2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 at the Dragstrip: 10.61 at 133 MPH -- Stock!
Pushing the All-New 760HP GT500 in a Full-Throttle Review at the Dragstrip.
With Ford’s promise of 10-second timeslip at stake, we got behind the wheel of the 2020 Shelby GT500 Mustang for an all-out test that took us to two dragstrips in different parts of the country, hot laps around Las Vegas Motor Speedway’s outside road course, and a scenic road drive though the Nevada mountains.
The adventure started when we received our invite to the official Ford press drive of the 760hp Shelby GT500 Mustang. By now we’ve been to a few reveals and technical seminars about the car and have sat in and touched the mighty GT500, too. Naturally, after all this teasing, we were itching to drop the hammer. And for certain, you’ve been waiting to know what this thing can do at the ’strip.
In our world, quarter-mile numbers are the standard by which performance cars are judged. Elapsed time has long been the defining factor of American muscle cars, and frankly, that hasn’t changed. When enthusiasts ask, “What did it run?” they’re not asking for a time around “The ’Ring.”