2013 Shelby GT500 Launch Control Demonstration Video

June 29th, 2012

With a 5.8L Supercharged V8 pumping out 662 horsepower via only two wheels and a manual transmission, the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 can be quite a handful to get off the line with a good launch. Here is a video demonstration of the launch control feature which allows the driver to select the appropriate launch RPM between 2,500 and 5,200 RPMs. After the launch RPM is selected the driver puts the car in 1st gear, keeps the clutch pedal in and floors the gas pedal. After the RPMs reach the selected amount the clutch is quickly released and the GT500’s electronics do the rest of the work attempting to modulate the power to keep wheel spin to a minimum.