Ford has backed up their claim that they 2013 Shelby GT500 can surpass the particular 200 mph mark by achieving 202 mph during pre-production screening at the Nardo Ring in Italia last summer. They guys at Motor Trend wanted to see the high performance from the 2013 GT500 for themselves, even though, and decided to do their own max speed test in a quest for the dual century mark. Enlisting the help of expert driver Randy Pobst, the Managed speed crew drove the new Shelby in order to the five mile oval monitor at Chrysler’s Arizona Proving Reasons – one of the few places in the United States that the car can reach speeds associated with 200 mph.
So, just how fast did the 2013 GT500 go? Unfortunately Motor Trend could just push the Shelby to a max speed of 196 mph after 2 days of testing. Regardless, both Pobst and Motor Trend believe that the car can perform 200 mph given the right conditions. “At this point, I think it’s only a matter of a longer straightaway or even lower elevation, ” Pobst mentioned post-test. After looking over the data Engine Trend’s Kim Reynolds agreed, stating it “seems certain it would’ve [reached 200 mph] at a reduce elevation with denser air — despite the greater air resistance. ”