Report: Next-generation Ford Shelby GT500 will be a true Camaro ZL1 fighter

Ford beat Chevrolet to the muscle car revival punch with the retro styling of the Mustang back in the early mid-2000s. Though after the Chevrolet reintroduced the Camaro not too long ago, the Mustang began to fall behind in a number of aspects. And since Chevy has continued to lead the muscle car pack with the redonkulous Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Ford has decided to respond with plans of a GT500 ZL1 fighter. Boy, this could get interesting.

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The new Shelby Mustang GT500 is plan for a rework in 2013 for a 2014 launch and sources say that it will have more horsepower than the current 550hp Camaro ZL1. Along with that statement, the sources said that the GT500 will be more or less of a last hoorah before a new Mustang comes around in 2014.

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For some of us who are less involved with the Mustang enthusiast community, there has been much argument and debate as to whether Ford will turn the GT500 into a twin-turbo monster or stick with the crank-driven supercharger. The debate can now be concluded as the sources also said that the next GT500 will retain the supercharger, something that has been a signature of tire-scorching factory Mustangs.

– By: Chris Chin

Source: MotorAuthority