Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 V8 Certified At Nearly 500kW

Mike Stevens | Apr 30, 2012

The short version of this week's Ford Mustang news goes something like this: "Did we say 485kW? Better tack another 10kW on that".

Announced in November last year, the top-shelf Mustang Shelby GT500 listed its power figures at 485kW and 813Nm of torque, which was already a huge improvement over the previous year's 410kW and 691Nm package.

Now, according to a recent TeamShelby.com Q&A with Ford SVT chief engineer Jamal Hameedi, the GT500 was recently certified at 662bhp, or as good as 495kW.

The flagship pony's 0-100km/h time has still to be announced, but with peak power coming online from 4000rpm and staying above 370kW all the way to its 7000rpm redline, a time in the mid 3.0 second range is likely.

Click here for more details on the new GT500, and here for all Mustang news.

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  • Maz says,
    2 years ago
    Me want!!!
  • DMR says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    This is why Ford need to base the Falcon on a world platform. If the Falcon and the Mustang were both built off the same platform, it would be relatively cheap to bolt this baby into the falcon and call it a GTHO. Low volume engine transplants are just way too expensive when you have an orphan architecture
  • BH says,
    2 years ago
    FPV..... yeah it's awesome here. Where ready for the HO now
  • Roger says,
    2 years ago
    Shoot me....but I dont want a falcon (I have one now)....I want a Mustang. Ditch Falcon and import the Pony!
  • Roger says,
    2 years ago
    1 like
    ......At an appropriate price based on currency conversion please!
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