We really should have known better. You truly can’t judge a car by its specifications. As we have followed the saga of the ’13 Shelby GT500, it’s official power spec grew from an estimate of 650 hp to an official 662 hp. It’s really easy to get caught up in the excitement of the most powerful factory Mustang ever built. Even we got caught thinking this car might be some sort of uncontrollable, raging hulk of a muscle car. . . .
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662 Horsepower with an agile chassis
From the September, 2012 issue of 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
By Steve Turner
Photography by Ford Motor Company