The cold war between GM and Ford continues as Chevrolet introduces the Camaro ZL1 with 550 hp. Obviously, Ford couldn’t just sit back and watch. So the next Shelby GT500, due in 2013, will get more than 600 hp!
The Germans have apparently grown out of horsepower war, but it’s just begun for the Americans. According to sources close to the company, the new GT500 will let go of the 5.4 liter V8 in favor of a 5.8 liter which also gets a new TVS supercharger as well. For you to understand the differences between the two muscle cars – Mustang and Camaro – you know 2010 Mr Olympia, the ZL1 is like Victor Martinez but the GT500 will be Jay Cutler!
Given the performance of the current Shelby, you can anticipate a sub 4-second 0 to 60 acceleration for the 2013 model and a top speed in excess of 190 mph. What we like about Mustang,s acceleration is that it’s like an event every time you floor the throttle. The nose rises, you get pushed to the seat and the V8 begins howling like a muscle car should, fantastic!
So, in terms of performance the next GT500 will be just as brilliant as everyone expects. But we are a bit skeptical regarding its design, as Ford officials have said that they’re going to dial down the retro factor and give it a more modern and contemporary design. We don’t want Mustang of 1990s back!