Ford has released a new promotional video that shows the 2013 Shelby GT500 hitting 200 mph (322 km/h) at the Nardo test track in Italy.

Ford has released a new promotional video that shows the 2013 Shelby GT500 hitting 200 mph (322 km/h) at the Nardo test track in Italy.

According to Chief Functional Engineer Kerry Baldori, "It's a monumental benchmark for any performance vehicle to be able to have that capability to go 200 mph (322 km/h) and to say they can go that fast."

As we have previously reported, the GT500 features a supercharged 5.8-liter V8 engine that develops 662 hp (494 kW / 671 PS) and 631 lb-ft (855 Nm) of torque. Detailed performance specifications haven't been announced, but the model has an EPA-estimated fuel economy rating of 15 mpg city / 24 mpg highway.

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2013 Ford Shelby GT500 hits 200 mph at Nardo [video]