The new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is Ford’s most powerful roadster ever, with a 5.2 V8 engine capable of developing over 700 hp.
The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the result of the meticulous work done by Ford Performance (the division that deals with sports cars) and, according to the American company, will win several records in terms of performance, technology, and equipment. It will be available starting in the fall of 2019 and will be the most powerful car ever designed by Ford. The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 should shoot from 0 to 100 km/h in about 3 seconds and travel a quarter mile in less than 11 seconds.
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 New Engine
The New Mustang Shelby GT500is equipped with a supercharged 5.2 V8 engine with a volumetric compressor capable of delivering over 700 hp (the house does not communicate the exact value). The V8 engine is all new, handmade in aluminum alloy. The transmission is entrusted to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission that transmits the motion to the rear wheels, able to go from one ratio to another in about 100 milliseconds. The gearbox has different modes of use: normal, weather, sport, drag, for acceleration and track races, for track use. This is the most precise and fastest gearbox ever equipped by a Mustang, according to Ford. Also available is the “Line Lock” system, which blocks the front brakes of the car in order to perform the so-called burnouts, the skids, and the Launch Control to perform the starts launched from a standstill.
The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is equipped with a new electronic power steering, adaptive suspension and reduced front and rear coil springs. The Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires and the more technical Pilot Sport Cup 2 were made with compounds and treads suitably adapted to the new GT500; the result is a lateral acceleration never achieved by a Mustang. The landslide system (Brembo) consists of six-piston calipers with increased dimensions, and 420 mm discs.
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Redesign
Changes to the bodywork of the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 give it a high degree of downforce and contribute to more efficient engine cooling. With the use of six radiators and a double front air intake, the Ford Performance division managed to increase the intake air flow by 50% compared to the sister GT350. To refine the design of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the team resorted to the Ford technical center wind tunnel in North Carolina, where numerous race car teams test.
New Mustang Shelby GT500 Interior & Equipment
The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra features a 12-inch color LCD for instrumentation management and an audio system with 12 speakers, adjustable via an 8-inch touch screen. The dashboard was designed with high-quality materials used on racing cars; the dashboard is made of carbon fiber panels and the door trim is in Dark Slate suede leather with embossed stitching. Recaro racing seats, also available with electric adjustment, are designed to hold the driver in track riding.
The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is offered with two versions: the first includes the adjustable dome and rear spoiler, and the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires; the second and more extreme set-up includes 20-inch carbon-fiber rims with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires (at the wider rear), the carbon-fiber spoiler of the Mustang GT4, the splitter and the aerodynamic appendages integrated into the bumper front. The most extreme equipment includes the removal of the rear seats to reduce the weight of the car. The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will be available in the colors Red Hot, Twister Orange and Iconic Silver. It will also be possible to order it with the characteristic stripes on the bodywork.