The GT500 is dominated by its 5.8-liter, 662hp, 631lb-ft, supercharged V8 engine. Essentially an evolution of the Ford
GT's V8, when it came to developing the GT500 the main areas of concern was getting 650hp, 600lb-ft and 200mph out of it. The result was the most powerful production V8 in the world. All these targets have been met by Ford's SVT division, whose chief engineer Jamal Hameedi recently visited Jay Leno's Garage bringing along the Shelby GT500 as well as a Ford Mustang Boss 302.