The name “Shelby” itself means something special when applied to a Mustang — thus proving it the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 mergers the modern sports-car performance with iconic muscle-car presence. It is manufactured with the same racetrack-capable chassis. Moreover, as per Ford, this is not just the company’s most powerful production car ever, but also the best handling GT500 in history.
The GT500 is powered by 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque, produced from its 5.2-liter V8. Along with is a quick-shifting seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, and magnetorheological dampers. Thus it makes speed effortlessly. Moreover, optional track tires, carbon-fiber wheels, and aerodynamic aids are available for drivers who are anticipating to get the most out of this Mustang. The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 sits at the peak of American muscle cars alongside the 650-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and the 797-hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.
Of course, it is not all about straight-line performance. On a racetrack, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 snaps off wild shifts and sounds every bit as menacing. It has the standard Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires; however, it is the optional Cup 2 tires that transform the GT500 into an apex -hunting machine. Even though it is heavy with an estimated curb weight of 4200 pounds, the GT500 corners with confidence and turns in without hesitation. Besides, it would be nice if the brake pedals were firmer. However, the massive Brembo brakes hold up nicely.
So appearance-wise 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 compromisers of Dual Exhaust with Electronic Valves and quad tips. Moreover, Easy Fuel is available as there is a capless fuel filler, and it has got daytime running lights. Talking about the lights, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has got HID Headlights with LED Signature Lighting along with LED sequential taillights. Further, the mirrors are power glass, manual-folding with integrated Blind Spot Mirror plus Gloss Black Cap. Thus all these features are standard.
In the interior, starting with seating feature, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has a 50/50 split-bench folding back seat along with a 6-way power driver’s seat, which is power lumbar control and 6-way power front-passenger seat. Further, the seats are wrapped with paddle shifters. However, there are optional features, for instance, 4-way adjustable front head restraints and 4-way manual driver seat.
Moreover, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has a standard Cabin Particulate Air Filter and Dual-Zone Electronic Automatic Temperature Control, which response according to climate changes. Further, the GT500 includes a 9-speaker sound system with amplifier
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 trunk is 14 cubic feet, which is significantly larger than the Camaro’s; however, it is slightly smaller than the Challengers.
The GT500 has a base price of $73,995, which can be magnified past $95,000 for a fully loaded model with the options. The packages being:
First being the Handling package, which adds adjustable support top mounts, a Gurney flap on the rear spoiler, an oil catch can, and splitter wickers with integrated dive planes on the front fascia. This package is priced at $1500.
Second is the Technology package, which includes navigation, SiriusXM satellite radio, blind-spot monitoring, heated mirrors with Shelby puddle lamps, and a Bang & Olufsen premium sound system. This package is priced at $3000.
The third is the Carbon Fiber Track pack; it is priced at $18,500. This deletes the back seats and adds carbon-fiber wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 track tires, Recaro seats, carbon-fiber interior trim, a more massive rear wing, and the same oil catch can, splitter wickers, plus adjustable support top mounts as in the Handling package.
Available color options of 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
There are a total of 11 color options available on a 2020 Shelby GT500.
All the colors listed below
Ford Performance Blue: There are three blue color options as Ford Performance Blue, Kona Blue, and Velocity Blue are available.
Grabber Lime: “Grabber” colors are always vibrant; thus, this was available on Mustang in 1971 and has not made an appearance until 2020.
Iconic Silver: this color is preferred by most since it looks excellent on the Shelby GT500.
This color was first to introduce on a Mustang in 2010, and later it appeared in 2015, since then this color is offered on the S550 chassis.
Magnetic: it is the only grey color option available. It was first offered in 2015, and it is again provided in GT500.
This is a very vibrant and bright white color.
This color gives the feel of boldness, and it sounds loud and screams look at me. I am ready to race.
This is a new color option available for the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. As per the rumors before the official release, this color was known as Red Hot Metallic. It is a slightly brighter and lighter shade of red compared to Ruby red.
All the Model T’s were black, thus with the option where the customers can paint it with any color they wanted. Moreover, all these were Black because it made the assembly lines running efficiently
This color is slightly compared with Orange Fury Metallic, but it does not have any metallic in the paint.
This is considered to be the lightest of the three shades of blue.
Thus the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is a significant accomplishment and a new high-water mark for muscle car performance.