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.
Always wanted a Shelby. Invested ,retired, bought myself one. Can afford the gas and refuse to deny myself anymore. Drive it as much as I can and have no regrets. You go around once in life. ENJOY !
@Someone: Still bashing Ford? Must sting you with the TRUTH that they held their own (yes Ford made BUSINESS decisions like hocking the name as certain people on this board say, and took PRIVATE INVESTOR money), to sure up the walls), BTW, there's NOTHING wrong with that. MANY companies do the same thing, if bankruptcy or financial problems are imminent. THAT IS CALLED BUSINESS. Bankruptcy, is something that not only embarrasses, it also hurts credit, and credibility.
Bottom line: FORD DID NOT GET BAILED OUT OF TROUBLE, GM AND DODGE DID. How Ford kept out of trouble is irrelevant, so long as the took NO GOV'T bailout money!
GO FORD!!! YOU ARE DOING IT RIGHT!!!
The Bottom line is: If you like Fords then Buy a Ford. If you like Chevrolet then buy a Chevy or if you like Dodge buy a Dodge.
Yup, I agree with MN gearhead. And people don't buy these as commuters, so the mpg really doesn't matter. Speaking of economy though, 15city/24highway is pretty amazing for 662hp. None of the hi-po Italians can hit that.
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