Shelby GT500 Pricing
The Ford Shelby GT500 will start at a MSRP of $70,000. This price is well below the competitors all while having the 700 horsepower. The car will also come equipped with carbon fiber wheels and a 7 speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and the famous Recaro seats. This places the GT500 well below other automobiles with these features.
Shelby GT500 Review
This is the 6th generation Mustang, and Ford has over 55 years behind this product. This makes the Ford Shelby with a unibody chasis with rear independent suspension extremely strong. A drag strip and curvy roads are no match for this car, as it is not a one trick pony. The gauges on the dash have been replaced with a 12 inch color display, while the sat nav and radio have been replaced with an 8 inch SYNC touchscreen.
The clutch pedal is missing, but that doesn’t really matter when you apply the brakes, thanks to the massive Brembo 16.5 inch rotors and 6.5 caliper pistons. If you order the handling package, the vehicle will come with front struts that have adjustable caster and camber plates, perfect for racing tight turns.
And if that is not what you are looking for, you can instead opt for the Carbon Fiber Track Pack which includes 11.5 inch wide carbon fiber wheels, drive planes and the GT4 Track Spoiler. Beware this package does not come with rear seats. This version of the Ford Shelby GT has more down force than any Ford ever built.
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Specs
- Price: MSRP $70,000
- Engine: 5.2L Supercharged V8
- Horsepower: 700+
- 0-60 mph: 3.3 Seconds
- Torque: 650lb-ft
- Top Speed: 200mph+ (currently unknown)
Shelby GT500 Engine
Under the hood of the Shelby GT500 you will find a 5.2 liter aluminum alloy V8 paird with a supercharger. The Engine is hand built and features wire-arc cylinder liners which help save in weight, in addition to flow aluminum cylinder heads. Ford also made larger forged connecting rods. The most interesting part of the engine is the patented baffle system that directs oil to where it is needed while also reducing vibration and adding structural strength. This results in 700+ horsepower and over 650lb-ft of torque.
Shelby GT500 Supercharger
Equipped with a 2.65 liter Roots style supercharger and integrated liquid-to-air intercooler, paired with the V8 engine make this more complex than any Ford we’ve seen before its time. Ford worked endless hours to keep the weight and height down to the bare minimum by tucking the blower as low as possible. This means that the hood wouldn’t be raised and the weight of the engine can sit lower in the vehicle.
Shelby GT500 Transmission
When I drive a supreme sports car, I want to do it in manual. This is extremely disappointing because Ford is not releasing this vehicle with a six or seven speed manual transmission. Instead, they are opting to go with the Tremec seven speed dual-clutch unit that can shift gears smoothly in under 100 milliseconds.
The good thing is, you can place this into different driving modes including: sport, slipper, normal, track and drag. It’s also noteworthy to mention it features a line lock and RPM selectable launch control paired with track apps.
Shelby GT500 Brakes
The 2020 Shelby GT500 will have larger brakes than any domestic car ever built. Brembo will supply the 6 piston fixed calipers in the front and the 4 pistons in the back. These are not made from ceramic but instead it’s a new 2 piece design that measures a whopping 16.5 inches. The hubs are aluminum which means they can cool off extremely fast.
Shelby GT500 Looks
Ford included adjustable caster and camber plates on the shock towers. They allow the Magneride to hold onto their angles. The Carbon Fiber Track Pack adds 20 inch carbon fiber wheels that are 1/2 inch wider on the rear as well. Compared to the 2019 Shelby GT500, the 2020 has 50% more air intake on the area of the front grilles because of the 8 heat ex-changers. The engine itself has two coolant radiators and an oil cooler also. As mentioned before, the supercharger has 2 heat ex-changers. There are also heat ex-changers for the transmission, differential and AC condenser. All of these add weight to the front of the vehicle but this is offset by the carbon fiber driveshaft and insane down force created by the rear spoiler.
Check out this video teaser about the GT500 Ford has released: