The racetrack durability car that was used to develop the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will go under the hammer at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona this weekend.

For those of you willing to dip deep into your pockets, Ford is making a special development prototype available for auction. The racetrack durability car that was used to develop the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will go under the hammer at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona this weekend.

The prototype was originally built in 2007 and was one of the first to use the new 2010 body. It was used by SVT to tune the systems on the new Shelby GT500 to perfection. The rigorous durability tests included a 24 hour run at Sebring doing speeds of up to 150 mph (241 km/h).

"When the Ford SVT team and Carroll Shelby collaborate on a car, you know it's going to be firing on all cylinders," said Steve Davis, president of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company. "We have a long history of working with Ford and Carroll and are excited to have this one-of-one durability car cross our auction block in Scottsdale to benefit a very worthy charity."

The money raised from the auction will be donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the event will be broadcast live on the SPEED Channel.

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