2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has 760 hp to compete with Chevy Camaro ZL1, Dodge Challenger Hellcat
The Blue Oval's latest track-focused brawler gets a whopping power increase, going from 662 to 760 horsepower.
The history of Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is almost as long and impressive as the black lines each generation's owners have left on the pavement. What started out as a successful aftermarket racing hop-up package from the inimitable Carroll Shelby in 1967 eventually morphed into something of a high-powered factory show pony with a heart for drag strips.
Beginning in 2013, Ford figured out that it was possible to add more precise handling for canyon roads and road courses while still developing big power, but to me, that 662-horsepower car never felt particularly approachable or all that sophisticated. To listen to Ford tell it, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 will be both of these things, offering both greater sophistication and a more approachable demeanor.
Oh, and this new Shelby will have 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque.
Set to arrive in showrooms this fall after debuting at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the 2020 GT500 builds on the precedents established by Ford's frankly wonderful GT350 coupe, adding even more power, technology and sophistication, imbuing the car with a character that chief engineer Carl Widmann told me is "a little bit more 'rounded off' on the edges."