This is Ford’s most powerful car ever.
Step aside, Chevy Camaro ZL1. Move over, Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 gets its official power figures today, putting out 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. Redeye, you’re still cool (but the Shelby does get close).
This is Ford’s most powerful street-legal car yet, as we’ve heard before. Now, though, the automaker is tacking another claim onto that figure — that this is the most power-dense supercharged V8 in production. The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 does pack a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine, so that is a believable claim. It is not as powerful as the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye, but the Challenger also has a much larger displacement 6.2-liter supercharged V8, which pushes out 797 horsepower.
The standard Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat makes 717 horsepower, while the Chevy Camaro ZL1 manages 650 horsepower. This new power figure means the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is more powerful than even the top-dog Chevy Corvette ZR1, if only just. The ZR1 makes 755 horsepower.
That’s all Ford announced today, in addition to showing some glamor shots of the massively powerful engine. Then again, the company doesn’t really need to say anymore than that, since the hype surrounding the car’s power figure was already pretty high. That 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque make their way to the rear wheels exclusively through a seven-speed Tremec dual-clutch transmission. Sorry, manual lovers, but there is no three-pedal option here.
The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will start making its way to customers this fall. That said, one lucky owner paid $1.1 million for VIN 001 in the new series. Happily, the money went to a great cause, as well, supporting JDRF International’s efforts to combat Type 1 diabetes.
We are curious what sort of 0-60 time this car will lay down, but we certainly don’t have long to wait now.