When the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 first broke cover in Detroit, it came with some serious headlining figures. 760 horsepower from its supercharged 5.2-liter cross plane crank V8, 625 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-60 time somewhere in the mid 3-second range. It’s the new top dog of the Mustang lineup, and it’s not even horrendously expensive, at $73,995. However, while the base model is already track-focused, of course you can take your GT500 one step further. In this video, Roman takes a look around the all-new Shelby GT500 before our full-drive review coming next week.
Enter the $18,500 Carbon Fiber Track Pack. That lifts the Shelby GT500’s price up to a whopping $92,495, but you do get quite a bit in the way of weight savings in return. For a start, you get 20-inch exposed carbon fiber wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 tires. Those tires are 305/30 R20s at the front, and slightly wider 315/30 R20s at the rear. The package also deletes the rear seats — not that they’re particularly useful in a Mustang anyway — and adds in more carbon fiber on the instrument panel and by way of a huge GT4 track wing. Finally, you get Recaro leather seats, splitter wickers and a wheel lock kit. Adjustable strut top mounts come as part of the deal, but are shipped separately from the car itself.
The 2020 Ford Mustang lineup
We take a bit of time with Ford Performance chief engineer Carl Widmann to go over the entire Mustang lineup in the video above. With these new additions, there are now nine different Mustangs you can choose for 2020. From the base $27,765 EcoBoost FastBack, you can also spec the High Performance Package for a bit more grunt. There’s the base GT and two GT Performnce Packages and the special edition Bullitt. Step into the Shelby models, and you can choose either the GT350, GT350R or the GT500.
While most Mustangs have a six-speed manual choice, the Shelby GT500 comes exclusively with a seven-speed Tremec dual-clutch transmission. It manages to shift in 80 milliseconds, according to Ford, which is much faster than you can manage to shift on your own. How fast does that make the Mustang in the real world? We’ll have our full review soon, so stay tuned for more on TFLcar.com!