The 2013 Shelby GT500 actually has a top speed of 202 MPH

Say what? Yes, the 2013 Shelby GT500 has reportedly topped out at 202 mph on Italy's Nardò test track. If true, it means the 650-hp hellhorse is as fast as a Lamborghini LP 570-4 Superleggera. That's kind of a big deal.

According to MustangsDaily, SVT boss engineer Jamal Hameedi said the GT500 achieved that big number by way of the supercharged 5.8-liter V8's copious power (an extra 100 hp since 2012) and the car's improved aerodynamic profile.

No Nürburgring time yet, but maybe SVT will make an exception to its enduring 'Ring shyness — just this once.