The all-new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 promises to put on quite the show at tracks all over the world thanks to more than 700 horsepower!
You know a car’s important when it floats down to the stage from the ceiling. This throwback move on behalf of Ford perfectly matches the old-school nature of Ford’s latest super-car crushing muscle car.
We love specialized versions of the Ford Mustang, as demonstrated by our coverage of the Bullitt, and the Shelby GT500 will certainly fall into this category.
As one of the worst kept secrets in the car business, the long-awaited highly expected new GT500 has finally arrived. And although Ford’s released official press information, they’re still being coy about what we all really want to know: How many horsepowers?
Ford’s all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most powerful street-legal Ford ever thanks to its supercharged 5.2-litre V8. According to Ford, it generates “more than 700 horsepower”. What gives?
The hand-built aluminum alloy 5.2-litre engine features a 2.65-litre roots-type supercharger with an air-to-liquid intercooler set in the V8’s valley. Mated to it is a TREMEC 7-speed dual-clutch transmission capable of shifts in under 100 milliseconds. As Ford puts it, this shift time is far quicker than any human could ever hope to achieve but the fact remains that true driving enthusiasts will clamor for a do-it-yourself box before long.
The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 may look like a brute but the car’s shell is fully functional, rear spoiler and diffuser and all. Developed at Ford’s motorsports technical center in North Carolina, the front fascia has double the openings compared to the Shelby GT350 for extra cooling on numerous levels. The wide front and rear fenders house GT500-specific 20×11-inch and 20×11.5-inch wheels.
The Shelby GT500’s cabin gains a huge 12-inch LCD instrument cluster, SYNC 3 with an 8-inch touchscreen, SiriusXM, carbon fiber and suede accents, and more goodies. Perhaps the most important are Recaro seats that will be optional.
We expect to see it later this summer with pricing and official horsepower number sometime before it shows up.