2013 Ford Shelby GT500

An inside look at the team behind the 2013 Shelby GT500 [Video]

Go behind the scenes and meet the Ford SVT team who are the faces of the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500.

Chrysler has a SRT division, GM has a Performance Division, and Ford has the exclusive Special Vehicle Team (SVT). These are the jobs that those who love high-performance vehicles dream about having. The SVT team spent long hours working on the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500, put they have a passion for what they do.

The SVT team was developed by the best and brightest within the Ford Company back in 1993. The elite group of engineers and planners is an in-house performance arm within the Ford Company that create low-volume vehicles for those that want something very special. SVT vehicles are for car and truck enthusiasts who want more than just transportation to and from work.

The SVT team has a clear mission

One press release stated that SVT's mission was "to use the best-available resources from both inside and outside Ford to explore new ways of creating and marketing high-performance vehicles. The cross-functional team is charged with delivering limited-edition, high-performance derivative cars and trucks designed to delight serious drivers.... SVT's refined, understated 'form follows function' philosophy reflects our passion for multi-dimensional performance."

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