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I always think it's a mistake when during a long design process they don't account for mid-cycle refresh like the headlights. It makes the car immediately look outdated.
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Agreed, this has been drawn out with so many other big HP cars released since the last gt500
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2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Reportedly Have Between 780-790 HP






The first purported pictures of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 surfaced on Instagram yesterday and now we’re learning more about the model.


Ford is holding a dealers convention in Las Vegas and it appears the pictures were taken at that event. Nothing is official, but it speaks volumes toward the authenticity of the photos.


In other news, a Mustang6G member says someone who attended the event told them the car’s supercharged V8 engine will produce between 780 hp (581 kW / 790 PS) and 790 hp (589 kW / 801 PS). That’s significantly more than the 700+ hp (522 kW / 710 PS) figure confirmed by Ford and it would make the GT500 nearly as powerful as the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye.


The Dodge has a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that produces 797 hp (594 kW / 808 PS) and 707 lb-ft (957 Nm) of torque. It enables the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 3.4 seconds before hitting a top speed of up to 203 mph (326 km/h).

Ford is staying tight-lipped about the GT500, but the attendee reportedly said the car will be offered with a manual and a ten-speed automatic gearbox. There was no mention of the rumored dual-clutch transmission.


Mustang6G also reports that Ford told dealers it is working on a four-door Mustang which will be available with a turbocharged V8 engine. The model will apparently take some inspiration from the Audi A7 and Porsche Panamera.
If true, the car would likely be based on the next-generation Mustang and be either a four-door coupe or a five-door hatchback. The model could also help to fill the void left by the axing of the Focus, Fusion and Taurus.
The rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, but we shouldn’t have to wait much longer for detailed specifications about the GT500 as the model will be launched next year.
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Is This The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500R?


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What a big mouth you have.

A YouTuber may have discovered the first image of the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500R. With a bevy of louvers in the hood and gaping maw of a front end, it looks like quite an aggressive machine. We can't get too excited yet, though, because the Stang It Upvideo description admits "as for now, these images aren’t confirmed to be 100% authentic" and says the image comes "from a Ford commercial."




The GT500R appears to have even wider front fenders than the standard GT500. Rather than extending the front fascia, the designers create two massive intakes that would likely direct air to the brakes. Maybe Ford is contracting with Gilette for the R's hood because the strip of louvers looks straight off of a multi-blade razor. It appears there are two cuts in the rear fenders for cooling the discs back there. A modest spoiler also sticks up from the trunk.

An alleged image of the standard GT500 recently leaked that showed the muscle car during a presentation. It didn't look nearly as aggressive as the new purported photo of the GT500R by lacking this machine's wider fenders and inlets at the rear.




Rumors indicate the regular GT500 has a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 making between 700 horsepower (522 kilowatts) and 720hp (537 kW), possibly even as much as 750 hp (559 kW). It allegedly runs through the Ford GT's dual-clutch gearbox. The ample intakes on the GT500R might let Ford's engineers turn up the boost even higher.
The GT500 will debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January. The GT500R will possibly be there, too
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It’s Official: 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Debuts Jan 14th


Ford didn’t have anything new to introduce at the Los Angeles Auto Show, but it doesn’t mean the automaker came empty handed.

As noticed by Automotive News’ Michael Martinez, Ford created a special display to confirm the highly-anticipated Mustang Shelby GT500 will be unveiled on January 14th. Unsurprisingly, this coincides with the first day of press previews at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The display doesn’t reveal much else, but it does confirm the GT500 will be a 2020 model. This isn’t too surprising considering it’s almost 2019 already.

While Ford is keeping details under wraps, the automaker has previously said the car will be the “pinnacle of Mustang performance” as it will feature a supercharged V8 engine that produces more than 700 hp (522 kW / 709 PS). This means the model will be even more powerful than the Ford GTwhich has a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that develops 647 hp (482 kW / 655 PS).
Besides the high-performance engine, the GT500 will come equipped with “innovative track technologies, performance hardware, plus aggressive and functional track-tuned styling.”

