The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is a high-performance Ford Mustang variant built by Shelby American. Mustang Shelby gt500 builds on the same race track chassis as the excellent Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, with an additional 234 horsepower, which gives it credibility on the drawbar. The 2020 Mustang gt500 delivers effortless speed with equal parts of the brain and plush power, including a supercharged V-8 that hits 760 horsepower, rapidly changing seven-speed automatic dual-clutch and magnetorheological mufflers. Optional carbon fiber wheels, track tires, and aerodynamic aids are available for riders who want to get the most out of this Mustang monster.
The 2020 Shelby GT500 sits atop American muscle cars, with a 650hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and 797hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. The Mustang Shelby GT500 is brand new for 2020, reviving the nameplate originally introduced in 1967 and last used from 2013 to 2014. The Shelby GT500 2020 is the most affordable Mustang ever to come out of a Ford assembly plant.
2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Interior
The Mustang Shelby GT500 is outstanding compared to the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. The GT500’s cockpit is stiffer than the Dodge’s, and the suspension is stiffer. Still, the Mustang is surprising how focused the laser is on performance. Magnetorheological shock absorbers keep the body under strict control, while still eliminating shock from severe impacts. The optional Recaro seats will always hug you tightly, so avoid them if you have problems with your personal space. Shelby’s rear seats are crowded even for young children, especially if they will be sitting behind even a moderately tall adult. The GT500, weighing 14 cubic feet, is significantly larger than the Camaro, but slightly smaller than the Challenger.
Each Shelby GT500 comes with an 8.0-inch touchscreen that powers Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. The standard setup also includes a SiriusXM satellite radio, a CD player, two USB ports and nine speakers. Each GT500 has the ability to lock and unlock from the FordPass phone app and serve as a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with a data subscription.
2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Engine
The Shelby GT500 single drive, 7.2-liter V-8 that goes up to 7500rpm with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, is designed for speed, but an attempt to charge the engine is only allowed through the rear tires. It’s predicted that the GT500 will be good for a speed of 3.5 seconds to 60 mph and a quarter-mile of 11.0 seconds after passing it through our test protocol. Cars with significantly less power but a more rear grip, such as the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette, will manually surpass that time from zero to 60 mph.
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires are standard, but they are optional Cup 2 tires that convert the GT500 into an apex machine. Although heavy, with an estimated weight of 4200 pounds, the GT500 pours in without just hesitation. We wish the brake pedal were firmer, but the massive Brembo brakes hold up nicely to monitor abuse, with no evidence of decay. The EPA estimates the Shelby GT500’s fuel savings at a thirsty 14 mpg combined, 12 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. Both the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat are rated at 16 mpg combined with highway figures in the low 20s.
2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Safety
Ford offers several active safety features and driver assistance on smaller Mustangs not available on the GT500. Despite the high cost of the label, Shelby customers have to do without automatic emergency braking, adjustable cruise control, lane departure warning, and high beam automatic light. A backup camera is standard, while blind-spot monitoring is included in the technology package. The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 key safety features include a standard rear-view and blind-spot camera, an all-seater seat belt system, AdvanceTrac, seat belt, driver knee, dual front, and side curtain airbags, SOS crash warning system.