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With Ford adding more than 110 horsepower and 120 lb-ft torque to the Shelby GT500 for 2013, the engineers at SVT knew that they would have to make some significant updates if all of that power was going to make it to the ground. One of the big changes was with gearing – taller 3.31 gears are now standard – but it takes more than that to harness the supercharged 5.8-liter V8. That’s why the 2013 GT500 features an all new launch control system, a first for Ford and the …

Paraphrasing a classic quote – “With great power comes the need for great control” – the engineers at Ford’s Special Vehicles Team have stepped up to the plate to manage the massive output of the 2013 Shelby GT500. Whether a driver is a track-day veteran or getting his first ultra-high-performance sports car, the new launch control system on the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will help ensure he gets smooth, consistent and fast starts every time. Uncontrolled wheel spin is generally undesirable, whether commuting to work or racing away from the …

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