Speaking of styling, a couple of images reportedly leaked out of a Ford dealer convention earlier this year. They showed the model will follow in the footsteps of the GT350, but adopt a revised grille with a center-mounted Cobra emblem. The car also had a gloss black front bumper accent and a more aggressive front splitter.
Moving further back, the model was equipped with a ventilated hood and a massive carbon fiber rear wing. The car also appeared to ride on carbon fiber wheels which were backed by a high-performance braking system with red calipers.
Following its debut in the Motor City, the 2020 Shelby GT500 will be launched later in 2019.
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Ford teases 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 supercharger before Detroit reveal

Massive Eaton TVS blower will render big numbers




Ford let luxury purveyor Lincoln take the spotlight at the L.A. Auto Show with the new Aviator. The Ford brand remained content with a tease, placing a 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 in a container with 1.14.19 lettering below. Those numbers represent January 14, 2019, the first press day of the Detroit Auto Show, the flag drop for the inevitable scrum around what will be the newest boggling pony car. With zero hubbub, Ford also dropped the first teaser photo of the 2020 Mustang GT500's internals, an image of the supercharger cover bearing a large black snake.

We saw a portion of an early version of the cover almost exactly a year ago, with the snake stamped into the cover instead of the graphic decorating the latest image, and slightly different ribbing. We don't expect any complaint no matter which piece gets the production nod. An angled plaque on the front of the cover reads, "Hand-built with pride" and "Romeo niche-line," with a space for some unique identifier like the builder's name or the car's production number.
Based on filtered rumors and leaks about the 5.2-liter Predator V8 over the past year, that cover will hide a 2.65-liter Eaton supercharger working at 12 psi of boost. The carmaker says the final output will make the 2020 GT500 "the most powerful street-legal production Ford ever built." At the beginning of the year Ford made noises about exceeding 700 horsepower. This week, Ford promised "more than 650 horsepower." We're not sure if that's a reflection of new realities, or Ford putting a target on the supercharged, 650-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, or Ford attempting to dial back expectations in order to make a bigger splash come Detroit. If the coupe intends to win in-house horsepower crown, it will need to exceed the previous, 662-hp GT500.

Some errant clicking led to a couple of detailed illustrations of the Predator V8 being put on Ford's Motorcraft Service site last year. Sleuths strung together a few more clues, like a GT350 wiring harness, no provision for direct injection, and a new flexplate that we expect to mate with the Tremec TR-9007 seven-speed DCT. Beyond that, the flat-plane crank in the related, but naturally aspirated, 5.2-liter Voodoo V8 in the GT350 will become a cross-plane crank in the Predator, and there's a rumored 10:1 compression ratio.

For anyone playing the pure numbers game, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye should keep out front comfortably, with its 797 hp. Torque might be another story, with some expecting the GT500 to get 650 lb-ft, compared to the Hellcat Redeye's 600 lb-ft. If the GT500's curb weight comes in around the rumored 4,200 pounds, Ford's entry will be 250-300 pounds lighter than the Dodge. Top speed is predicted to run close to 200 mph, as opposed to the Challenger's 203 mph.

After the January introduction, the 2020 GT500 should hit dealerships in the fall. We'd tell you to save your pennies, but those Abe Lincolns won't cut it. Between the MSRP and dealer markups, you'll need stacks of the other Abe, the green one you can fold
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Did Ford Cut The GT500's HP Before It Even Launched? [UPDATE]













Ford says "over 650 horsepower" in L.A., but we were told over 700 in Detroit last January.

Update: Ford has responded, and we're happy to say the 650-horsepower figure is incorrect. Ford representatives have confirmed the original statement of over 700 hp in the new Shelby GT500 is accurate. Read below to see how this issue transpired.





The new Mustang Shelby GT500 is coming. In fact, we know exactly when and where it will arrive: January 14, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan ahead of the North American International Auto Show. We know this because yesterday Ford opened up a cool display at the Los Angeles Auto Show saying as much, but that display said something else that caught our eye.


