We know it doesn't have 200 horsepower, nor does it get 200 miles per gallon; but it has a top speed of 200 MPH! 200 miles per hour in a Mustang? Who would have ever thought that a production Mustang would be able to ever hit those kinds of speeds like a Ferrari or Lamborghini?!
Is this new Mustang a supercar eater? Is it worthy of that title? Let's see: It has 650HP, 600lb.-ft tq, reaches 200 miles per hour, reaches 0-60 MPH in 3.5 seconds. Yes, i'd say it is a supercar eater.
Oh! and the best number of all? The price; it retails for $54,000 in the US. It seems like a lot of money (which it is), but it is the best bang-for-your-buck sports car for around $50-60k. No other car for that same price range comes with that amount of power and performance than the GT500 does.
The Mustang GT500 seems to be one of the best new sports cars around, which it might be; but try taking it around a set of corners or a track (somewhere else besides a drag strip), and there you might see some of the weaknesses of their semi-flawed equation for the GT500: massive power + RWD = ?
All-in-all, the 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 seems like a great track day/weekend driver/or even a daily driver for those who have the need or desire for a 650 horsepower sports car, which surprisingly doesn't get the dreaded gas guzzler's tax.
source/pictures: autoblog, insideline