The rumbling stallion we’re featuring today will make your blood run high-octane. Let’s cut to the chase: we’re talking about a silver-gray 2013 Ford Mustang GT 5.0, but it’s no run-of-the-mill pony. This beast, owned by Roy Corillo, is the embodiment of true Mustang heritage, with a dash of Shelby GT500 styling that makes it shine brighter than the others in the corral.
What sets this ‘Stang apart is the tastefulness of its modifications, a refreshing break from the often shouty and flashy mods we see out there. Roy’s GT is an ideal blend of aesthetics and modern muscle car appearance.
This Mustang, isn’t an overnight success. It’s the result of a careful selection of upgrades that are true to its DNA, from the GT500 full front bumper conversion to the 3in Trufiber Cowl hood. With each addition, this pony has been honed, refined, and polished to create a fusion of power and elegance.
About the Model
For the uninitiated, Ford’s S197 generation of the Mustang, specifically the second phase, was a game-changer in the muscle car scene. Introduced in 2010, it heralded the return of the legendary 5.0L V8 Coyote motor, an engine that has since become the stuff of legend.
“Packing 412 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque right off the bat, the GT model was a thrill-ride, a road-going roller coaster if you will, that captivated the hearts of muscle car fans across North America”.
Beyond the raw power, it was the scope for customization that set the S197 gen II apart. It offered a blank canvas for enthusiasts, with a vast aftermarket ecosystem waiting to breathe fire into that Coyote. From subtle tweaks to full-blown transformations, the S197 Mustang offered a pathway to make a unique statement on four wheels.
At its heart, the S197 gen II was about delivering raw, unfiltered driving pleasure. Top Gear echoed the sentiment, calling it “A genuine hoot to drive…the 5.0 V8 Mustang is a muscle car to its core.” This, combined with its durability and immense modding potential, has seen the 2010-2014 Ford Mustang GT become a cherished platform for muscle car fans and performance enthusiasts alike.
Onto our feature car then, the silver-grey 2013 Ford Mustang GT. Roy has taken the performance of his beast to new heights with an E85 Palm Beach Dyno tune, a Boss 302 manifold, and a PMAS cold air intake. He’s added a BBK long tube headers for that extra grunt and paired an MSD 2 step Launch Control with a JMS Transbrake, making this Mustang as much a beast at the drag strip as it is on the road.
The ride on this beauty is as composed as a ballerina on steroids, thanks to the Eibach Sportline Lowering Springs and BMR suspension parts in the back. It also has lower control arms, a relocation kit, and a Panhard bar, ensuring stability in high-speed cornering that’ll make a cheetah envious.
It’s not all about performance, though. Roy’s GT boasts a GT500 full front end bumper conversion, a 3in Trufiber Cowl hood, a GT500 paint-matched spoiler, and a Trufiber license plate surround. A GT500 Valance for Quad exhaust rounds off the aesthetics perfectly, keeping true to that Shelby GT500 charm.
Rolling on MMD 551C wheels, 20×10 at the back, and 20×8.5 up front, wrapped in Mickey Thompson street comp tires, Roy’s Mustang has a stance that’s as aggressive as it is beautiful.
Specs & Mods: 2013 Ford Mustang GT
- E85 Palm Beach Dyno tune
- Boss 302 manifold
- PMAS cold air intake
- MSD 2 step Launch control paired with JMS Transbrake
- BBK long tube headers
- Borla over axles
- Corsa Quad Xtreme mufflers
- Eibach Sportline Lowering springs
- BMR suspension in the back such as lower control arms, relocation kit, and Panhard bar.
- Custom Dyna Performance Carbon fiber steering wheel
- GT500 full front end bumper conversion
- 3in Trufiber Cowl hood
- Gt500 paint matched spoiler
- Zeta Composites Trunk decklid
- Trufiber license plate surround
- Gt500 Valance for Quad exhaust
- MMD 551C 20×10 20×8.5
- 255/35/20 front
- Wrapped in Mickey Thompson street comp tires
In conclusion, Roy’s 2013 Ford Mustang GT is a prime example of what makes the S197II Mustang a number one player in the muscle car world. It’s about the perfect blend of power, performance, and aesthetics that make Mustangs so iconic.
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Automotive journalist and technical writer with more than 10 years of experience. Specialized in aftermarket parts and performance modifications. Loves everything on four wheels and obsessed with modified muscle cars, both classic and modern.