- The 760-horsepower Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang is the most powerful street machine the car maker has ever built.
- Its powertrain is derived from both the Le Mans-winning Ford GT supercar and Ford’s GT4 racers.
- In a first, the GT500 will have a dual-clutch, seven-speed transmission when it goes on sale next year. The 0-60 time should be around three seconds.
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The flashy Ford GT supercar has 650 horsepower. But that’s nothing compared with the new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and its staggering 760 ponies. The attendant 625 pound-feet of torque comes from a supercharged V8 engine.
That motor makes just 526 horsepower in the current Shelby GT350 and 350R. We’ve been waiting for the GT500 ever since it was teased at the Detroit Auto Show a few years ago and officially unveiled earlier this, but without a specific power rating.
But the Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most powerful car Ford has produced in in 116-year history, and it now joins the mega-horsepower party. (Ford hasn’t yet revealed pricing.)
Ford is pitching the car as a supercar challenger. And why not? On paper, it’s more of a beast than some Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Porsches.
Let’s take a close look:
The Shelby GT500 will join the Ford Performance lineup, which already included the Shelby GT350 and GT350R, as well as the Ford GT supercar. Colors "include Rapid Red, Twister Orange, and Iconic Silver," Ford said. Stripes are extra.
The Shelby GT500 is low and mean.
Six heat exchangers for the supercharged V8 hide behind that Cobra badge. And the functional louvered hood vent increases aerodynamic downforce.
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