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The Ford Shelby GT500 is back and it’s more powerful than ever. Like its rivals, it’s packing a supercharged V8, but compared to the 6.2-liter engines in the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, the Shelby has a comparatively tiny 5.2-liter V8. It doesn’t matter, though, because Ford is still promising “over 700 horsepower,” which would best both its rivals. This is the most powerful Mustang ever.

It’s also one of the angriest and most aggressive. Supporting that first point, we have video of the car revving right as we were preparing to film. And the second point? Well, just look at it. The GT500 wears a menacing body with hugely flared wheel arches hiding 20-inch wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2. The rear wing is huge, and the gaping front fascia hides six heat extractors above and behind a knife-like front…

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