2013 Shelby GT500 to Get 650-HP Turbocharged V8

Colum Wood
by Colum Wood
2011 Ford Shelby GT500: The 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 with the SVT Performance Package comes with all-new Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperCar G:2 tires that SVT engineers worked directly with Goodyear to develop. Nineteen-inch forged-aluminum wheels in the front and 20-inch forged aluminum wheels in the rear compliment the all-new tire. (02/08/2010)

Ford has transformed the Mustang from a muscle car into a true sports car, with a ride so dialed-in that even even the Germans want to take it for a spin. Not forgetting the car’s roots, however, there’s still the raw and mean Shelby GT500; a car that harkens back to the glory days of Detroit.

That is about to change in 2013, when Ford launches a very modern version of the GT500, tossing aside the big supercharger in favor of some very modern turbocharged technology. Ford will carry on using a V8, although the exact displacement of the powerplant is not known. Rumors of a 5.0-liter and a 5.8-liter have surfaced.

Power, as expected, will be tremendous. Move aside Camaro ZL1. Forget it Challenger SRT8. The 2013 Shelby GT500 will reportedly make an astonishing 650-hp.

[Source: FordInsideNews]

Colum Wood
Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp. Find Colum on <a href="http://www.google.com">Twitter.</a>

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  • Chorchi Chorchi on Dec 12, 2011

    The problem with previous stangs was that if ur mustang pushed more than 480hp that's it it going to create alot of lag, that's why the super snake would lose in comparison to cars less powerful such as skyline, camaro Hennessey, etc, Ford finally got it right adding launch control system to a car that produces more than 650 hp other wise we'd see another failed cobra, that's why i chose to buy a 302 if im gonna drop more than 40 in a car, it better do what its promising n not fall behind becuz of some standard technology,

  • Whtbullitt Whtbullitt on Jan 25, 2012

    First off, Chorchi, you are an idiot. Only a PUSSY who does not know how to drive needs launch control. Only REAL men can drive a car without electronic help and you obviously don't know how to drive. On to the point of the article, the GT500 has a SUPERCHARGER not a turbocharger, learn how to do proper research.