This screenshot sent to us suggests that may be the case.
Ford has played coy about the amount of power the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 actually makes. Even when revealing the car this year in Detroit, the company advertised “over 700 horsepower”, but that’s it. Now, a TFLcar reader sent in this screenshot, with a bit of identifying information.
The screenshot comes from Blue Oval Nation, a Ford enthusiast Facebook group. The numbers are intriguing, to say the least. Instead of showing over 700 horsepower, these numbers actually show over 800 horsepower, and 662 lb-ft of torque. If that’s true, it’s a hell of a lot more powerful than the previous GT500, which made 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of torque. The screenshot shows the 0-60 time at 3.3 seconds, with a top speed of 212 mph.
It goes one further, however, also showing the price for the GT500. Keep in mind, the current Mustang Shelby GT350 starts at $59,140. Here, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 supposedly starts at $77,770 in standard guise, or a whopping $91,040 with the Track Pack.
Now, our source tells us this information came directly from Ford to a dealership. Until Ford confirms these specs though, it’s difficult to say whether these numbers are accurate. After all, anyone can toss up numbers in an image and say they’re genuine. It’s decent food for thought, though, since Ford is still mum on how much power the Shelby Mustang GT500 actually produces.
If these numbers are true, this would put the GT500 into Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye territory. Still, there’s no word from Ford on exact performance figures for the car yet. We’ll provide more updates if and when we hear back from Ford.
We do know its 5.2-liter supercharged V8 will come mated solely to a Tremec 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 will go on sale this fall.