Description: The GT500 is dominated by its 5.8-liter, 662hp, 631lb-ft, supercharged V8 engine. Essentially an evolution of the Ford GT's V8, when it came to developing the GT500 the main areas of concern was ...
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Abraham Mendoza May 21, 2012
GT500 just has weight to it, it sounds cool and classy, I like it.
Thibault Leroy May 21, 2012
yea GT650 sounds awesome but i can see why they would want to keep GT500
Alex Arvanitis May 21, 2012
It's not a production car Zach, Also interesting fact, koenigseggs earlier cars used a 4.6 ford mill they tuned to 550-650hp then they made their own v8.
Zain Sheikh May 21, 2012
It's about heritage
Brady Jacoby May 21, 2012
Nah. That's not a stupid question. I think GT650 sounds pretty cool for this.
Marco Saldana May 21, 2012
That's why they should just call it Cobra.
Mikey Jimenez May 21, 2012
@Dustin wow that has to be the stupidest question I've ever seen.
Joe Fats Harper May 21, 2012
Gt500 is the classic name
Dustin Isaiah Charles Kingsbury May 21, 2012
Why isn't it the gt650 then?
Description: Jay was given the amazing privilege of being the first citizen outside of Ford to drive these high-performance models, and in this awesome first look he takes the $54,000 Shelby GT500 for a long-await...
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Mikey Jimenez May 23, 2012
@Jared 1994 Chevy C1500. It was my dads but I recently bought it from him.
Dave Stewart May 23, 2012
In car aspects Leno in an incredible inspiration and guy to look up to
Jared Palmer May 22, 2012
Mikey, what year? I'm starting my 383 build this weekend for my 69 c10
Mikey Jimenez May 21, 2012
@Abraham I meant I'm not making the same power as Tim that why I said "ONLY!" O and did I mention that I had a truck.
Laguna Seca May 21, 2012
Jay, the guy even richest guys envy. He gets a lot of amazing opportunities.
Abraham Mendoza May 21, 2012
Only? Ha, sounds like good numbers to me, but sounds reliable though if its putting "only" that much power.
Mikey Jimenez May 21, 2012
I actually have a 383 stroker myself, but I'm only making 350HP and 425lbft at the wheel tho.
Patrick Schalk May 21, 2012
Yeah I have 285/40/19s on my car and it'll put the power down pretty well. I'm sure my suspension stuff plays a part in that though. Tim get a big blower!
Austin Jobes May 21, 2012
get to take one of the babys to prom next year :)). my girlfriends grandma let me take her 81 trans am. battery had an issue. my girls ma is buyin this and lettin me take it. so excited.
Tim Preisinger May 21, 2012
Small block. 383. Would need to change the heads out too if I was going to go with a blower. Can't really afford that right now sadly
Mikey Jimenez May 21, 2012
@Tim Big Block or Small Block?
Tim Preisinger May 21, 2012
I have 275's in the rear of my Nova and on the street they hook up just fine with a little under 600hp. Would love to get a blower someday too. Also, nice lookin Vette!
rahp May 21, 2012
man finally a test drive in the real world ..... no crying about the solid rear axle!! I would trade my 2010 but the cheapest I found out of four dealerships was $74,000. that is a $20,000 dealer markup ... that was before Carroll Shelby died ....
Barry Boo Wilson May 21, 2012
Awesome car but give me the Boss. I'll take the money saved and make it faster.
Alex Arvanitis May 21, 2012
I have 315/40/18's on my car, they hook well enough. I want 335/35/18's but I cant fit them easily on my cobra. The 2013 gt500 with 335 Hoosiers (dr's) and a 4500rpm launch control start should run low low 11's/ 10.90's
Trent Bourgeois May 21, 2012
Thanks man. I'm in college and all I could do so far is repaint it. This summer redoing interior flaws (since I got this one for 10500). It has around 400 with the parts on it, but it's wicked fast. Doing AFR heads cam within a year. Aiming for 500.
Trent Bourgeois May 21, 2012
With this power I would expect 320's + in the rear. Kinda wondering about 285's. That's about what my Vette has and it was ment for 350 hp/tq.
Justin Routh May 21, 2012
The hp and torque in this engine is crazy good
Avery Williams May 21, 2012
Jay and I couldn't have agreed anymore, you can ONLY buy this car as a stick, not an automatic!!!
Mikey Jimenez May 21, 2012
This thing is awesome! All it needs now is a IRS and 305s in the back.
Tim Preisinger May 21, 2012
Amazing car! And what a bang for the buck
Dillon Dixon May 21, 2012
I would want the 1965 Shelby GT350 over all of those cars. That's my ultimate dream car right there. The 2013 GT500 is so freaking amazing. I won't be able to contain myself when I see one in person.
Tyler Brady May 21, 2012
I could not love a human baby more than I love this car!!
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin May 21, 2012
The FORD Boss 302 & GT500 is the perfect 1,2 punch; now throw in the 5.0 you get the perfect combination of sport cars for your money!!!!
Carlton Salmon May 21, 2012
Caroll Shelby's Mustang masterpiece. The GT500 has done him proud. Thank you for your legacy and RIP Mr. Shelby.
