Home / Auto News / News article: 2013 Shelby GT500 to Top Camaro ZL1 With 600-HP - AutoGuide.com News
 |  Mar 16 2011, 9:49 AM

The introduction of the Camaro ZL1 didn’t bring balance to the muscle car wars, it has only reignited them. According to sources inside Ford, the 2013 version of the Shelby GT500 will up its output some more, this time laying down 600-hp.

In fact, it may be more than that, with a 620-hp number pegged. How Ford will get that number is through the use of a larger displacement engine, with the current 5.4-liter block being expanded to 5.8-liters. The current Eaton M112 supercharger will also be traded for a TVS unit – the very same one used in the Corvette ZR1.

With the added power, the 2013 GT500 should hit 60 mph in just about 4.0 seconds (not much change due to traction), while the quarter-mile time should drop by as much as half a second, possibly dipping the super Mustang into the 11 second range.

As for the rest of the vehicle, expect it to keep the solid rear axle – for now.

[Source: Car & Driver]

  • Rex

    When is Ford going to get their collective kimchee together and put an IRS back under the SVT built Mustangs? that’s all I want..

  • clint

    The engine sounds great but they need to do some more cool stuff with it to improve handling, traction, weight distribution, and curb weight. the zl1 has magnetic shocks that auto adjust for yaw pitch and roll, like the gtr r35, or evo. it also has a brembro carbon brake package like a ferrari, and carbon fiber body parts like a zonda. im sure if you threw an extra 15 grand or so on the price tag of this mustang and added all of that maybe worked out the traction control and down force it would sell even more. i mean if youre going out and spending 55-65 grand on a car anyway then if it will smoke a ferrari or lambo you would be willing to spend 75-80. or even make a new higher end version hmm anyone remember the 67 1/2 special edition 428 cobra jet? it was designed as a chevy killer, when the gt500 wasnt getting the job done.if chevy can manage to drop the curb weight, and maybe bring back (and perfect) the rear trans they had in some vettes from the 90s to better balance the car your looking a super car speed, even in the bends! not just a 1/4 mile monster like we keep getting from the gt500. personaly for the price of a gt500 you can buy the much better all around car of the new boss 302 laguna seca, beef it up to similar power, lighten it, and make mountain roads your bitch instead of long boring straights. the only time id race a quarter any more is at an actual drag strip, the only people who do it on the street are the ones who cant drive! and thats coming from a life long mustang fan. whatever they do i hope it will be able to put away the r35,its getting out right embarrassing loosing to rice burners!

  • RalphE

    An extra 70hp won’t change acceleration times much at all. In fact, the extra torque will only complicate traction issues, negating any performance gain. In 09′ the Shelby Super Snake had 750hp and couldn’t crack the 11sec barrier. In truth, it’s going to be hard to make the Mustang much faster, on the street. The soild axle is GREAT at the drag strip. With slicks/skinnes, 4.10 gears, and a good driver, a stock 2011 GT500 will run 11sec flat all day long. With IRS and the traction- managment system from the Boss 302, the current model should be 11sec capable.

  • Josh

    Will this engine possibly make its way into the engine bay of any of the Aussie fords as the coyote 5.0 little did?