Wednesday, October 21, 2020
News 2020 Ford Mustang GT500 Covers The 0-100-0 Test In 10.6 Seconds

2020 Ford Mustang GT500 Covers The 0-100-0 Test In 10.6 Seconds

With 760-horsepower, the new 2020 Ford Mustang GT500 is the fastest of all pony cars.

By the way, that 0 to 100mph, not 100km/h. And then, back to not. Better explained, the new 2020 Ford Mustang GT500 is so freakin’ fast and powerful to it’ll launch to 100mph from a standstill and then back to a standstill in 10.6 seconds. Again, that’s 0 to 160km/h and back to a full stop in 10.6 seconds.

Let’s put this into perspective, shall we? A capable and quick VW Golf R with the DSG transmission will reach 60mph in about 5 seconds. By our estimates, this means the GT500 is clinching the 60mph mark in roughly 3.5 seconds before it hits 100mph between 2.5 and 3 seconds later. Ford won’t specify the number but we think we’re pretty close.

This insane kind of performance is made possible by the boosted 5.2-litre V8. Specifically, the V8 sports a 2.65-litre good for 12 psi of boost, which all said generates 760-horsepower at 7,300 rpm and 625 lb.-ft. of torque from 3,000 rpm all the way to the redline. Channeling all this power to the rear Torsen limited-slip differential with 3.73 gearing is a 7-speed DCT transmission – this kind of speed can only aided by an automatic transmission.

As for stopping power, the GT500 is shod with gargantuan 16.5-inch front disc rotors and some meaty Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

As such, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most powerful full-production Ford product ever. It’s actually more powerful than the brand’s supercar, the Ford GT. In fact, at 760-horsepower, only the Dodge Challenger Redeye and Demon are blessed with more power.

We are obviously, excluding hypercars, which cost 3 or more times more than the $73,995 USD Mustang. Canadian pricing is set at $94,675.


2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Photo Gallery

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 | Photo: Ford

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Engine | Photo: Ford

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 | Photo: Ford

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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