Ford has recently announced the 2013 Shelby GT500 will be equipped with the "most powerful production V8 in the world."
According to the SAE ratings released by the North American carmaker, the supercharged 5.8-liter V8 engine has a peak output of 662 hp and 855 Nm of torque. This allows the car to return an EPA-estimated 15 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
Jamal Hameedi, SVT chief engineer, commented "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."