An all-black, one-of-a-kind, 800+ horsepower 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang HFB Special Edition is this year's Hagerty Fantasy Bid giveaway grand prize, a part of SPEED's 39 hours of live coverage from the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event and Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. that starts Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.
Game play begins Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and lasts through Sunday, Jan. 20 with 28 fantasy bid cars selected to cross the block throughout the weekend.
It's easy to enter, as any Hagerty Fantasy Bid contestant who places a fantasy bid is automatically eligible for the giveaway Mustang. A random drawing from all fantasy bid entries throughout the four days of competition determines the winner, which concludes on Sunday, Jan. 20.
As with each Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event and Auction on SPEED, fantasy bidding is only a portion of the interactive and digital opportunities throughout any one of these live auction events. The SPEED Social Garage, live streaming video, live blogging, photo galleries and SPEED.com's up-to-the-minute coverage of the market and trend lines offer the audience a unique two-screen experience.
This is SPEED's second-straight year offering a special Mustang GT500 as its grand giveaway prize. Arizona resident Chris Cherryholmes was the lucky winner of last year's drawing.
“How phenomenal is it that Ford was able to top last year's incredible one-of-one Shelby giveaway ,” said Rick Miner, SPEED SVP of Production, Network Operations & Executive Producer of Barrett-Jackson. “I'm thinking about quitting my job just so I can enter the contest.”
Besides its jaw-dropping horsepower numbers, the Shelby GT500 HFB Special Edition is loaded with performance and aesthetic upgrades. A full Ford Racing lowering kit, Hydraulic Hood struts and Shelby Wheel Company's Nitto 20x9.5 front and 20x11 Drag Radial rear tires gives it one mean profile.
Interior-wise; the custom-made front and rear seats feature black suede inserts, black carbon fiber stripes and blue stitching all combining for an attractive outward appeal, while still maintaining Ford's firm, yet comfortable, driver support structure.
Full-length stainless steel headers with high-flow catalytic converters, a Borla exhaust system, high-flow air filter and an Ice Nine modified air intake (adding 30 bhp) all increases efficiency, power and enhances the sound of this enticing package.
Adding to the overall look is W2 Graphics' flat black stripe kit, RTR's rear license plate surround and Ice Nine's side splitters and smoked lens kit. Also included are a custom billet antenna, 3D carbon fender scoops, custom quarter window scoops, quarter panel scoops, billet aluminum Hagerty Fantasy Bid badging and a laser etched, Hagerty logoed gas cap that signifies a Special Edition Mustang.
Also, the Carroll Shelby Tribute Car will be on the auction block this week.
In 2012, Ford honored the memory of automotive legend Carroll Shelby with the unveil of an exclusive 1 of 1, 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. On Saturday, Jan. 19, at approximately 1 p.m. MT, Ford will auction the muscle car to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation http://www.jdrf.org. (see attached photo)