automatic transmission
  • $50.00
  • $344.44
  • Air conditioning
  • $356.09
  • $2,453.02
  • AM radio
  • $57.51
  • $396.17
  • AM/FM radio
  • $135.00
  • $929.98
  • Styled steel wheels
  • $185.00
  • $1,274.42
  • Rally stripes
  • $24.95
  • $171.87
  • Limited slip differential
  • $181.00
  • $1,246.87
  • FULLY LOADED
  • $5,449.32
  • $37,539.11
  • Base price (no destination) $54,200
  • SVT Performance Package $3,495
  • SVT Track Package $2,995
  • Glass roof $1,995
  • Car cover $375
  • Heated front seats $295
  • Electronics package $2,340
  • Recaro sport seats $1,595
  • fully loaded

    • $67,290
  • Destination fee: $795

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