Ford’s strongest Mustang ever, the 2020 Shelby GT500, appears to be a world-beater of all kinds on paper. A mountainous 700 horsepower produced by a brand new, supercharged 5.2-liter V-Eight will supposedly rocket the muscle machine down the quarter-mile strip in beneath 11 seconds. On high of that, it will have a trick seven-speed dual-clutch automated good for getting the facility down whenever you’re hustling Hellcats and Camaro ZL1 drivers from a roll.
You’d higher hope that run would not exceed 180 miles per hour, although, as a result of Ford’s positioned an omnipotent velocity limiter on the brutish ‘Stang.
Hurrying the elephants out of the room: the Dodge Challenger Hellcat has a claimed high velocity of 199 mph whereas the Camaro ZL1 practically matches it at 198 mph. Not that that is all that related seeing as most will merely prowl metropolis streets or the drag strip the place you can by no means high out within the first place.
Automobile and Driver was the primary outlet to report the information and, upon being reached for remark by The Drive, Ford confirmed the 180 mph determine. An organization spokesperson defined to us through electronic mail that “high velocity is just one metric, and our Ford Efficiency engineers drivers have discovered the candy spot to make the all-new Shelby GT500 as quick as attainable at each street programs and the drag strip.”
The Shelby does supposedly have the chops for twists and turns given its racecar-borrowed aerodynamics. When outfitted with Ford’s Uncovered Carbon Fiber Monitor bundle, the GT500 makes 461 kilos of downforce at velocity—not too shabby for a automobile that was initially designed with straight-line efficiency as high precedence. Pair that with the ultra-quick gearbox and carbon fiber parts all through and you have your self a thoroughbred observe horse.
With that made clear, you may nonetheless be getting a automobile that reaches 60 mph from a standstill in a hair over three seconds. It is undeniably fast and, virtually definitely, the aftermarket will discover a method to take away that limiter so you’ll be able to attain full glory wherever there’s sufficient room. Simply be sure to’ve obtained the driving force mod put in when pursuing excessive triple-digit speeds.