2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – The Legend

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If Ford Motor Co. is serious about planning its future around electric vehicles, it’s hard to imagine a better curtain call for its gasoline performance cars than the 700-hp-plus 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500.

Exhaust pipes the size of paint cans — literally; they’re 5 inches across — promise n engine note to wake the dead when the most powerful production car in Ford’s history goes on sale this fall.

We can safely assume the GT500 will also be the toughest test for Ford’s “stealth mode,” an exhaust setting that allows owners to start super-powerful muscle cars without waking the whole neighborhood.
“I’m wowed by the Shelby GT500. It’s jaw-dropping,” said Mike Rey, president of the Mustang Owners Club of Southeast Michigan, the worlds’ largest Mustang club, and senior director of sales and dealer relations for Saleen Automotive, which customizes Mustangs, F-150 pickups and builds supercars.

“It’s the ultimate Mustang.”

The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit Monday.

Ford’s being stingy with details so far, but we can expect 0-60 mph times around 3.5 seconds, and 11 seconds to cover the quarter-mile, a key benchmark for drag racing.

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But the new Shelby GT500 is much more than an old, straight-line muscle car. Ford engineered the brutally powerful Shelby to rule twisting road courses, too.

To that end, the 5.2-liter V8 has an Eaton supercharger with a dedicated cooling system for intake air, 12.7 pounds of boost pressure, and an aluminum oil pan and magnesium shock tower brace to stiffen the chassis for high-speed curves and hills.

The car is so fast that engineers chose special pins to hold the hood in place at high speeds. The biggest hood louver in Ford history generates downforce to keep the GT500 planted on the road at top speed.

‘Happy at over 100 mph’
A lot of development drives took place at Virginia International Raceway, a big road course with long straightaways to test maximum power, elevation changes and sweeping curves.

“This car is really happy at over 100 mph,” Mustang chief engineer Carl Widmann said.

Magneride adaptive shocks and massive Brembo brakes — the 420 mm front rotors are the biggest on any coupe in the world, Widmann said — and 20-inch high-performance tires are standard. Options include carbon fiber wheels and rear wing.

A brand-new seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission — performance specialist Tremec’s first DCT — shifts gears in less than a tenth of a second, “markedly faster than any manual,” Ford asserts. The GT500 has paddle shifters for do-it-yourselfers, and three electronic driving modes: normal, sport and track.

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