The 2013 and 2014 GT500 quite possibly rank among the baddest-ass Ford Mustang models ever built. They came with 662 horses straight from the factory, plus plenty of amazing features for the street and track. This Mustang was clearly made to impress Mustang fans, with the Special Vehicle Team (SVT) putting a ton of work into making it happen. At the time of release, the 2013 Shelby GT500 was the most powerful vehicle in production — a testament to its enduring legacy.
The 2013-2014 Shelby GT500 engine — known as the 5.8L Trinity V8 — was largely responsible for this car's unbelievable power output. Based on the Ford Modular platform, this engine is loud, sturdy and fast as hell. What more could you ask for?
While the Trinity only wound up being used in the 2013 and 2014 GT500, it definitely made an impact. Despite being somewhat overshadowed by the 5.0 Coyote and its offshoots, many Mustang lovers still praise the Trinity engine (and seek it out) because of its incredible strength.
As is the GT500 tradition, the 2013 Shelby GT500 model was primarily built for drag racing and straight-line performance. What does that mean exactly? Horsepower out the wazoo.
You know the saying: if it ain't broke, don't fix it. And the previous GT500 definitely wasn't broke. The 2014 GT500 didn't change much, so the specs remain the same.
Upon seeing the specs for the 2013 Shelby GT500, we knew we needed to get our hands on one. And that's what we did — enter the Lethal Performance 2013 Shelby GT500 in gorgeous Performance White with black stripes. We knew that, in order to continue being the leader in GT500 parts, it was essential to have one for "research and development." Of course, we also just wanted to get behind the wheel. What did we find? Plenty to love, that's for sure. Plus, we gained some knowledge about the kind of mods that work well for this vehicle.
In our early testing phases, we found that the 2013 Shelby GT500 reacted exceptionally well to a custom tune from Lund Racing — by extension, it only makes sense that the 2014 GT500 would fare the same. While we tested a Lund Racing tune, the options available from Palm Beach Dyno, Venomous Tuning, AED and Li Tuning & Racing are sure to be fantastic, as well. Properly tuning a high-horsepower machine like the GT500 is essential, especially if you intend to make other power mods. Going off of that, your 2013 or 2014 Shelby GT500 can hit some insane levels of horsepower and torque with induction mods, like a higher-flowing intake and MORE BOOST. Our Power Packages are an incredible place to start.
The 2013 Shelby GT500 and its 2014 successor have remained popular since their release, the Trinity engine making them a couple of coveted Mustang models for serious fans. The power inside is rawer than the more polished Mustang GTs currently available, which carries immense appeal for legions of gearheads. You can always count on Lethal Performance to supply killer aftermarket parts, custom tunes and plenty of other upgrades for the 2013-2014 Shelby GT500 and the rest of the Ford community. Browse our selection now!Shop Now