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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