To start, that’s 70 hp more than the most powerful Chevrolet Camaro in the portfolio, the 2018 Camaro ZL1, with 650 hp. The rumored power output comes from an unverified document posted to the Mustang6G forum and also says to expect 650 pound-feet of torque (matching the Camaro ZL1) from a 5.2-liter version of the DOHC Coyote V8 engine.
Lastly, the 2020 Shelby GT500 is rumored to tip the scales at 4,225 pounds, which is quite a bit heftier than the 3,883-pound Camaro ZL1. However, the extra (rumored) power from the GT500 would actually give it a more favorable power-to-weight ratio than the Camaro.
Thus far, the Camaro team has remained silent on whether we’ll see another variant that ups the ante in the pony car war. Dodge has since circled both the Camaro and Mustang with its Hellcat and Demon models producing over 700 horsepower for years. We should see more of the Shelby GT500 in the coming months as it prepares for an early 2019 debut.