Ford Mustang GT500 Tests Top Speed at Nardo Ring- Video

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer
2013 Ford Shelby GT500: The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 delivers a 5.8-liter V8 aluminum-block engine that produces 650 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful production V8 in the world. Nearly every part of the powertrain has been optimized for producing the additional horsepower, including a new supercharger, new cross-drilled block…

The Nardo ring in Italy is meant for one thing: speed. Usually hosting German sports cars, the track played host for the testing of the top speed in the Shelby GT500 Mustang.

The 14km oval is perfect for testing at speeds, as it doesn’t offer any obstruction and is slightly banked to hold the cars on the pavement. The 662 hp GT500 looks great ripping past on the ring, and manages to hit 200 mph on the track.

There are not many other places in the world where you could get a chance to test a 200 mph top speed, that’s why Italy’s Nardo ring is perfect for speed tests.

Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="">Google+</A>

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