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The introduction of the Camaro ZL1 didn’t bring balance to the muscle car wars, it has only reignited them. According to sources inside Ford, the 2013 version of the Shelby GT500 will up its output some more, this time laying down 600-hp.

In fact, it may be more than that, with a 620-hp number pegged. How Ford will get that number is through the use of a larger displacement engine, with the current 5.4-liter block being expanded to 5.8-liters. The current Eaton M112 supercharger will also be traded for a TVS unit – the very same one used in the Corvette ZR1.

With the added power, the 2013 GT500 should hit 60 mph in just about 4.0 seconds (not much change due to traction), while the quarter-mile time should drop by as much as half a second, possibly dipping the super Mustang into the 11 second range.

As for the rest of the vehicle, expect it to keep the solid rear axle – for now.
Get more: 2013 Shelby GT500 at AutoGuide.com
 

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When will Ford come out of the 50's and 60's by getting rid of the solid rear axel in this car? :huh:
 

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When will Ford come out of the 50's and 60's by getting rid of the solid rear axel in this car? :huh:

I think the leaf springs in the corvettes are just and ancient as solid axles..
 

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When will Ford come out of the 50's and 60's by getting rid of the solid rear axel in this car? :huh:
The rear end on their cars is bullet proof

Thats why a lot of chevy guys convert to it :thumbsup:

But I hear what your saying

Some more advancement in suspension and brakes from Ford would be nice

I feel sorry for the guys who shell out 70k for one of these cars

Cause when they meet me on the road

I'm going to just beat their ASS *

& send'em home with a tail between their legs

 

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The rear end on their cars is bullet proof

Thats why a lot of chevy guys convert to it :thumbsup:

But I hear what your saying

Some more advancement in suspension and brakes from Ford would be nice

I feel sorry for the guys who shell out 70k for one of these cars

Cause when they meet me on the road

I'm going to just beat their ASS *

& send'em home with a tail between their legs


And then there is me and my little Cobalt who will make them cry even louder. ;)
 

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I think the leaf springs in the corvettes are just and ancient as solid axles..
The difference is, Leaf Springs work.
 

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you might be upset to know it but the ford mustang with its solid axle out handles the 5th gen camaros with the IRS suspension.

Solid axles will never perform like a good IRS setup, however with things like a watts link and proper spring setups they handle just fine.

Plus a Mustang is a Pony car and is not really ment to compete with the corvette.

They tried the IRS before in cobras i think between 03-04 years and all those guys are converting to solid axles
 

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Its still early, the ZL1 does not come out till aprox. Feb of next year, lets see if GM returns the Volly??? Almost 100 more HP, I hope they do something with the brakes. You got to be able to stop that pig!
 

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The rear end on their cars is bullet proof

Thats why a lot of chevy guys convert to it :thumbsup:

But I hear what your saying

Some more advancement in suspension and brakes from Ford would be nice

I feel sorry for the guys who shell out 70k for one of these cars

Cause when they meet me on the road

I'm going to just beat their ASS *

& send'em home with a tail between their legs

Yeah it's gotta be a huge dump in morale for you to have one of those and you cross a C5 Z and get totally walked on!:devil:
 
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