The new mega-muscle Mustang will deliver “over 650 horsepower.” Sounds neat, but there’s just one problem. Ford already said in its original GT500 teaser video (below) that the car would make over 700 horsepower. Interesting.
So what’s the deal here? There’s clearly some conflicting information to scrutinize, and though we’re talking about a relatively minor discrepancy, there could be some major implications. More on that in a minute.
The obvious interpretation is that Ford has revised its horsepower estimate from the first teaser, suggesting the new car won’t be as powerful as originally claimed. Yes, “over 650 horsepower” could still mean a figure north 700, and yes, automakers do sometimes intentionally underrate performance claims. It makes absolutely no sense, however, to backpedal from a different figure already released just to be coy. Aside from creating confusion, it just makes Ford look bad. Still, putting on a poker face could be the game plan, lulling people with a lower figure in hopes they’ll forget the 700-hp teaser from January, then bushwhack them with something extraordinary at the launch. It sure would be a sloppy move on Ford’s part, but we've seen sloppy moves from pretty much every automaker at some point.
It could also be a simple mistake. A company as large as Ford will have numerous internal departments as well as outside contractors handing a wide range of marketing and PR functions, and communication isn’t always the best. The crew tasked with representing Ford at the L.A. Auto Show may have simply got wrong information, not realizing a public confirmation of over 700 horsepower already existed. Anyone who’s worked events for large companies will know this sort of thing happens quite often.
As for the major implications, let’s theorize that the first interpretation is true and Ford has revised its horsepower estimate below the 700-hp mark. The LA Auto Show display also says the new GT500 would be the "most powerful street-legal production Ford ever built." That means it would need at least 663 hp to surpass the previous-generation GT500, but if it's not over 700, that's not a significant improvement for a highly anticipated muscle car that's been off the market for five years. More importantly, it wouldn’t give Ford any bragging rights in the high-horsepower domestic segment, where Dodge’s 707-hp Hellcat engine powers everything from Challengers to the insane Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. And let's not forget the 755-horsepower Corvette ZR1. No, the 'Vette isn't a direct Mustang competitor, but it's still an American performance icon with a lot of power.
One way or another, we’ll get to the bottom of this in a couple months when the covers come off for the Detroit Auto Show.
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Ford's New Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Pack 3D-Printed Brakes



The new top pony car will need all the stopping power it can muster.
3D printing is picking up steam in the automotive industry. The latest to embrace the technology is Ford, which will reportedly use the high-tech manufacturing method for a vital component on the upcoming new Mustang Shelby GT500.

Ford has announced that its new Advanced Manufacturing Center is being tasked with producing parts for the top Mustang's brakes. The product of a $45-million investment, the 135,000-square-foot facility has 23 3D printers on site. Just which parts of the brakes it will produce, we don't know. But the forthcoming high-powered pony car will surely need every bit of stopping power it can muster.





Set to be revealed next month at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, the new Shelby GT500 is expected to pack a 5.2-liter supercharged V8, churning out some 720 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque to reach a top speed of 190 mph. That'll give it a significant edge over the existing GT350, and help the Blue Oval take on the likes of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and Chevrolet Camaro ZL11LE – maybe even some versions of the Corvette – in the pony/muscle-car wars forever being waged in southern Michigan.



Way back in 1988, Ford bought the third 3D printer ever made. By now it has 90 of them for producing parts and tooling, using them to build early Ford GT prototypes, the Mondeo Vignale's grilles, and interior components for the F-150 Raptor. One (unidentified) component it's printing in three dimensions could save the automaker over $2 million.
“More than 100 years ago, Ford created the moving assembly line,” said Ford operations chief Joe Hinrichs “Today, we are reinventing tomorrow’s assembly line – tapping technologies once only dreamed of on the big screen – to increase our manufacturing efficiency and quality.”



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Ford can officially kiss my ass.


Looks like I’m headed back to Chevy
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I’ll be getting one if it’s actually 750+ hp.
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It could shit sparks and fly to the moon, but I hate autos so it’s hot garbage to me.
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Think a lot of manufacturers are dropping the manual across the board
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2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Is The Fastest, Most Powerful Mustang Ever












Ever since Ford came out with the Shelby GT350 and the GT350R, fans of hardcore Mustangs knew that the real prize would be the all-new GT500 version, which is here to push the limits of what is street legal with a 5.2-liter V8 that happens to have a giant supercharger bolted to it.

Ford didn’t reveal however all the details of the new GT500, saying it produces “over 700hp”, making it capable of 0-60mph in mid-three seconds and a quarter mile score of under 11 seconds.
The supercharged 5.2-liter V8 uses the same block with the GT350 but unlike previous reports, it won’t be a flat-plane crank unit. The supercharger attached to it is simply massive, at 2.65 liters of capacity. That’s bigger than the ones found in the Hellcat and Camaro ZL1 and slightly smaller than the one in the Demon.

It’s no wonder then why Ford is claiming “the quickest street-legal acceleration and most high-performance technology to date ever offered in a Ford Mustang”.
Ford Performance opted for a Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, which sends power to the rear through a unique carbon fiber driveshaft. The gearbox itself can manage shifts in under 100 milliseconds, according to Ford, and comes with a number of modes; these include normal, sport, drag and track. Customer-favorite features like line-lock and launch control are also present.

