Yes, 764 Horsepower Will Get Your Shelby GT500 Into The Nines

Clearly the stock 662 horsepower in the Shelby GT500 is woefully inadequate. Lethal Performance, with a help from a handful of shops, took their Shelby up to 763.9 rear-wheel horsepower and blew a 9.77 quarter-mile pass at 148.8 miles per hour.

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As listed in this side mounted video, the driver is Jeremy Martorella of UPR Products, who Torque News points out likely did the Lethal Performance car's suspension. There's also a tune by Lund Racing, and a Wilson/Nitrous Pro Flow wet shot kit, which sounds dirty. That's where the extra 228.9 lb-ft. of torque and over 300 horsepower at the crank come from.

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Over the past decade, fuel efficiency has become normalized. We're no longer gushing over the Prius, we're buying 40 MPG Hyundais and Fords. With that in mind, seeing cars like this still in action is a beautiful thing.

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Hey Raphael, minor point of clarification... 763.9 RWHP is not directly comparable to the 662 SAE certified crank horsepower published by Ford. 763 RWHP would be closer to 900 crank HP.