2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 First Drive (Jalopnik)
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Is A Preposterous 760-HP Daily Drivable Monster.
This 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is it. The Big One. The most powerful, street-legal car Ford has ever built. We’ve poked and prodded it from top to bottom. Now all that’s left to do is drive it.
There’s power, of course. There’s noise, certainly. But there’s also handling, comfort and daily drivability. Yes, really. Gone are the days of a Mustang with a fat engine being merely a one-trick pony (sorry).
I will be frank with you. I was slightly nervous to go drive a car with 760 horsepower. One nightmarish, imagined situation of peeling out and hitting a curb after another chased themselves through my mind. But nothing of the sort happened. The car has chill. You just have to make sure you do, too.
What Is It?
The Shelby GT500 is the latest big-nasty Mustang Ford has made. The last one we saw was from 2013 to 2014. That car had a 5.8-liter, supercharged V8 and claimed 662 HP. This one has nearly 100 more horsepower from a smaller engine.