Rating a Shelby GT500′s powerPublished May 26, 2013
Some cars just have to brag. Take the Shelby GT500 Mustang, for instance. Taking its cue from Eleanor, the silver Gone in Sixty Seconds bullet that recently sold for $1.1 million, a Shelby stole the show at the Expo Performance 24 in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
According to Jalopnik, the Shelby made quite a spectacle of itself when it got its turn on the Expo’s dynamometer, which measures an engine’s power. While an enthralled crowd looked on, Jalopnik reports, the big Mustang “got all revved up when BOOM, this great spectacle of destruction happened.”
The dynamometer was blown to smithereens, but the Mustang appears to have taken a hit too, very likely sustaining suspension and transmission issues.
I think it’s safe to say that if the car blows up the dynometer, it’s powerful. Ridiculously, insanely, over-the-top powerful.
You can watch the YouTube video here. You can tell when the dyno is getting ready to blow because the crowd suddenly goes from slack-jawed admiration to high-tailing it the heck out of the way.
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