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Check out this link. Looks like they under rated the numbers! WOW! Can't wait for mine to come in!







Oh gawd, I can't believe this part.: "One other tidbit, according to the Team Shelby forums: The engine runs so hot and requires so much cooling that the GT500 will do without any front grille. At a top speed supposedly near 200 mph, who would notice it's gone?"




They're actually citing the TS forums as a source of information? PFFFFFfffffffttttttttTTT!


Hey, if it's on the Internet, IT MUST BE TRUE!





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Just citing the forum itself isn't exactly...pious, lets say; however, there isn't that huge of a deal about it. There is a lot of information, correct information, around here and citing an authorized Shelby representative on these forums would be perfectly fine and should not be mocked; but still, they didn't. Either way, there is a topic currently floating around in automotive discussion that explains the 662hp.

And besides, internet media sources are meant to take hard research papers and statements, read them, sum them up (and of course screw them up) and then present the information to us in the least professional way possible.

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you may notice the GT500 has NO GRILL.


Cooling this beast was a challenge and the final production car has no grill.

There are even pressure activated trap doors on the fan shroud to increase cooling when needed! :drop:


the depth of testing and engineering of unique solutions for the challenges presented by this level of power is simply very impressive.......


Cudos to Jamal and his team at Ford for overcoming everything in their path and making this Shelby a reality!


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Check out this link. Looks like they under rated the numbers! WOW! Can't wait for mine to come in!






2013 Shelby GT500, Grabber Blue with Black Stipes, SVTPP on order!



Here is a doc I downloaded from media.ford.com....


At 662 HP, 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Certified As World’s Most Powerful V8!

Segment-Leading Fuel Efficiency

The 5.8-liter supercharged V8 in the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is SAE certified at 662

horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque

The world’s most powerful production V8 is backed up by chassis, aerodynamic and braking

performance that makes the GT500 an outstanding all-around sports car

Even with 112 horsepower more than the 2012 GT500, fuel economy is increased by 1 mpg

both city and highway, 5 mpg better than Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

DEARBORN, Mich., April 26, 2012, — The all-new supercharged 5.8-liter powerplant in the 2013

Ford Shelby GT500 has been officially SAE-certified as the most powerful series production V8 in

the world with peak output of 662 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s more power and

torque than low volume sports cars costing tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars more than the

GT500, which is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its segment. In fact the 2013 GT500 is the most

fuel-efficient car with over 550 horsepower in any segment available in America.

Unlike high-strung engines found in much more expensive exotic supercars, the GT500 engine

generates its massive thrust throughout its operating range with 395 lb.-ft. of torque available just off

idle at 1,000 rpm. More than 90 percent of the peak torque is available from 2,200 to 5,800 rpm so

that no matter when you squeeze the go pedal, the GT500 will just get up and run.

The combination of the new TVS 2.3-liter supercharger, twin overhead camshafts and four valves

per cylinder ensures this stallion can breathe all the way to 7,000 rpm with the peak power

production coming at 6,500 rpm and holding fairly steady right to the rev limit.

“Our goal is to create outstanding all-around performance cars, not just stoplight-to-stoplight

sprinters,” said Jamal Hameedi, SVT chief engineer. “We’ve backed up this amazing powerplant

with a more refined chassis tuning that helps keep the rubber on the pavement without punishing the

driver’s spine and six-pot Brembo brakes that dissipate speed with ease stop after stop.”

The broad, flat torque curve of the GT500 engine makes it tractable and easy to drive whether

trolling along in traffic or powering out of a turn on a twisting country road. With more than enough

grunt to push the coupe to 200 mph and beyond, the chassis has been tuned to absorb the road

imperfections that can cause instability at high speeds. The revised front fascia and splitter help

manage the flow of air around and under the GT500 so that it offers 33 percent more effective aero

loading at 160 mph compared to the 2011 model and feels more firmly planted.

“The engineers at Ford SVT focused on the fundamentals first with solid mechanical grip and strong

brakes,” added Hameedi. “On top of that platform they added advanced driver-adjustable electronic

assist features including launch control, Bilstein adjustable damping, AdvanceTrac stability control

and electric power-assisted steering.”

Even with the most powerful production V8 in the world, the 2013 Shelby GT500 improves on the

fuel efficiency of the 2012 model with an EPA-estimated 15 mpg city, 24 mpg highway and 18 mpg

combined with no gas guzzler tax. That’s 5 mpg better on the highway than the 2012 Chevrolet

Camaro ZL1 even with an extra 82 horsepower and 75 lb.-ft. being generated under the hood. With

the 2013 GT500 world-class performance no longer has to mean a world-class thirst for fuel.

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will be built at AutoAlliance International Plant in Flat Rock, Mich.

# # #

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles

across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include

Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information

regarding Ford and its products worldwide, please visit http://corporate.ford.com.

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