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.
This GT500 is nice man, but I still love my Ford Pinto man! It is a classic, sips fuel, and is supercool baby! I can hardly wait for the new 2014 model coming out dudes! I can't afford one man, but maybe some of you rich dudes can. Check out me and my dog doing an awesomely cool smoky burnout on utube, type 72 Ford Pinto man!!!! Yeeeehawwwww!!!!!!!
I so love Mustangs! Been a Ford/Lincoln buyer all my llife. I owned a loaded hurst-shift 1970 Mustang Mach1 for 15 yrs. Great car!
Still, this pathetic, ongoing whine about Ford not taking a bailout is getting tiresome and boring. What else can be said about the bailout?
Any idiot can figure out what would have happened to Ford itself, if there was no bailout.
Whining about the bailout is just a childish cry to sound off on POTUS Obama by the neo-nut trolls, repeating the same crapola over & over.
Give your whine a rest, neonuts! The hypocrites/haters driving #1 in the world GM & revived Chrysler vehicles will vote for "weather-vane, offshore banker's client"--Mittens Romney, anyway.
And Ford did it WITHOUT bailout money!! GO FORD!!!
GO ROMNEY 2012!!!
NO MORE BAILOUTS!!!
Throwing gobs of $$ at a new plastic laden horsepower heavy muscle car replica makes no sense to many older car nuts who lived when we were able to buy most any true muscle cars for under $4K. Granted the new ones are better, - and should be..... but not worth the Gobs more in price.
Horsepower hawks need to look at being more original and building cool resto mods or having them built for much less $$$. Plus you end up with a unique one of a kind creation that is cheaper to insure and license.
Well now, nothing like a friendly competition to boost the ego and send a message to the other company. This car may be the final hoorah before the next embargo forces companies to create Prius-like cars that have no personality or heritiage like the muscle cars of the 60's. Actually the Prius looks pretty good...going off a cliff!!
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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