Ford also revealed the new Shelby GT500, based on the 2013 Mustang, and the most powerful V8-powered car in the world.
It’s a bit more serious than our favorite, the Boss 302, but then it needs to be because under that stripey bonnet it has a 5.8-liter supercharged V8 producing 650 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque! This car is designed for one purpose: to thrash the Corvette ZR1.
The Ford V8 has been given a larger, more-efficient TVS series 230 supercharger, while the entire cooling system has been significantly updated on the new 5.8-liter engine. It now includes a larger cooling fan, fan shroud with high-speed pressure-relief doors, a more efficient charge air cooler, a higher-flow intercooler pump and an intercooler heat exchanger with volume increased 36 percent.
Despite the huge power and 200 mph top speed, the 2013 Shelby GT500 stays exempt from the gas-guzzler tax!
To put that power down the best way possible, the new GT500 features a manual gearbox with revised gearing, Torsen limited-slip differential, and a new launch control system. Also to make it behave itself on the track it gets AdvanceTrac steering, electronic stability control, SVT-designed Bilstein electronic adjustable dampers, an aerodynamic body kit, and Brembo braking system.
The car rides on 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels with Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar G: 2 tires.
The electronic stuff can be disabled for those who think their skills are sharp enough to handle 650 hp on their own.
2013 Ford Shelby GT500,