To successfully harness the colossal power, the chassis of the new Mustang GT500 comes with revised suspension geometry, lighter coil springs, next-gen MagneRide dampers and a new electronic power steering unit. A set of massive 420mm two-piece rotors up front with six-pot Brembo calipers provide the necessary braking power.
Ford will offer the new Mustang GT500 with a choice of two handling packs: the first, simply called the Handling Package, includes adjustable strut top mounts and a spoiler with Gurney flap. The most hardcore choice is the so-called Carbon Fiber Track Package, which includes 20-inch carbon wheels that are half-an-inch wider at the back (11.5 inches), custom Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 rubber, an adjustable GT4 wing and splitter wickers with dive planes made out of carbon fiber and no rear seat.

The Ford Shelby Mustang GT500’s angry bodywork was created in collaboration with Ford Performance’s engineers, allowing the front end to suck 50 percent more air when compared to the GT350.
“With a double front grille opening and 50 percent more cooling pack airflow versus the Shelby GT350, along with the most advanced aero components and downforce we’ve ever offered, every millimeter of Shelby GT500’s fastback design is aimed at improving performance,” said Melvin Betancourt, Ford design manager.

The interior gets its own special touches, including the exposed carbon fiber instrument panel appliqué and new door panel inserts in dark suede with accent stitching. A set of Recaro racing seats is optional while Ford is also offering a more comfortable set of power-adjustable seats with suede inserts.
Sales of the new 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 will begin this fall, with Ford to reveal the final figures in the coming months.


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Mustang Shelby GT500 With A Manual Trans Isn't Ruled Out



If customers make enough noise, Ford might offer it.

The new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 has a lot to offer. One thing it doesn’t offer – to the frustration of more than a few Mustang enthusiasts – is a manual transmission. The new car only offers a single transmission option, and though a paddle-shift seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox isn’t anything to sneeze at, there is something to be said for the good-old feel of directly moving levers and cables to change gears. The GT500’s main competitors dish up a manual, and according to Road & Track, future GT500 models might as well.


he magazine had occasion to speak with Ford Performance Head Engineer Carl Widdman today, shortly after the big GT500 unveiling this morning. In that discussion, Widdman didn’t confirm anything relating to a manual transmission. However, with regards to such an option, he did reportedly say that “we always listen to what our customers want, right?” Again, not any kind of confirmation, but it’s certainly no denial either.


As it stands, the new Shelby is the first GT500 to not feature a manual transmission in the entire history of the nameplate, going all the way back to the 1960s. Then again, it’s also the most powerful iteration by far, with over 700 horsepower on tap from its supercharged 5.2-liter V8. It’s also the first GT500 to ride on an independent suspension, the first to wear factory-issued 16.5-inch front brakes, the first to claim a bone-stock quarter-mile time in the 10-second range, and as far as we can tell, the first to have more aerodynamic wizardry than a 747 jumbo jet.


For that matter, it’s also the only car in its Detroit-based Pony Car category to offer a DCT, and that could certainly play a part in both its straight-line and road-course performance. Ford says the transmission can swap cogs in 100 milliseconds, which is much faster than you can say save the manuals.
When will the GT500 be available? A timeframe hasn’t been offered yet, but it likely won’t hit showrooms until fall. That’s certainly plenty of time for Ford to toy with the notion of bolting in a third pedal, you know, for old time’s sake. We certainly wouldn't mind.
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Shelby GT500 And Chevy Corvette Might Share Blower, Gearbox






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Ford versus Chevrolet; Mustang versus Corvette. The bad blood between these two brands – or more accurately, the fanboys that follow them – dates back to the turn of the century. But now more than ever, the Blue Oval and the Bowtie brand are working together, and that includes the development of performance cars.
Ford pulled the cover off its new Shelby GT500 Mustang at the Detroit Auto Show, complete with six-piston Brembo brakes, 20-inch wheels, and "more than 700 horsepower." All 700 horses come courtesy of a 5.2-liter V8 with a 2.7-liter Eaton supercharger attached. As it turns out, it might be the same Eaton supercharger found underhood of the Corvette ZR1, too.




The Shelby GT500's supercharger – a TVS R2650 – is the same one on the Corvette ZR1's 6.2-liter V8, according to Car and Driver. The only thing that separates the two are pressure: In the ZR1 it makes 14 PSI, and in the Shelby it makes 12 PSI. Neither Ford nor Chevy are confirming the two cars share the same supercharger, but Ford Performance Marketing Manager Jim Owens says "[the supercharger is] developed here with the Ford Performance engineers specifically for this vehicle. It's not just that we took it off the shelf and bolted it on."
But it isn't just superchargers that these two cars might share. According to Road & Track, the Shelby GT500 and the upcoming mid-engined Corvette might have the same seven-speed DCT, dubbed the Tremec TR-9007. Details dug up by R&T provide evidence of the shared transmission. Owens says that "Ford Performance worked directly with Tremec to develop it for this car."




