Muscle car fans might not be all that interested that the UAW and Ford have just reached a contract agreement that brings $16 billion investment in US sites, secures 12,000 new jobs in the US by 2015 and brings various activities back to Ford’s US sites - whatever keeps the go-fast Blue Ovals coming is OK, we hear them say.
However, the contract does have a small but concentrated icing, letting a tiny piece of sweet information slip: the upcoming 2013 Shelby Mustang GT500 will be powered by a 5.8-liter supercharged engine.
According to the documents (we must thank MustangsDaily
for the scoop), the Romeo Engine plant will be upgraded to build a new 5.8-liter supercharged V8 powerplant that will replace the current 5.4-liter one.
Earlier reports indicated that the upcoming GT500 will bring around 600 hp to the game and the 400 cc displacement increase generating a 50-something hp increase does make sense.
Hitler is going to be even more frustrated
that before, and we’re also waiting for the Camaro ZL1