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 car was designed with three goals in mind: dominate the road, track, and drag strip.
source: Engineering Explained
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./Engineering Explained
I had the opportunity to try out the GT500 on some curvy Nevada roads, as well as on a drag strip, and a race track. On top of this.
I had discussions with Ford Mustang chief engineer, GT500 chief engineer, and a cooling systems/aero engineer for the GT500. Check out the video for all the nerdy details about the engineering of this car, as well as how it drives!