Tin Nguyen May 21, 2012
Would luv to drive one.... Brad is right. Great value. What else can you get for $54000 with over 600hp and torque? None!
Charlie Stratton May 21, 2012
I can't believe people want a camero I would take the Shelby
Duncan Jolley May 21, 2012
All of those performance numbers for only $54,000? That's is a great deal.
Scott Lenahan May 21, 2012
What a monster that car is.
Lou Guerrero May 21, 2012
I'd want this motor in a Ford GT.
Brad Wood May 21, 2012
By far the est value in the sports car market. That is coming from a guy who is not much of a mustang fan.
Jack Higgins May 21, 2012
I love my 2010. I'm thinking about selling it and getting this one.
Phillip Greene May 21, 2012
I seen one on i45 in the woodlands yesterday looks exactly like the last one not very loud either must have butterflies
Dylan Brown May 21, 2012
Man I can't believe these have finally been released, the 18th a friend of mine picked his up
Patrick R. Manuel May 21, 2012
It's a Shelby cobra I thought?
Maurice Gamble May 21, 2012
Hey jay, love the ac cobra in the background
Max Waite May 21, 2012
I'll take the Boss 302, thank you very much.
Thomas Isnt Green May 23, 2012
Mustangs and camaros r a close call to me but GTRs no... No... No,not at all they seem rice like even when they come out of the factory....silly goose
Eli Dirk May 23, 2012
Chevy camaro is much better.
Eli Dirk May 23, 2012
@thomas no gtr's r not cheaply biult. Nissan makes good quality cars that last a lifetime. And Ford on the other hand know cheeeeeeeap
Conner Gauze May 22, 2012
I'd still rather have a new Camaro Zl1
Paul Lissona May 22, 2012
Yah I dont like gtrs either, they're pretty boring to me.
Thomas Isnt Green May 21, 2012
Gtrs r a no go 4 me mustangs rock my world and I've been in both and I'd hav 2 say mustangs they drive smoother faster and they last forever GTRs r cheaped out and fall apart and mustangs just win all together AMERICAN PRIDE
Christoffer Wassberg May 21, 2012
And before people know the 2013 s302 has 700 hp its supercharged has intercooler with race suspension to make it lighter and more agile the the 500 and its top speed is 210 and it looks better
Abraham Mendoza May 21, 2012
This better not be an argument with the GTR, this car is for fun and being loud, the GTR is for....being quicker out of the corners. I'm a Chevy guy, but I'd rather have this over the GTR.
Tim Preisinger May 21, 2012
I personally think the Shelby is a better bang for the buck then the GTR. Sure, the GTR is a little faster in the quarter and around the track. But it's also almost 40k more expensive.
chikenbag May 21, 2012
nice canadian tuxedo, Denim Dan
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin May 21, 2012
If the GT500 was AWD would the Nissan GTR have a shot?
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin May 21, 2012
The Nissan GTR may be quicker off the line & in the quarter mile because its AWD but the GT500 is flat out faster with 200mph
Mikey Jimenez May 21, 2012
@Scott no one is saying that.
Scott Gracey May 21, 2012
This is a nice car, as is the gtr, but saying one is better than the other because it has more hp is the dumbest thing I've ever heard
rahp May 21, 2012
is the zl1 supposed to compare to this ..... Lmao!!!
Mikey Jimenez May 21, 2012
@Rockesh They're not in the same class, the Corvette ZR1 is better than the GT-R but they're not in the same class so what's your point?
Christoffer Wassberg May 21, 2012
My aunt and uncle own a stock s281 stock and beat a keaton sacrys 2010 gt500
Rockesh Boulder May 21, 2012
@Mikey The gtr is still better
Mikey Jimenez May 21, 2012
@Alex you put this on every page, we get it!!
Alex Arvanitis May 21, 2012
Ford built the most powerful production v8 in the world, they put a very conservative tune so it won't have an astirix: "also the most blown up production engine" A tune, bolt ons, and slicks will put this car in the 9's. 725whp territory.
Mikey Jimenez May 21, 2012
@Keiler shut up dude, this has more HP and it's less expensive.
Keiler Countryman May 21, 2012
Nissan gtr is the best bang for your buck
Justin Routh May 21, 2012
@Dhruv what does that have to do with anything?
Jason Brower May 21, 2012
I love the wheels on there. Almost look like rotiform blq. Nice.
Dillon Dixon May 21, 2012
I want the 65 Gt350!
Andrew Hubbard May 21, 2012
When Jay isn't dressed up he's always like this, it's his car working clothes. :p
Greg Lewis May 21, 2012
Justin is just saying his car preference, which is fine. But the the s281 beating it? That I'd love to see....
Scott Gracey May 21, 2012
I feel like every article leno is in he's always wearing the same outfit
Bruce-Almighty Tumblin May 21, 2012
Never mind Justin or Chris they are high on drugs or something lol Shm@ them
Zack Hartman May 21, 2012
Christoffer neither of those cars have close to the same hp this would destroy both
Christoffer Wassberg May 21, 2012
The saleen s302 extreme or s281 would smoke this thing in a straight line or a circuit track because the more horse power and racing suspension
Brady Jacoby May 21, 2012
Leno: Yuuhh man. Ah like it. Pasanger: OH MY GOD!! Slow down Jay!!