Posted in New Cars
Ford recently confirmed engine specifications on the Mustang Shelby GT500 2013 . The car, which debuts later this year, is set to make an insane 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of torque.
Yes, that’s a breathless headline. I don’t use exclamation points often, but this one is worth it: Never before has so much been available to so many for so little. Never before have you been able to buy 662 ponies, with a warranty and from a major manufacturer, for just under $55,000.
There are a lot of things to think about here. Most are questions such as, “Where on earth would I use that much juice?” and, “What kind of person needs that much power?” For a certain type of person, the answers are obvious*; for another type of person, those questions don’t have answers at all. But the Ford’s numbers — 662 and $54,995 — prompt thought.
A brief side note for clarity: Power is relative. Ford says the GT500′s supercharged 5.8-liter V8 engine is the most powerful production V8 in the world.
Article source: http://go-msn.com/g8b