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2020 Shelby GT500 Unveiled at North American Auto Show

Producing 700+ horsepower, the vehicle rockets 0-60 mph in just over 3 seconds

The all-new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is set to go on sale this fall!

With a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine producing more than 700 horsepower, the vehicle is capable of 0-60 mph in just over 3 seconds.

“A takedown artist, the new Shelby GT500 will surprise supercar owners with its Ford Performance racing tech, supercharged engine, and visceral swagger,” said Jim Farley, Ford President of Global Markets, in a press release.

The first Shelby GT500 was recently auctioned off for $1.1 million to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Craig Jackson, chairman/CEO of Barrett-Jackson, was the winning bidder.

The vehicle is the most powerful street-legal Ford ever with sub-11 minute quarter-mile scores. It has the best cornering and largest brakes of any domestic sports coupe.

“With its supercar-level powertrain, the all-new Shelby GT500 takes the sixth-generation Mustang to a performance level once reserved only for exotics,” said Hermann Salenbauch, Global Director of Ford Performance Vehicle Programs, in a press release.

It also includes a segment-first dual-clutch transmission, which can shift smoothly in less than 100 milliseconds, as well as paddle shifters on the steering wheel.

Two handling packages are offered for the GT500:

  • Handling Package, which includes adjustable strut top mounts and spoiler with Gurney flap.
  • Carbon Fiber Track Package, which includes exposed 20-inch carbon fiber wheels with .5 inch-wider rear wheels, custom Michelin Pilot Sport Cub 2 tires, adjustable exposed carbon fiber GT4 track wing and splitter wickers with integrated dive plane. The rear seat is deleted to reduce weight!

Thanks to 16.5-inch two-piece rotors (largest of any domestic sports coupe), and larger, stiffer Brembo six-piston calipers, the Shelby GT500 can stop on a dime.

The vehicle’s design was inspired by a modern fighter jet aircraft , with large angular grille openings, a muscular hood, and wider front fenders that house 20×11-inch wheels.

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