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2013 Shelby GT 500 media launch [w/ video] - car fanatics - 05-22-2012 03:37 PM
Photo credit: Ford
May 22, 2012
By: CF staff
The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is about to go where no Mustang has gone before, with a complete package for everyday drivers and track-day enthusiasts alike, 662 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque, and top track speeds of more than 200 mph. SVT takes muscle car performance to new heights with the most powerful engine in North American production car history. The fastest Mustang ever roars into dealerships soon.
The 5.8-liter V8 aluminum-block engine produces 662 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the highest-horsepower engine ever produced in North America. Nearly every part of the powertrain has been optimized for producing the additional horsepower, including a new supercharger, new cross-drilled block and heads, an all-forged engine rotating assembly, updated camshaft profiles, upgraded head gaskets, a new carbon fiber driveshaft and upgraded clutch, transmission and axle.
A larger and more efficient supercharger helping flow more air through the engine is key to producing the 662 horsepower. The new Twin Vortices Series 2300 blower creates 2.3 liters of displacement and is a unique design to the 5.8-liter engine.
The entire cooling system has been significantly updated on the new 5.8-liter engine. It now includes a high-capacity cooling fan, fan shroud with high-speed pressure-relief doors, a more efficient charge air cooler, a higher-flow intercooler pump and an intercooler heat exchanger whose volume is increased 36 percent. These components harmonize to consistently dissipate heat under extreme-use conditions. Read more.
More photos of the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 here.
RE: 2013 Shelby GT 500 media launch [w/ video] - jspookss - 05-22-2012 03:53 PM
Smh.. all that time in development and they didn't even include tit coolers
RE: 2013 Shelby GT 500 media launch [w/ video] - McLovin - 05-22-2012 04:10 PM
All this great Shelby coverage is making spook and doom livid
RE: 2013 Shelby GT 500 media launch [w/ video] - jspookss - 05-22-2012 04:40 PM
Its actually making me giddy with excitement with all the lackluster reviews that have come out