The official power numbers for the 2013 Mustang GT500 have just been released, and they are even higher than expected.
Ford originally said the 5.8 liter supercharged V8 would have 650 horsepower. However, the car has now been certified, and the numbers are simply outrageous.
The 2013 GT500 has 662 horsepower and 630 pound feet of torque. The top speed will be more than 200 MPH. Remember, this is a $65,000 muscle car and not a $250,000 Italian exotic.
That is insane.
Granted, the Mustang wil probably not handle as well as exotics that cost far more. Less sophisticated materials mean it may also be heavier and slower to accelerate. We’re still willing to bet it can hold its own.
But, for comparison sake, here are a few cars that have less power than the new Mustang:
- Ferrari 458 Italia – 562 HP
- McLaren F1 – 627 HP (Former fastest car in the world)
- Corvette ZR1 – 638 HP
- Dodge Viper – 640 HP
- Lamborghini Gallardo – 560 HP
- Nissan GTR – 545 HP
Each car in that list has a starting price of at least $100,000 (minus the GTR, which is $97,000).
Kudos to Ford. We cannot wait to get behind the wheel and turn those tires into smoke.
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