When the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 first debuted earlier in January, Ford levelled the ground with some daring claims, together with that the Shelby GT500 would pack over 700 hp and is by far probably the most superior Mustang ever made for the road, monitor or drag strip. It’s powered by a hand-built 5.2 litre supercharged V8 that’s paired with a Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, which it mentioned is ready to shift easily in lower than 100 milliseconds. Effectively, the Blue Oval has formally launched the numbers – the V8 engine produces 760 hp and 847 Nm of torque (primarily based on SAE J1349 requirements), making it probably the most highly effective street-legal Ford ever with probably the most power- and torque-dense supercharged manufacturing V8 engine on the planet.
Superlatives apart, the GT500 is able to managing the zero to 98 km/h dash in underneath three.5 seconds, and it does so with out an all-wheel drive system. A carbon-fibre driveshaft is employed to channel energy to the rear wheels, and the transmission options various drive modes, corresponding to Regular, Slippery, Sport, Drag and Observe. It additionally has line-lock and rpm-selectable launch management by Observe Apps. There’s additionally a 12-inch full-colour LCD instrument cluster for the driving force, a high-performance, custom-tuned 12-speaker B&O Play premium audio system, in addition to an eight-inch SYNC three touchscreen head unit with SiriusXM and FordPass Join.
Elsewhere, the GT500 will get cutting-edge energetic chassis expertise, track-bred Michelin tyres and large Brembo brakes. Its suspension geometry has been tweaked, and it additionally will get a brand new digital energy steering. The automotive is sprung by light-weight coil springs, whereas damping is managed by a set of next-generation energetic MagneRide suspension. Ford claims this setup offers the highest-ever lateral acceleration from a Mustang. The cabin will get race-inspired supplies and distinctive trimmings, together with unpainted carbon-fibre appliqué and new door panel inserts completed in Darkish Slate Miko suede with distinction stitching. Recaro racing seats with heavy aspect bolsters and pass-throughs for security harnesses are non-obligatory, so in the event you’re not a monitor junkie, maybe the power-adjustable seats with Miko suede inserts can be a extra appropriate alternative.
The Shelby GT500’s exterior shell has been extensively redesigned, with a double entrance grille opening to offer 50% extra cool airflow versus the Shelby GT350. It options Ford’s most superior aero elements and downforce ever provided on the Mustang, and the automotive’s design was impressed by a contemporary fighter jet. Even the wheels are excessive tech. Hardcore drivers can go for the Carbon-Fibre Observe Package deal which comes with 20-inch unpainted CF wheels (the rear wheels are half an inch wider at 11.5-inch), adjustable uncovered CF GT4 monitor wing and splitter wickers with built-in dive aircraft. The rear seat is deleted to scale back extra weight. These preferring slightly bit extra subtlety can go for the Dealing with Package deal, which comes with adjustable strut prime mounts and spoiler with Gurney flap.