662 Horsepower: if that number doesn’t scare you, how bout I tell you that it’s all been packed into a Mustang, and that it’s over $300,000 less than a Ferrari with the same amount of power. Behold the new Shelby GT500, and yes, I’m not kidding. That number is real. The 5.8-liter SVT Supercharged V8 does produce 662 horsepower, enough to get this car from 0 to 60 in 3.5 seconds on to a top speed of 202 MPH. That is also true, because the fastest I’ve reached in this on highway before reaching steep hills was 198 MPH. The Cobra is back and it means serious business. Speaking of business, this is the cheapest car in the world that does over 200 MPH, only $55,000. If that isn’t a deal, I don’t know what is.
Cuz Imma BOSS
yeah Imma BOSS
I plan the shots
I call the cost
we in this Stang
it’s goin down
yeah I’m the king and your Camaro breakin down
On the other side, Vaughn Gittin Jr. will make sure the Mustang stays on top, handling and power wise. Say hello to the 2013 Mustang RTR. With a new adjustable suspension setup, and your choice of 525 or 624 horsepower supercharger options, this Stang does not disappoint. Along with visual additions such as a new front fascia, side splitters, rear spoiler, and rear diffuser, this car comes with those beautiful RTR HRE-spec 19” rims, improved suspension, and loads of power. All of this is dealer installed with packages starting at $6,250. So, if you have a Mustang GT from this year, and have $12,000 to spend, head to Ford and they’ll install this for ya.
The Terlingua Mustang has arrived in NFS World, but is faster than an ELITE Camaro?
A couple years ago Need for Speed was given the rare opportunity to work with the late-great Caroll Shelby to build a truly unique muscle car. The result of this joint venture was the Need for Speed Shelby Terlingua Ford Mustang!
They started off with a 2006 Ford Mustang and its disappointing V6 that Motor Trend once famously quipped ‘belongs at the end of an anchor’. They gave it some more guts and power by dropping a Paxton supercharger into it. Once they had the power in place they then added independent MacPherson struts in the front and three-link coil spring Panhard rod suspension in the rear, as well as adding a NOVI-1200 compressor with an air and water change cooler to the engine.
They then added the Need for Speed edition livery by blacking it out, giving it a wider stance and dropping some nice lines along the body. In the end we ended up with a 375-horse beast that is just waiting for you to put into action!
The real life Terlingua was auctioned off for charity a while ago now but you can buy it now from the in-game car dealer!
2007 Ford Shelby Terlingua Mustang
Shelby and Need For Speed are like two peas in a pod: they both love the Mustang and love customizing so that it suits both the real and fantasy worlds. This is their first project together: the Terlingua Mustang, a completely custom Pony muscle made especially for Need For Speed. However, don’t think that because it has NFS logos all over it that it’s the best car in the game, because it isn’t.
When it first came out, people went ga-ga over it, and it still maintains that Shelby muscle car flare here. It accelerates quite fast as well and it comes with race-tuned Gromlen parts already installed. As for steering, it’s quite responsive so you can change direction or evade traffic at moment’s notice. So, for 2800 SB, you’ve got yourself a tuned Mustang with extra speed and power to claim faster speeds than any street tuned car at the same price.
Even though it looks good, that NFS badge might set people off with a bad memory of those cool but rubbish SUVs we received last month. Also, this is a real car. It doesn’t have that logo on it’s grille anyway. It has the Terlingua logo, which made it unique and cool. Also, speaking of a real car, this car in real life and in the Shift sequels that it’s been in has a V6 engine in it. Why on earth does it sound like a V8 from a BOSS 302? Sound engineering team once again recycling sounds from Undercover, which is where that engine sound came from. Also, even though this is responsive, it’s quite drifty like the Tier 3 BOSS 302 and Super Snake. So, if you’re not careful and have tuned it with some drifty tires, expect some fishtailing and lots of sideways action. Also, compared to most Race-Tuned Tier 2s in this game, it’s a bit slow. The top speed is 186 MPH, not 188 done in the Camaro ZL1 “ELITE” Edition or any other race-tuned Tier 2 on sale right now. Plus, no cosmic nitrous here so don’t expect to be taking on the classic ‘69 BOSS 302 anytime soon.
Should You Buy It?:
It’s a good car, but NO. It’s too drifty, too unstable, and a bit slow. If you’re a Mustang fan and want a fast, stable, proper sounding, grippy Mustang, you’re better off in the 69 BOSS 302. So let’s count it up now: we’ve got this Mustang, the 69 BOSS 302, the 2012 BOSS 302, the Super Snake, and the Mustang RTR-X. That’s 5 Mustangs compared to 2 Camaros, and 1 Challenger. So, I’m right with everyone when I say that unless that 650 horsepower 2013 GT500 comes in or the Mustang GT-R Concept makes an appearance, I think we’ve seen enough of the Mustang in this game. So, that’s that, and for God’s Sake EA: WHERE IS THE CHALLENGER SRT-8?
Before Kaz released Gran Turismo 5 to us, he had one more special car to add: this 600 horsepower custom Mustang BOSS 429 Trans Cammer from Grand Touring Garage. As you can see, it’s about as sleek, muscular, and deadly as any sports car you see today. It’s fast, a brute, and will get it’s tail out more readily than any muscle car can. If you haven’t checked this out yet, well here ya go.
Carroll Shelby: an American Motoring Pioneer. Creator of the Cobra 427, maintainer of the GT40 MK. 1, overseer of the GT500 Super Snake, and the man behind the Super Snake 1000. He has inspired us all. With his crazy customizations and authentic tuning, his cars stood out from the crowd. Carroll Shelby was 84. Let’s take a look back at 3 of the cars in NFS World that have his name on it: the GT40 MK. 1, the Daytona Coupe, and the GT500 Super Snake “The Run” Edition. Enjoy!