2013 Ford GT500 Horsepower Confirmed: 662 and $54,995!
The numbers are stunning -- but how long will the one-upmanship go on? And does it matter?
But there’s this: The GT500 tops the Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG by 99 hp. It beats the mighty Cadillac CTS-V by 106. For heaven’s sake, the GT500 has 232 more horsepower than does the base Corvette. Even the gladiatorial Vette ZR1 falls shy, at 638 hp and 604 lb-ft.
Besides the ZR1, these cars aren’t really the GT500′s intended competition, but the extent to which the GT500 tops these cars, rightly thought of as extremely powerful, is shocking. The most direct competitor to the GT500 is the Chevy Camaro ZL1, which has a supercharged V8 good for 580 hp and 556 lb-ft.
I'm sure some commies love HP, they are just not allowed by the state to have it.
Will the HP "wars" end? Probably not, though they will likely mellow out a bit. The events that conspired to kill the muscle cars back in the day ( insurance rates, emissions, oil embargoes) are not present today in the same spirit or effect. Sure we have mandated MPG rising to crazy numbers in the next decade or so, but cars like the Shelby the ZL1 and the ZR1 are such a small part of the overall sales of the manufacturer that they do not ding the CAFE that much, so I suspect we will continue to see firebreathing models in the future.
ZL1 or Shelby ??? I would buy either one, but not for a penny over sticker.
Several manufacturers have green(ish) supercars in the works, and cars that prioritize gas-guzzling speed above all are thin on the ground. That the automotive landscape is changing is inarguable.
I have to agree WOW. With the number of people not wanting big engines and all the things that get in the way of massive HP and speed, Ford has gone and out done the Vette in HP and torque. It like something you'd see from some Italian car place.
While I can't afford it, it's great that they can accomplish this. And for all you out there that think this is just wrong, there are things that they have done with bringing this car to market that will help out with other and future cars.
Yes you can't fully USE all that HP, but being able to get that much from a big engine can only help engineers with other engines as well!
But can they top this?
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