Ford Is Unleashing An 800 Horsepower GT500 - Maxim

Ford Is Unleashing An 800 Horsepower GT500

It'll challenge the Dodge Hellcat for muscle car supremacy.
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2014 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

2014 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

While Ford's 2016 Shelby Mustang GT350 is a track-ready rocket, its normally-aspirated 526-horsepower 5.2-liter flat-crank V8 engine falls well short of the 662-horsepower, 631 lb.-ft. 5.9-liter supercharged V8 seen in Ford's 2013-'14 GT500.

Supercharged 662-hp 2014 GT500 engine.

Supercharged 662-hp 2014 GT500 engine.

That car's precedent and the shock of the 707-horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat ensure that Ford will not rest on its GT350 laurels. No, a more powerful twin-turbocharged GT500 is coming, and the rumormongers over at TorqueNews.com say they've tracked down the facts on Ford's next muscle monster.

2014 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

2014 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

Their insider at Ford says that the next GT500 will spin the dyno with as much as 800 horsepower, but at least 750, to leave a margin over the Hellcat's 707. Chrysler engineers are surely toiling at this moment to turn up the Hellcat's wick, so Ford needs some margin for insurance if it wants to reclaim the title of world's most powerful V8.

2012 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

2012 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500

So now the question you have to ask yourself is whether you want to drive an 800-horsepower Mustang. 

Well punk, do you?

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