Ford has finally revealed the official horsepower and torque ratings of one of the company’s most popular car models dubbed which is the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. This announcement was very important since many car buyers as well as a lot of car experts have been waiting for Ford to release some information as to how far the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 would given that Ford has implemented a few tweaks in its features so as to allow it match and even exceed the power and performance offered by its predecessors.
According to the official confirmation from Ford, the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500’s 5.8L V-8 engine is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 662 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. f torque. These figures have actually exceeded the ratings that the company have been expecting since Ford at first was quite optimistic that this version of the Shelby would only pump out a maximum power output of 650 horsepower and 600 lb-ft. of torque. Thus, the 5.8-liter V-8 engine used on this version of GT500 is currently considered as the most powerful V-8 engine in the world.
Ford has also stressed out that the 395 of the 631 lb.-ft. of torque produced by the 5.8L V-8 engine is available from idle to 1000 rpm and this makes the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 as one of the ideal burnout machines in the automotive market. Aside from that, Ford has also made it clear that this version of the GT500 does not easily run out of steam since at most 90% of the maximum torque that this vehicle produces is available between 2,200 rpm to 5800 rpm. The peak of the vehicle’s horsepower is generated at 6,500 rpm which is about 500 rpm short of the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500’s limit of 7,000 rpm.
In terms of fuel economy, the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has also earned some positive results. Although it is powered by a powerful V-8 engine, this version of the Shelby GT 500 is still considered as the most fuel-efficient model of a car in America that generates more than 550 horsepower. This model has actually obtained the EPA-estimated rating of 15 miles per gallon in the city, 24 miles per gallon on the highway, and 18 miles per gallon combined.
Compared to the 2012 Ford Fusion Sport with the all-wheel drive system, the combined fuel economy rating of the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is only 1 miles per gallon lesser than the combined rating and this is also regarded as a positive characteristic for a car model that provides more horsepower than what a Ferrari Enzo could offer.