Watch A 2014 Shelby GT500 Do A 2.7-Mile Top Speed Run

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Watch A 2014 Shelby GT500 Do A 2.7-Mile Top Speed Run

It’s a few years old, but 662 hp is still plenty of power.

In 2014, the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was one of the meanest American muscle cars available. But, things change, and the current GT500 boasts quite a bit more power. For its latest video, the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds gets ahold of the older model to see how the coupe performs.

As a refresher, the 2014 Ford Shelby GT500 has a supercharged 5.8-liter V8 making 662 horsepower (494 kilowatts) and 631 pound-feet (855 Newton-meters) of torque. A six-speed manual sends the power to the rear wheels.

The driver goes easy on the clutch with a gentle roll at the beginning before flooring the throttle. The acceleration up to 155 miles per hour (249 kilometers per hour) happens quickly, but the gearshift at that speed slows down the rate of the speed increase. For the story and video, check out this article from Motor 1.

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