Ford revealed the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 way back in January, but it’s kept all the official performance under wraps, giving fans only a general idea of what it’ll offer. Recently, Ford unveiled the specifics of its powertrain and performance, showing this Mustang just may be a supercar-killer.
Upon its debut, we learned the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 would boast a supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 with “over 700 horsepower,” but Ford kept the official output a secret. In June, the Blue Oval let a little more info trickle out, revealing the official output would check in at 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. This power will route through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission — sorry, no manual this year — and out to a Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires wrapped around carbon-fiber wheels.
In August, we finally get a taste of the new Shelby GT500’s on-track performance. Ford announced the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 will sprint from 0 to 100 mph and slow back to a stop in just 10.6 seconds. There is still no official word on the Mustang Shelby GT500’s 0-to-60 time, but when you’re ripping off 0-to-100-to-0 runs in 10.6 seconds, you can rest assured the 0-to-60 time will fall near the mid-three-second mark, just as Ford promised in January.
Stay tuned for more updates on the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 as we approach its fall 2019 debut.