According to the Society of Automotive Engineers, the vehicle powered by most powerful V8 in production is the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. The 5.8 liter supercharged engine in the high-performance Mustang is not easily missed with its 662HP and 631 lb ft of torque.
Ford doesn’t want consumers thinking the car is a gas guzzler. They say the revised front fascia and splitter help manage airflow and make the car more aerodynamic, also helping gas mileage. This is important when you consider the bigger and badder engine from its predecessor’s 550Hp engine.
The 2013 Shelby GT500 is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its segment and is “the most fuel-efficient car with over 550 horsepower in any segment available in America,” Ford said in a statement. Competitors include the 580-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the 470-hp Dodge Challenger SRT8 392.
The 2013 Shelby GT500 will be built at Ford’s Flat Rock, Mich., facility and goes on sale later this year. For more information or to be the first to get your hands on one, contact Sound Ford.