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The Shelby GT500 builds on its 1960's muscle car heritage with classic styling cues mixed with modern touches and a massive dose of horsepower. Available as a coupe or a convertible, the Shelby GT500 possesses an intimidating 650-hp, supercharged 5.8-liter, V8 engine and six-speed manual transmission. With only one powertrain combination available, this cars reason for being quickly becomes clear. Modern amenities such as air-conditioning and leather seats for four leave passengers wanting for nothing. Safety is addressed with technical features such as four-wheel Brembo disc brakes, traction control and an assortment of protective airbags. The Shelby GT500 receives a larger engine for 2013 (5.8-liter vs. 5.4-liter for 2012). This new displacement increases horsepower to 650 and torque to 600. A new 3.31 limited slip axle and revised transmission ratios help put the power to the ground. The front and rear facsia appearance have also been updated. Rear wheels and tires are now 20-inch (previously 19-inch).