2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Review (Cars.com)
Lofty Abilities, Lofty Price.
You want to know when the “golden age” of muscle cars was? It wasn’t the 1960s, despite what your baby boomer auto enthusiast friends would have you believe. Sure, there was a lot of great stuff back then, and it was the birth of the muscle car idea — but back then, you couldn’t walk into your local Ford dealership with a suitcase full of cash and walk out with a 760-horsepower Mustang. The golden age of horsepower is right now, folks, because with that suitcase full of cash, you can head down to your local Ford store and walk out with this: the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, the ultimate Mustang, the quickest, most powerful Mustang that Ford Motor Co. has ever created.
It may share its name with the ponies that have come before it, but to say that it’s a very different animal is an understatement. The real question is this: Is it different enough to command a price premium over the already fantastic 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 and GT350R? I drove one around the Las Vegas area to find out.