Ford has announced the 2013 Shelby GT500 will come equipped with the "most powerful series production V8 in the world."

Ford has announced the 2013 Shelby GT500 will come equipped with the "most powerful series production V8 in the world."

Officially rated at 662 hp (494 kW / 671 PS) and 631 lb-ft (855 Nm) of torque, the supercharged 5.8-liter V8 engine enables the model to return an EPA-estimated 15 mpg city / 24 mpg highway.

According to SVT chief engineer Jamal Hameedi, "Our goal is to create outstanding all-around performance cars, not just stoplight-to-stoplight sprinters. We've backed up this amazing powerplant with a more refined chassis tuning that helps keep the rubber on the pavement without punishing the driver's spine and six-pot Brembo brakes that dissipate speed with ease stop after stop."

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