When Chevrolet launched the 580 horsepower 2012 Camaro ZL1 with its high-tech magnetically-adjustable suspension, evidently proclaiming the name of king of the pony cars, the people coming from Ford have been strangely unfazed.
“Don’t worry,” according to them, “wait until you see what we have in the works.”
And they weren’t kidding at all…
The 2013 Shelby GT500 should come loading a 650 horsepower revved-up engine that Ford claims is considered the most powerful generation V8 on the globe. The 5.8-liter mill delivers its 600 lb-ft of torque towards rear wheels through a carbon fiber driveshaft.
Much more remarkable, the fastest speed of the latest Shelby is alleged to be more than 200 mph, which makes it the very first Ford since the GT supercar competent of smashing the double century mark. And it manages to do it without the need of taking on a gas guzzler tax, as outlined by Ford, even though it hasn’t yet showed what the specific gas mileage is. The present, 550 horsepower GT500 is able to squeak by the tax along with a 15 mpg city, 23 mpg hwy rating.