The Most Powerful Street Legal Ford EVER – 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500
Written by Clair M.
When the GT500 leaked a few months back, it sent the entire automotive industry on its head. Last week, Ford released even more details that caused an even bigger commotion.
“The all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 will produce 760 horsepower and 625 lb. -ft of torque, making it the most powerful street-legal Ford ever- with the most power- and torque-dense supercharged production V8 engine in the world.”
Engine & Performance
Armed with a 5.2L supercharged cross-plane crank V8, this monster of an engine under the hood sounds like it means business. But Ford is no stranger to customization options, with the 4 different exhaust modes you can make this Shelby as quiet or loud as you want. Watch Road and Track’s video on the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s Four Exhaust Modes.
Offering a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, its claimed that the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 can run the quarter mile in less than 11 seconds reaching 60 MPH on 3.5 seconds.
With all these stats, this makes this the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 the fastest production Mustang ever. EVER.
We haven’t even touched the specs of the GT500 Carbon Fiber Track Pack.
Carbon Fiber Track Pack:
- 20-inch exposed carbon fiber wheels
- Adjustable strut top mounts
- Exposed carbon fiber instrument panel
- Exposed carbon fiber GT4 track wing
- Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 Tires – 305/30R20 front, 315/30R20 rear
- Rear seat delete
- RECARO leather-trimmed seats with Miko suede inserts
- Splitter wickers
- Wheel locking kit
The GT500 exterior is much like the leaked photos back in October. Although based largely off the GT350 platform, the GT500 features an aggressive new front fascia. The GT500 has blacked out the area of the bumper over in front of the crash support that coincides with the massive functional hood vent, aggressive splitter and black wire-mesh upper and lower grilles. But the exterior design of this vehicle isn’t just for looks.
Ford announced that the GT500 was meticulously designed for better airflow and aerodynamics. This baby can produce up to 550 pounds of downforce which allows it to travel faster through a corner by increasing the vertical force on the tires, thus creating more grip.
Its just fancy talk for faster on a racetrack.
The defining features you expect to see on numerous GT500s are:
- 20” flow-formed gloss black wheels (or optional 20” carbon fiber wheels)
- Unique rear spoiler
- Revised rear fascia
- Larger exhaust tips
- Signature GT500 badging
- Exclusive rear splitter
- Functional hood vent with removable rain tray and self-locating hood pins
- Optional Over-The-Top Stripe Packages: Vinyl or Painted
- Optional Carbon Fiber Instrumental Panel
Wait, wait! There are also new colors that you can sport in the GT500.
Red Hot Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Twister Orange Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
Is it the alcantara on the steering wheel? Maybe the carbon fiber instrumental panel or the door panels in faux suede with accent stitching? The 2020 GT500 has several touches that sets apart this model from the rest of the Mustang lineup. Not to mention, you also have a beautiful optional two-tone Recaro seats with the iconic Shelby snake stitched right in the back of the seat!
The biggest change though is the gear shifter. Similar to the newer Ford Fusions, Edges, and Explorers you’ll catch the new gear selector dial. WOAH.
Some more interior options come with the GT500 Technology Package:
- B&O Sound System by Bang & Olufsen.
- Voice-activated touchscreen Navigation.
- Blind Spot Information System with cross-traffic alert.
- 3-Setting Memory Seat Feature.
- Mirrors – heated, memory, turn signal and Cobra puddle lamps.
Now, one of the most important factors. Price. That hasn’t been announced yet. BUT, we do know that another Shelby GT500 announcement is coming July 4th.
We know you’re ready to shop for your new Mustang. Whether it be a 2019 Mustang GT or if your eagerly awaiting the 2020 Shelby GT500, at Hacienda Ford we can answer any question you have about purchasing your new 2019/2020 Mustang.
Located in Edinburg, minutes away from McAllen, Hacienda Ford strives to provide the best-in-class experience where customers know that we are their trusted friends for their transportation needs. Call our sales department today at (956) 348-1346!