It’s official, after months of speculation and rumors, final testing has indicated that the most powerful factory-built Ford Mustang ever just got even more potent. Final certification testing of the Shelby GT500’s 5.4-liter supercharged V-8 shows it will produce 500 horsepower and 480 lb.-ft. of torque – 25 more horsepower than preliminary estimates.
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Ford, Shelby, and Hertz Team Up for Special Edition Racer
In a throwback to the famed Shelby GT350H “Rent-A-Racer” program from the 1960s, Ford Motor Company, Shelby Automobiles and The Hertz Corporation are partnering to produce a special run of performance-modified Ford Mustang GTs – designated Shelby Mustang GT-H, for “Hertz”.
The 2000 Cobra R was designed with one purpose in mind – racing. Featuring a 5.4L 32 valve engine, this performance icon lays down a staggering 385 horsepower – all natural. This Mustang is the complete package, from the funtional ground effects to the race inspired interior – this car means business.
The new Mach 1 is much like its 1969 forefather it is the type that everyone craves for, making it almost perfect. Now the 1969 Mach 1 was equipped with a 250-horsepower 351-cubic-inch V-8 as standard equipment, and offered an optional 320-horse 390 V-8, as well as 335- and 360-horse 428s. The new Mach comes in only one strength. Underneath the signature shaker hood is the aspirated, 32-valve, DOHC 4.6-liter V-8 that formerly powered the SVT Cobra.
This limited production 10th anniversary steed was, at the time, the most powerful production Mustang Ford had ever produced. Equipped with an M112 Eaton supercharger, the 4.6L DOHC modular engine produced a factory rated 390 horsepower – later revealed to have been underrated, making more like 430 horsepower. Code named the “Terminator” by SVT, this vehicle was built to remove all doubt as to who won the ponycar wars.