It's hard to overstate the how brutally fast the Shelby GT 500 is—or what a bargain it is at $54,650. No other V8-engined car you can buy, no matter how expensive or admired, has as much power as this souped-up Mustang. It's literally the most powerful production V8 on earth.
The supercharged 5.8-liter V8 is a great and terrible beast—662 horsepower and 631 pound-feet of torque. The Eaton supercharger displaces an additional 2.3 liters on its own, more than most four-cylinder engines. Track-tested at over 200 mph, the GT 500 does zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds and can reach 140 mph while still in the third gear of its heavy-duty Tremec six-speed transmission. (When a gearbox comes with its own oil pump, you know it's not messing around.) The stunning convertible isn't quite so wild; the suspension is a touch softer and it's electronically limited to 155 mph.Read more »
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