Pageviews last month

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Official Photos and Info"

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Official Photos and Info – News – Car and Driver

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
Official Photo

Occupy Horsepower seems to be the sentiment at Ford these days as the Blue Oval seeks elite output for everyman. Earlier this year, we told you that the next GT500 was going to produce north of 500 HP but even we weren’t prepared for the 650 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque announced as the car debuts at the Los Angeles car show.  Is that “God Bless America” we hear? While punching out the 5.4-liter aluminum-block V-8 out to 5.8 liters, the GT500’s powertrain crew also updated the heads for better cooling, changed the camshaft profiles, added piston squirters and higher-flow fuel injectors, swapped the old supercharger for a larger and more efficient TVS unit that ups boost from 9 to 15 psi, and fitted a larger intercooler. The result is an extra 100 hp and 90 lb-ft compared to the 2012 model. The cooling system was upgraded to dissipate the excess heat, and a carbon-fiber driveshaft, upgraded clutch, strengthened transmission (with revised gearing), and sturdier rear axle were deemed necessary to cope with the extra grunt. To help the driver cope, the GT500 is equipped with an adjustable launch-control function.

 Comment.....OMG...I want one but I'll have to be satisfied with my 2005...Hey, I can dream can't I ? Mine looks like that only its silver...

No comments: