Jay Leno was given the opportunity to drive the brand new 2013 Ford Shelby GT500. In the new episode of Jay Leno’s Garage he talks you through the brand new GT500 together with Jamal Hameedi, SVT chief nameplate engineer, who took both the Mustang Boss 302 and the GT500 to Leno’s workshop.
The 5.8 liter supercharged V8 in the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is SAE certified at 662 horsepower and 631lb-ft of torque, 112hp more than the 2012 model. The GT500 engine generates its massive thrust throughout its operating range with 395lb-ft of torque available just off idle at 1,000rpm. More than 90 percent of the peak torque is available from 2,200 to 5,800rpm.