2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Revealed With 700+ Horsepower To Vanquish Camaros And Hellcats
Witness the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, which promises supercar-slaying performance along with enough high-tech gadgets to make even 007 envious. At the heart of the vehicle is a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that pumps out in excess of 700 horsepower. Rumors suggest that the engine could out around 750 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque. Just listen to that damn thing in the tweet below:
It's mated to a TREMEC 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends power to the rear wheels with a composite carbon fiber driveshaft. Brembo brakes are employed to bring this beastly performer to a stop, with 6-piston calipers with 420mm rotors up front and 4-piston with 370mm rotors in the back.
With regards to styling you'll find a huge gaping wire mesh grille up front, hood vents to expel heat from the monstrous motor, and swollen rear fenders. There are air splitters both front and rear, and a huge fixed wing on the rear deck. You'll find 20-inch flow-formed aluminum wheels at each corner that are wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires (carbon fiber wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tire are optional).
As for technology, there's electronic line-lock, launch control, a 12-inch LCD instrument cluster, FordPass Connect (4G LTE hotspot), SYNC 3, and a thumpin' 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system.
What everyone wants to know, however, is how fast will this monster be and how much will cost. On the first point, all Ford is saying at the moment is that the vehicle hit 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds and will cover the 1/4-mile mark in less than 11 seconds. As for price, the Mustang Shelby GT350 starts at $59,140 so you can expect perhaps $75,000 or more for the Mustang Shelby GT500.