2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Gets a Monstrous 760 HP, 625 Lb-ft of Torque

Evan Williams
by Evan Williams

Ford has finally announced the horsepower figures for the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. More than a year after the car was first announced. And when they said before that it would be more than 700, they weren’t kidding. It absolutely smashes that figure. Along with just about everybody else.

Seven hundred and sixty. Horses. That’s what the GT500’s supercharged 5.2L V8 will produce. That gives it more than Hellcat. More than Corvette ZR1. More than any of the competition. Ford calls it the most powerful street-legal car that the company has ever built because it even eclipses the Ford GT supercar.

With 625 lb-ft of torque along for the party, this hand-built engine makes more power and torque per liter than any other supercharged production V8 in the world. Which is why when automakers can spend 500 words telling us about a new door hinge or the crease in the headliner, Ford has used fewer than 50 to tell us just how much go the 2020 GT500 will get.

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If all that power has made you forget the rest of the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500’s specs, then we’ll refresh your memory.

It’s going to get a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that can swap gears in under 100 milliseconds and comes with drag and track modes plus line-lock and adjustable launch control. It gets the “largest front brake rotors ever available on an American sports coupe.” The 2.65L roots-type blower is joined by larger forged rods, revised lubrication and cooling passages, and a structural oil pan with active baffling to help keep the engine performing longer.

At the corners, new Ford Performance-spec Michelin tires have a special tread compound for the car. There’s a new generation of MagneRide with a new power steering unit and light-weight coil springs.

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 arrives at dealers this fall.

From AllFordMustangs.com

Evan Williams
Evan Williams

Evan moved from engineering to automotive journalism 10 years ago (it turns out cars are more interesting than fibreglass pipes), but has been following the auto industry for his entire life. Evan is an award-winning automotive writer and photographer and is the current President of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada. You'll find him behind his keyboard, behind the wheel, or complaining that tiny sports cars are too small for his XXXL frame.

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