Skip to comments.Ford Unleashes a 200 MPH Mustang
Posted on 11/16/2011 8:20:50 PM PST by FreeReign
When Chevrolet unveiled the 580 hp 2012 Camaro ZL1 and its high-tech magnetically-adjustable suspension, ostensibly claiming the title of king of the pony cars, the folks from Ford were oddly unfazed.
Dont worry, they said, wait until you see what we have in the works.
They werent kidding.
The 2013 Shelby GT500 will come packing a 650 hp supercharged engine that Ford says is the most powerful production V8 in the world. The 5.8-liter mill sends its 600 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels via a carbon fiber driveshaft.
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That is very fast and it’s not easy to do, and do it without killing yourself.
I wait to see actual data for such claims.
Thank you Ford for making the world safe for excessive excess just for the fun of it.
I’d like one. maybe just for a weekend anyway.
What do you think Enterprise, Dollar, National, Alamo etc. would get per day to rent one of these? ;-) You can pre-pay gas with rental cars, do you think they'd let you pre-pay speeding tickets?
Auto insurance for this gawdy clown car will only cost ya $400 per month.
As a former race car driver (I set a class record at the IHRA Bonneville Track in 1981) let me tell you: 200 mph is fast!
At 140 mph I could barely make out the telephone poles racing past me as I headed down the track. Back then I raced Chevy’s but I have given up on the new ones since GM became Government Motors.
It will be mine. Oh, yes. It will be mine.
I’ve done over 145 in a Supra Turbo on a highway. That was super fast. So 200 has to such a great rush.
You did it on a track. my experience was on a Hwy that the speed limit was only 55. When I dropped down to 55, felt I could get out of the car and walk.
Congratulations on the record!
I believe that! You can’t turn your head fast enough to catch a NASCAR race car fly by you when you’re next to the track at Daytona!
That’s Crazy Speed!
Are they still using a live rear axle so you break loose on every mild corner? I think they took that technology from the Model T. (just a joke folks..)
It takes someone special to be able just to calculate shifting and steering at that speed. I’ve had my 911 up to around 130 and, although I could tell she had a lot more to give, I wasn’t comfortable at all and backed off quickly. (it was legal, at Texas Motor Speedway for club event).
Will they make you sign a waiver so you dont sue ford when an accident hurts someone?
How much do these stupid things cost? I like a little performance but there comes a point when enough is enough. 135mph is probably my point of ENOUGH. I did that on a highway with a hotrodded 440 chrysler(with bias ply tires and drum brakes) back in my teen years. There just isn’t any point in it in my opinion. The roads and traffic just do not permit it.
Like I’ve told people over and over, I just don’t get interested in modern day hot rods...not when a plain ordinary standard sedan STOCK can do 120mph no problem. change out a computer chip and alter the intake and you got yourself another 10mph.
My $6000 Kawasaki will do that. I’ve had that up to 155 - And it wasn’t too bad. Loud. Very loud.
Since I became the proud owner of my first Mustang today (And my second this Friday.. Bought one for the wife) I’m gonna ping this !
Of course, I bought myself a 76 Cobra and her a 00 Convertible v6.
I’m surprised to see that the aerodynamics of the Mustang will do 200 mph.
Does this mean we will have the autobahn in the US.
It may be built to go 200 MPH, but unlike NASCAR and Formula 1 cars it is not built to crash at 200 MPH.
Try 140 on a motorcycle, and I still had 1500 RPM to go. The road becomes a thread.
I wish. We could do it in some parts of West Texas if it weren’t for the wind.
“Im surprised to see that the aerodynamics of the Mustang will do 200 mph.”
You can push a lot of air with 600 horsepower.
Sheds a whole new light on the old muscle-car songs.
With all the talk about 600 horsepower engines, 200 mph top speeds, blue tooth, satnav, and on and on with modern conveniences, I'm thinking my next car may well be one of these....
You can push a lot of air with 650 horsepower.
Original or MGT-D kit on VW platform? (I’ve always wanted to build one of the better kids like a Morgan- just for the challenge.)
I find I think the same way myself.
Maybe I am getting old?
But, yes, I think it would be fun to own one of those old MGs. They had what...65 horsepower or something like that? And the gearing was so low you could climb trees....
But they look neat, and I just think they would be a load of fun to tool around in. (Just be home before dark, LOL)
“But, yes, I think it would be fun to own one of those old MGs.” Let me clarify: A real one. Not a VW MG wannabe.
My Class 1 car(600hp LS3) will go 125+ in the dirt. I have had it up to 100mph in the whoops and it rides like a Cadillac! When I built it my choice was dirt/sand or the street. To many tards on the street and if you get a few tickets or wrecks, your screwed.
I am no pro, but it is my understanding that they did it to save money. (yeah, I know).
But the good news is it looks like this one gets a new, active high tech suspension. So who knows..maybe you can actually go around corners in it now!
If OBongo has his way it will be an Auto BAN.
Unless you drive a Dolt, er Volt from Government Motors that is...
And your life insurance policy will be automatically cancelled...or bumped up to $50,000 per year.
Would have been a great car for the good old days pre-’74 in Montana. The speed limit was just “reasonable and prudent.” Alas, those days are gone.
I remember Dad cruising across Montana at 90 in our big old ‘66 Bonneville. Not quite the same as this Mustang, though.
Probably built and marketed for police work esp. the hiway patrol on interstate 8 near El Centro.
“Ford Unleashes a 200 MPH Mustang”
Great, now I can do my 25 mile commute in less than 10 minutes!
I doubt that the aerodynamics *are* up to it. The ‘Vette will, and the Veyron and a few others, but they’re purpose-built. The Veyron will do 220, but it’ll need new tires when you’re done. Same for the ‘Vette. 650 hp is a lot, but not enough I think to really do 200. Pony cars were stoplight racers and weekend track machines, not supercars.
At the end of the day... it’s a Ford.
What? You want an electric car, doncha?
How about a solar-powered one?
Boink. Say goodnight now...
AND IT DOESNT REQUIRE A BAILOUT!It also looks ten times better looking than a camaro.Not near the clutter.
In 1969, I had my 350cc Honda Scrambler over 110 mph and then the front wheel started bouncing like a basketball. On the Mass. Pike in front of Fenway Park.
I have a 08 LS3 Vette, with a mere 436 hp. I hit 163 in the back straight at Talladega back in May, and it was still pulling hard, but I ran out of track. Smooth as silk! Another guy in our club with a Z06 hit 173, with plenty to spare. I am confident my car will do the claimed 185, and the current Z06 will come close to or exceed the 200 mph barrier. Of course, the Vette is a lot slicker than the Mustang or Camaro.
BTW, I get 28 mpg on the hwy at 70 mph. I have hit 30.4 mpg once, hwy speed at 62 mpg. And insurance is cheaper than my wife's Escalade!
Back in the 1980's, one of my idiot cousins bought himself a multi-thousand dollar bass boat with a huge six cylinder outboard motor on it.
"This baby," he beamed, "will do one hundred-thirty miles an hours!"
"Not with me in it," I replied.
And, yes, he is still among the living... but only because his wife made him sell that boat after he took her on a high speed spin.
I also read a while back, their next gen V8's will be Eco-Boost adaptable, i.e the architecture will allow for the DI.
So the question begs, with their be a 2016-8 ( or when ever ) Shelby Twin Turbo DI Eco-Boost with these gobs of HP and better mileage to boot.....