2013 Shelby GT500 Officially Rated at 662 HP

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande

With the verified numbers in, it seems the 2013 Shelby GT500 was actually underrated at 650 hp. Instead it makes an impressive 662 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque.

As per usual with muscle cars, the GT500 offers loads of power for the price — in fact it’s significantly more powerful than the Corvette ZR1 which has 638 hp. While it can claim more horsepower, those numbers won’t actually be enough for the GT500 to approach competing with the ZR1, which handles much better and is significantly lighter.

Data for Ford‘s latest halo car on the 0-60 mph sprint is still unavailable, but its sure to be in the three second range.

Jamal Hameedi, Ford’s SVT team chief engineer and Jim Owens, Vice President of marketing for Shelby revealed the data during an interview with Team Shelby Forums.

Another item that surfaced during the Q&A was that the production version will run without a grille to accomodate the massive airflow required to cool its 5.8-liter V8.

[Source: Team Shelby Forums]

Luke Vandezande
Luke Vandezande

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