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2013 Mustang to get GT500 styling cues, increase in horsepower
To keep on par with Camaro, I can definitely see the Coyote getting 425 BHP crank. But I hope the torque is pushed decently above 400ft-lbf crank too. Peak HP numbers are nothing, especially at low and mid range RPM bandwidths without torque to back that HP number up.
As for the GT500 getting above 600 BHP crank, that would either be in reply to or in preparation for Chevy's ZL1. The ZL1 is supposed to get well above 600 BHP crank with its 6.2L and TVS supercharger. It only makes sense the GT500 at least keep up if not stomp the ever living S*** out of the new Camaro top trim.
Looking at these spy shots and seeing as how the entire body (below the window line) is wrapped in camo, I'm thinking it may be more than just a new front end and tail lights. Although it's hard to really see anything from the below spy shots.
I can see two things happening with the way the HP numbers are starting to climb: The insurance rates will go through the roof or Ford will begin to limit the power, especially with the mandated MPG requirements steadily on the rise.
I'm sure hp will not reach anywhere near that level. Those mandated MPG requirements will strangle any chance of that happening. Mileage and hp just dont go together very well.
Those spy shots of the next stang doesnt say much at all. Looks just like any S197 with black vinyl all over. Roof line will apparently stay the same.
so it sounds like they just need to move back and forth on them taillights and we'll all be set with our replacement models. I've been waiting for them to get rid of the angled lights, but i like the sequencing during signal changes...my 2005 is still running strong with only 184k miles so i can wait for the new lights!
One thing I DID notice in those spy shots is the lack of that horrible plastic that goes around the bottom and back of the car. Look behind the rear wheel and you'll see that it's painted, like the '05-'09's, with a lower diffuser like the '05-'09 Shelby's. If that is true, then I still have hope Ford can get the *** right.
Roush Stage 1 #0007
Roush after-cat exhaust
19x9/19x10 silver AMR wheels with Mickey Thompson Street Radials
Fully optioned with red interior.
Nascar is using the Mustang now so they have to keep the aero in mind thus restyling of the front & back of the car.
Nothing makes me happyer than to see a bunch of Mustangs racing & beating the other brands, just my .02, Gigger
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