2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Debuts with 650 HP

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is here with a whopping 650 horsepower and 600 lb-ft. of torque from its 5.8L V8. Chevy Camaro ZL1 fans now have something to be worried about.

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is powred by an aluminum supercharged 5.8L V8 that is now the most powerful production V8 engine in the world. A top speed over 200 mph is sure to put a smile on your face!

The GT500’s powertrain has been upgraded for 2013 with a new supercharger, new cross-drilled block and heads, updated camshaft profiles, a new carbon fiber driveshaft and upgraded clutch, transmission and axle. The cooling system has also been upgraded with 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.

The six-speed manual transmission gets upgraded gears, bearings and housing to manage all that power. The final drive ratio is now 3.31:1.

“It might just seem like we’re putting a bigger engine into the car. But it’s been a balanced approach through and through,” said Jamal Hameedi, SVT chief engineer. “We’ve completely redone the car to be even more sophisticated in terms of handling and control than the prior model.”

An optional Performance Package adds SVT-designed Bilstein electronic adjustable dampers that can be adjusted with the touch of a button on the dash. The Track Package adds comes an external engine oil cooler, rear differential cooler and transmission cooler for further durability.