UAW contract reveals 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 to get a 5.8 liter supercharged V8

Ford Shelby GT500

FoMoCo and the UAW yesterday agree to a new 4-year contract that will add an investment of $6.2 billion to U.S. factories. Now we’re not really interested in that type of news but details of the agreement reveal some interesting news about the upcoming 2013 Ford Shelby GT500.

According to documents, the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will be powered by a new 5.8 liter supercharged V8. The contract between FoMoCo and the UAW shows that the Romeo Engine Assembly Plant will receive a $50 million investment to start production of a 5.8 liter supercharged V8.

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will go into production the following year.

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Now we’re not sure how much horsepower the 5.8 liter supercharged V8 will make but it will have to be somewhere around 580-hp to compete with the upcoming 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Mustang Daily