The 2020 Shelby GT500 is the ultimate Ford Mustang — and you can easily equip one to more than $100,000. Today I’m going to review the Shelby GT500, and I’m going to show you all the quirks and features of the new GT500. Then I’m going to get it out on the road and see how it drives.
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The 2020 Shelby GT500 produces 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque, making it the most powerful production car Ford has ever built.The 5.2L crossplane V8 engine shares an upgraded block with the Shelby GT350, as well as plasma sprayed cylinder liners. On top sits a 2.65L supercharger, with a clutch that never decouples, encouraging endless boost in the manifold.
Its top speed is 195 mph (314 km/h),but in America it is limited to 180 mph (290 km/h). The Michelin PS4S tires are upgraded to Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 with the GT500 Carbon Fiber Track Pack.Optionally, the GT500 can look even more like a race car with a massive carbon fiber GT4 wing and front splitter wickers.
The former is only available as part of a pricey Carbon Fiber Track Package but the latter can also be optioned as part of a much cheaper Handling Pack. While the GT500 carries a high price tag, which we’ll discuss later, don’t expect more luxury than a standard Mustang. Other interior differences include optional Recaro racing buckets, which exist as an option in place of heated and ventilated leather chairs.