When Ford announced the 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang was coming in 2019, the automotive industry got excited. The carmaker gave us a glimpse of the pony car’s massive air intakes, big wings, and legendary performance-inspired design. One thing that we didn’t know, though, was how powerful it was going to be — until now.
Ford recently revealed 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang power specs, and the numbers are impressive.
The 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang will have the most torque-dense V8 in the world – a supercharged 5.2-litre V8 engine that offers 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. With these numbers, the 2020 Shelby will be “the most powerful street-legal Ford ever,” just as Ford told us it would be.
Along with this powerful powertrain, the Shelby will come equipped with a new dual-clutch gearbox, which can shift in less than 100 milliseconds. The Shelby’s aerodynamics will also enhance its driving experience, providing almost 550 pounds of downforce.
While the Shelby’s official zero to 100 km/h and quarter-mile times have yet to be disclosed, it’s estimated that the former will be around 3.5 seconds and the latter will come in at less than 11 seconds.
The 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang will arrive in dealerships this fall. Visit Downtown Ford to learn more about this highly anticipated arrival and schedule a test drive.