2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Be Limited to 180 MPH
Ford Performance wanted to create a Mustang to dominate quarter-miles and road courses.
Ford famously claimed that the 2013 Shelby GT500 was good for 200 mph in a straight line. That car had 662 supercharged horsepower, so you might think that the 2020 GT500, with its 700-plus hp could go even faster, but that won't be the case. Ford has decided to limit the new GT500 to 180 mph.
Why? Well, it costs a lot to engineer a car to do 200 mph, and Ford thought it'd be wiser to engineer a new dual-clutch transmission and develop a high-downforce aero package for the car. Ford Performance wants the new GT500 to dominate at the drag strip and on a road course, and for that, exceeding 180 mph apparently isn't necessary.