2020 Ford Shelby GT500 First Look
2020 Ford Shelby GT500 First Look By Auto Critic Steve Hammes
The current Shelby GT350 is the most incredible Mustang I’ve ever driven, with its 5.2-liter V8 making beautiful and rebellious sounds.
But arriving this fall is a Mustang that aims to deliver even more outrageousness.
Meet the 2020 Shelby GT500; with more than 700 horsepower, a 0-to-60mph time in the mid 3s and a sub-11-second quarter mile. This most powerful street-legal Ford ever packs the heat of a hand-built 5.2-liter supercharged V8 teamed to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that shifts faster than any manual gearbox.
It’s been engineered with a number of drive modes including normal, slippery, sport, drag and track including a line-lock feature. Active chassis technology combines with a MagnaRide suspension, custom Michelin Pilot Sport 4S or Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires and massive 16.5” rotors stifled by 6-piston Brembo brakes to deliver a Shelby that offers the highest-ever lateral acceleration from a Mustang for hero track performance.
Two available handling packages include items such as adjustable strut mounts and a spoiler with Gurney flap.
A carbon fiber track package with 20” carbon fiber wheels and rear seat delete save weight.
Though it’s hardcore to the bone the GT500 doesn’t forgo creature comforts; for example there’s a custom-tuned 12-speaker B&O Play audio system and an 8” touchscreen. Recaro racing seats are optional.
Specific figures and pricing will be announced closer to launch.