Ford’s new Mustang Shelby GT500 arriving for 2020 will have 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. We’ve known that for a while but Ford has been coy about releasing more detailed specs. We don’t have to wait for the automaker to make a move, though, as the Mustang6G forum has managed to obtain a dealer training manual with 86 pages of info.
One of the most controversial specs revealed by the manual is the car’s curb weight of 4,225 pounds, which is definitely on the heavy side considering all of the weight-saving measures the engineers implemented. Numerous parts are made from carbon fiber, for example. So meticulous were the engineers, in fact, they even stretched to measures such as rifle drilling the crankshaft and developing bespoke hollow parts for the engine to shave precious grams.
Despite the heft, the car can hustle. Thanks to its prodigious power, the most of any Ford road car, including the GT supercar, along with a quick-shifting dual-clutch transmission and huge brake rotors, the Shelby GT500 will sprint to 100 mph and back to zero in only 10.6 seconds. The car will also sprint to 60 in mph in the low three-second range and pass the quarter mile in less than 11 seconds.
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s 5.2-liter supercharged V-8
This is all made possible by the bespoke V-8, which relies on a 2.65-liter Eaton blower pushing 12 psi to generate its 760 horses worth of grunt. The power is then routed to the […]