2020 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 SPECS, RUMORS – PICTURES
2019 comes the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. He is already expected hot. A now emerged data sheet fueled the anticipation with technical details and 730 hp.
Mustang and Shelby belong together like burgers, cheese, and bacon. Only together, the experience is really round. And maybe too much for some. After all, even a standard Mustang GT with its 450 hp and 529 Newton meters of torque is not underpowered. And delicate handling cannot be said about the V8 chunk from Dearborn.
But: If the name of the traditional tuner Shelby is on the Mustang and the associated Cobra emblazoned on it, there is more of everything. More power, and better handling. Traditionally, the Mustang Shelby GT500 is the most popular. In its more than 50-year history, the GT500 has always been the strongest Mustang ” ex-works”.
Now there are first concrete details for the 2019 variant. Even the V8 of the first GT500 from 1967 made 355 hp from 7.0 liters. Models from the first series are today sought-after classics that cost well over 100,000 euros. In the US, shelves are an important part of muscle car history.
This shows, for example, the discovery of the first prototype of a GT500. The “Little Red” baptized GT500 EXP (experimental) was found by renowned collector Craig Jackson in rural North Texas, in a deplorable state. The coupe eroded under the open sky for more than 20 years and was considered destroyed before it was rediscovered. Only two prototypes existed. This is the only GT500 “Saloon Coupé” ever built by Shelby. All other models were built on the “Fastback” body.
Jackson called the find the discovery of his life. “This Shelby prototype was one of the most sought-after and elusive vehicles in post-war history,” he said. With the support of Shell and Pennzoil, “Little Red” is now being painstakingly restored.
By 1969, the 500s were built, then was almost 40 years break. In 2007, Shelby and Ford returned with the GT500. At that time with 507 hp from a 5.4-liter supercharged V8. The last was launched in 2013 and performed well at 660 hp and more than 800 Nm from a 5.8-liter V8.
2020 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT500 ENGINE: FAST 730 HP AND SUPERCHARGER
Already in January, Ford roughly announced in a teaser video, how much more it will be in the expected for 2019 GT500: More than 700 hp. In other words, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will become the most powerful off-the-shelf production Ford. It will not be more specific. Not officially, anyway.
But now a data sheet has emerged that will be much more accurate. A user of the Mustang community Mustang6g.com posted a screenshot to reveal the technical details of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Accordingly, he is powered by a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 Engine. Power: 720 hp (729 hp) at 7,500 rpm. In addition, 881 Nm of torque at 4,500 rpm.
The values are realistic. Whether they are real, can not be answered with certainty. After all, they fit to what you can expect from the upcoming GT 500. The maximum speed should be 190 mph (306 km / h), the specified weight seems quite high at 1,916 kilos without a driver. The standard GT weighs 1,818 kilos, including the driver.
This would make the GT500 about 175 kilos heavier than the standard model. Lots of wood for additional components such as the intercooler, compressor, high-performance brakes and aerodynamic components. On the credit, the side is the GT500 according to the datasheet a propeller shaft made of carbon.
In 2019, the New GT500 will hit the market. But one can assume that we already much earlier learn more details and photos to date the strongest standard Ford. Ford will continue to sprinkle it on its own.