• Here’s What a Pro Racer Thinks of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

This pony was built to go fast, indeed, but not just in a straight line - and that’s a big deal!

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After his extensive review of the Porsche Taycan Turbo S which, by the way, is under no circumstance just a straight-line special but a well-rounded package. Let’s hear the expert, then!

Carving corners in a GT500 feels so natural, especially with the carbon fiber Track Pack

Before you delve into the juicy video, let’s get the lay of the land, so to speak. Most of you know this, but we’ll state in once again, for those unfamiliar with the Shelby GT500.

The center piece is the 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 cranking out 760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque at 2,500 rpm twinned to a Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Here's What a Pro Racer Thinks of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
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Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 specifications
Engine Size 5.2-liter
Forded Induciton Super Only
Horsepower 760 hp
Torque 625 LB-FT
Top Speed 180 mph
Weight 4,225 LBS

Power reaches the ground exclusively at the rear wheels via Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires (standard) or you can opt for the Cup 2 rubber if you really want to go berserk on those apexes. A set of gargantuan Brembo brakes provides a trustworthy safety net should your enthusiasm try to cheat on the laws of physics.

Now, we mentioned the Track Pack earlier for a reason. Andy Pilgrim actually had two Shelby GT500s at his disposal - one fitted with the said pack and the other flaunting the Handling Package, and he runs us through each setup’s quirks and features.

Here's What a Pro Racer Thinks of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
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That’s something nice to watch since the differences are subtle to some extent, yet not so much in price. The Track Pack will set you back $18,500, while the Handling Pack can be had for $1,500. Ultimately, it all depends on your budget and desires, of course.

So, what can we learn from the video? For one thing, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is on par with a lot of supercars when it comes to performance, but also in terms of feel and track prowess.

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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