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.”
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