It’s official: The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 makes 662 horsepower

Ever since the 2013 model year of the Ford Shelby GT500 came out, we were told that its 5.8 liter supercharged V8 makes an outstanding 650-hp with a peak torque of 600 lb-ft and that it weighs in at just 3,850. Well, the all-new supercharged 5.8-liter powerplant in the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has now been officially SAE-certified as the most powerful series production V8 in the world with peak output of 662 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque.

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“Our goal is to create outstanding all-around performance cars, not just stoplight-to-stoplight sprinters,” said Jamal Hameedi, SVT chief engineer. “We’ve backed up this amazing powerplant with a more refined chassis tuning that helps keep the rubber on the pavement without punishing the driver’s spine and six-pot Brembo brakes that dissipate speed with ease stop after stop.”

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The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, it’s closest competitor, makes 580 horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque from its LSA 6.2L supercharged V8.

Prices for the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 start at $54,995 for the coupe and $59,995 for the convertible.

Talk about bang for your buck.

– By: Omar Rana