The new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has been teased for what seems like eternity, but the American automaker has finally unveiled the new muscle car and it does NOT disappoint.
The all-new GT500 comes into the world as the most powerful street-legal Ford ever built, thanks to its incredible supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that packs over 700 horsepower. This hand-built engine's 2.65-liter root-type supercharger and air-to-liquid intercooler are tucked right in the V8 engine valley. Mated to this engine is a TREMEC 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. There's no word about a manual transmission.
“With its supercar-level powertrain, the all-new Shelby GT500 takes the sixth-generation Mustang to a performance level once reserved only for exotics,” said Hermann Salenbauch, global director, Ford Performance vehicle programs. “As a Mustang, it has to be attainable and punch above its weight. To that end, we’ve set a new standard among American performance cars with our most powerful street-legal V8 engine to date, plus the quickest-shifting transmission ever in a Mustang for all-out precision and speed.”
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Ford has made sure that the new 2020 GT500 has the right equipment installed to handle all of its power. This includes electronic power steering unit, light-weight coil springs (front and rear), active MagneRide suspension, custom Ford Performance-spec Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, six-piston Brembo brake calipers and a lot more.
There are also two packages that will further the GT500's performance. The first is the Handling Package that adds adjustable strut top mount and a spoiler with a Gurney flap. The second is the Carbon Fiber Track Package that features 20-inch exposed carbon fiber wheels, Michelin Pilot
There ya have it, the new 2020 Shelby GT500 is not only the most powerful street-legal Ford, but also the quickest street-legal Mustang ever. Pricing and a delivery window have not been announced as of yet.