2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake
After making its debut in Detroit in January, Ford decided to keep every major detail of the Mustang Shelby GT500 a secret. Now, half a year later, the car maker finally wants to tell us how much horsepower it produces. That’s one way to keep the railroad hype on the track, I guess.
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake Review
The supercharged 5.2 liter V8 produces impressive 760 horsepower and 625 pounds of torque. Not only is the strongest legal street Ford has ever made, the automaker says this engine is also the most powerful and solid V8 supercharged production. Yowza. We have heard it, so now we know that there are many bites that match the bark.
When the GT500 made its debut, Ford told us that it would be able to run 0 to 60 mph in the span of 3 seconds, with a quarter mile under 11 seconds, and that certainly seems possible on the GT500 now. we know the engine specifications. Mated to a mandatory double clutch transmission (sorry, stick fan), this car is about one thing and one thing only: dominates the track.
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake Exterior
The front end is definitely more assertive than what’s seen on the lower-trim ‘Stangs. Other aero bits include a new front air damn, an adjustable carbon-fiber splitter, a functional slatted hood vent, larger air openings, a different grille, and a front splitter.
If that’s not enough, buyers can tick a box to receive a package containing carbon-fiber wheels, exposed carbon fiber on the rear wing and dash, Recaro leather seats with suede, and rear-seat delete. A high-limit oil container and a flexible fumes are additionally part of the Shelby persona, alongside hood pins.
Available drive modes include drag and track, along with weather. Ford also says the chassis is race-tuned, which is not surprising, as this isn’t just intended as a drag-strip missile. It longs to be a true track star.
Ford claims a 0-60 time of mid-three seconds, a quarter-mile run in under 11 seconds, and gear shifts in under 100 milliseconds.
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake Interior
Just like the Shelby GT350, Ford Performance adds a few small touches to set up a new GT500 from the rest of the Mustang lineup. First and foremost, the typical Shelby snake lives right in the house in the middle of the steering wheel. The GT500 also includes comfortable touches like the alcantara on the steering wheel, carbon fiber instrument panel, black switch switch near the start-stop button and most importantly, a beautiful optional two-tone Recaro seat with Shelby snake sewn right behind the seat!
The most confusing interior change is going to gear shifters. Obviously, the double clutch transmission comes from the Ford GT, but you would expect to see gearshift similar to the automatic Mustang of the past. Not with GT500! You will really see the gear selector button in its place similar to what Ford has placed on Fusion, Edge, and newer Explorer. Some may not like this change, and it will take time to get used to, but this could be the change needed to make use of the new DCT.
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake Release Date And Price
Ford hasn’t yet said how much the new GT500 will cost. The most powerful version of the Mustang Ford currently produces is the Shelby GT350 which has a 562 horsepower engine. Prices for that car start at about $59,000.
GT500 will not reach its lucky owner until fall, and we are still unsure of the costs, but we already know people are willing to pay dearly for them. At the end of January.