Several months ago the initial stats for the 2013 Shelby GT500 were released and there was much jaw dropping to be seen. Ford said the new GT500 would have 650 horsepower and 630 Ft. Lbs of torque. They even said it with a grin.
Well, the final numbers on this beast have come out and it would appear that Ford was wrong. The final power rating puts the GT500 right at 662 horsepower and 631 Ft. Lbs of torque. That pulls it even further away from the 580 horsepower listed for the new Camaro ZL1 and the 638 horsepower listed for the Corvette ZR1. Ford was also quick to point out that the new GT500 is more fuel efficient than its 2012 predecessor and the new Camaro, probably while laughing softly and twirling the end of an evil genius mustache while petting a cat. How will the other car makers respond? We will have to wait and see, but hopefully they come out swinging.