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