Yesterday, Ford and the United Auto Workers Union agreed on a new four year agreement that will keep Ford’s factories open, and adds a $6.2 billion investment into these factories. While this might not sounds too terribly exciting, the agreement does reveal some very cool information on the new 2013 Shelby GT500′s engine.
We’ve heard a lot of speculation about this so far. We speculated back in August that the new GT500 would hit 600 horsepower and have a 5.4-5.8 liter displacement with a supercharger. This was all speculation based around the goal of having the GT500 better than Camaro ZL1′s nearly 600 horsepower.
According to the UAW agreement, the new GT500 engine is indeed going to be a 5.8 supercharged V-8 and will be built at the Romeo Engine Assembly Plant. The engine will also be utilizing a TVS2300 supercharging unit. The plant is receiving a $50 million investment to help fund this production, and production of the 6.2 liter V-8 from the F-150.
Meanwhile, the AutoAlliance International Assembly Plant, which builds the Mustang, is also receiving a $555 million dollar investment, which it will use to produce the new Mustang and switch over from producing the Mazada 6 to instead make Ford Fusions.
So, what do you think? Do you want one of the new supercharged GT500s?
Source: Mustangs Daily