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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.
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