2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Lays Down 10.614-Second Quarter-Mile
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We've already detailed for you our initial driving impressions of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, a Mustang that we said was the friendliest, fiercest pony car Ford has ever built, thanks in part to its wild, 5.2-liter V-8 with 760 horsepower under its hood. Oh, and it's capable of a 10.614-second run at 133.21 mph in bone-stock trim.
While we were duly impressed with the 2020 GT500's handling prowess on the road course at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, it was the car's easygoing, no-surprises docility that we believe truly distinguishes it from past GT500s. Yes, there's that Cobra on the grille, but this car isn't going to leave you snakebitten. It might just might make you a hero.
While it should prove more than capable at most any road course, it's at the drag strip where you could look like a true superstar. This is a car that Ford says can easily run 11-second passes from the factory, a feat our senior editor Nelson Ireson achieved with very little effort and not a ton of drag-racing experience. Our friends over at Hot Rod later did real-deal runs with Ford Mustang drag racing ace Evan Smith at the wheel. It was Smith who pulled that 10.614-second run at Bradenton Motorsports Park about an hour south of Tampa, Florida.