Wednesday, January 23, 2019

2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

Behold the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, the most powerful street-legal Ford ever.

That means a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine, which Ford says will deliver more than 700 hp. That comfortably exceeds the Ford GT supercar, which comes in with a puny 647 horsepower. A TREMEC 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is standard with normal, weather, sport, drag, and track modes.
Ford Performance engineers took the Mustang platform and pushed it to the limits with a new powertrain, suspension, and more. Engineers are still tweaking the powertrain to maximize performance, including the layout of the TVS supercharger and its supporting air-to-water intercooler.

Even with the most effective powertrain, there is still the matter of putting it to the ground. Engineers continued to push the S550 chassis and suspension development. That means a new electronic power assisted steering system, lighter coil springs, and next-gen version of the MagneRide dampers.
With that much power and grip, braking force to rein in the car is just as important. The GT500 features front rotors the size of a medium pizza. Measuring 16.5 inches (420 mm) and clamped by six-piston, red-painted Brembo calipers, they are said to be the largest brakes offered on a domestic sports coupe.
Pricing details haven't been revealed but are expected to be north of $65,000.

While the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 doesn’t go on sale until the fall, the first copy has already been sold: VIN 001 was hammered at Barrett-Jackson for a cool $1.1m.