Feature Flick: Cops in Hot Pursuit of Ford Shelby GT500

Ever wonder how Ford’s all new 2013 Shelby GT500 would fair in a good old fashioned police chase? Motor Trend’s road test editor Scott Mortara sought to find that out in the newest episode of Downshift.

Shot on-location in Detroit, the latest episode of Downshift features Mortara sneaking away from Ford in an effort to give his impressions on the new 662-hp 2013 Shelby GT500. Just as he’s about to dive into detail, the fun police show up behind the wheel of a new Ford Taurus Police Interceptor. A hot pursuit begins. Mortara tries to shake the all-wheel-drive Ford Police Interceptor in a gravel parking lot to no avail. Eventually he hides out in an alley.

As soon as he thinks the coast is clear, another pursuit car arrives on the scene – this time a Dodge Charger Pursuit. And the chase continues through Detroit. To find out if Mortara makes it, or if Motor Trend needs a new road test editor, check out the video below, and remember to tune in next week when we see if the Shelby GT500 is really capable of 200 mph.

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2012 Ford Shelby GT500

2012 Ford Shelby GT500

MSRP $53,810 Base Convertible


15 City / 23 Hwy

Horse Power:

550 @ 6200


510 @ 4250