2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: All the Engineering Details
The last iteration of the Shelby GT500 impressed with its 662 horsepower, but — and I hope you’ll excuse the pun — it was a bit of a one trick pony. Absurdly quick in a straight line, but its handling was compromised by the limitations of the previous Mustang platform, which still used a solid rear axle. It wasn’t the Mustang you’d take on a road course.
The new GT500 still has big horsepower from a supercharged V8 — over 700 hp, Ford promises — but it’s designed to handle, too. Put another way, Ford wants this to go up to a Challenger Hellcat on the drag strip and against a Camaro ZL1 1LE on the track.