The only bad news for Ford fans is that the Shelby won't offer a manual gearbox. The reasoning? The DCT is quicker, simple as that; the Tremec seven-speed can upshift in a mind-boggling 100 milliseconds. "You can do it much faster and much more efficiently through a DCT than you can a manual box," Owens says. Mustang buyers that do want a manual can get a GT350. "The first time in 50 years, we're going to have the GT500 and GT350s in the showrooms at the same time."
The Shelby GT500 goes on sale later in the year, but no word on pricing or availability just yet.
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Twelve Badass Details On the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500



The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is easily my favorite thing from this year’s decidedly drab Detroit Auto Show. It looks fantastic, makes ferocious power and has more than a few very cool details that are worth a closer look.
To recap, the GT500 has a 5.2-liter, supercharged, cross-plane crank V8 that’s good for at least 700 horsepower. Rear-drive. That’ll all be hooked up to an all-new, Tremec, seven-speed, dual-clutch gearbox.
Ford didn’t offer up specific HP, torque or pricing figures yet. But GT500 will sit above the Shelby GT350, and that starts at around $60,000. You can probably ballpark from there.
Unfortunately, we were not allowed to pop the hood at the show today, so we don’t yet know what the engine bay will look like. Regardless, here are the details.
Magnesium Paddle Shifters





There’s no word of a manual option for the GT500 just yet, but mounted behind the steering wheel are magnesium shift paddles for a little extra driver engagement.
They will probably feel better to pull than plastic ones. And they look cool.
Rear-Seat Delete Option



The car will come with two packages. One of them is the Carbon Fiber Track Package, which features a rear-seat delete for weight reduction. So, unfortunately, riding in your Shelby with this option will not be “fun for the whole family.”
At most, it’ll be “fun for at most two people and maybe a dog but please find a way to secure the dog.”
The Biggest Snake Logo Yet



Is your Shelby Mustang even a Shelby Mustang without the cobra logo? You gotta have those life-affirming badges. Thankfully, the 2020 GT500 comes with the biggest Shelby logo ever offered.
I didn’t have a ruler on me, so here it is with a Samsung Galaxy S7 next to it for scale.
Removable Splitter Wickers



The splitter wickers with integrated dive planes on either side of the front bumper are totally removable, if you ever wanted to do it. A simple Allen wrench is all you need. They are another feature from the Carbon Fiber Track pack.
A word of helpful advice: Don’t ever take them off. They look far too awesome.
Functional Hood Pins



A tad redundant, but at least they look neat.
Carbon Fiber Wheels and Big Brakes



The exposed carbon fiber wheels are also part of the Carbon Fiber Track pack. They come from the same company that manufactures the Ford GT’s wheels. At 20 inches wide, they come wrapped in a set of Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.
Behind the wheels rests a set of Brembo brakes. Up front, the solid disc measures 16.5 inches—which is only about an inch off of the Lamborghini Urus’s 17.3-inch carbon-ceramic discs. A Ford spokesperson told me that after testing, Ford determined that solid brake discs yielded in the least amount of brake wear, so that’s what they went with.
Five-Inch Exhaust Tips



A big car with a big engine and big power means big noise. And what better to shoot that noise out into the world with than a set of quad, five-inch exhaust tips?
I’m not sure if the picture does them justice, but these things are huge. They make me happy.
Heat-Resistant Trim





Oh, and while we’re on the topic of those exhaust tips—see that gray trim riding along the top of the reflector? That’s there to protect the body of the car from being burned by the heat that comes out of the exhaust pipes.
You ever see those poorly modded cars with the fat exhausts that leave burn marks all over the bumper? That piece of trim is there to prevent that.
A Giant Hood Vent





Is this the biggest hood vent that Ford’s ever offered on a production car? Quite possibly! And what’s also neat is that there is a removable rain tray sitting underneath it. So if you wanted to take it out to go tracking or something, you totally could.
Big Grilles





If you look at the swollen face of the GT500, the whole thing is basically a massive, gaping nostril, channeling air to feed the monster engine. Ford widened the grilles so that there’d be no overheating issues.
Anyway, hopefully it will fare better than some other supercharged car I know that had, uh, some overheating issues.
Race Car Wing





Adorning the rear of the GT500 is a wing that is both big and tall enough that it could double as a standing lunch counter. It’s all exposed carbon fiber and was taken from Ford’s Mustang GT4 race car.
Obviously, it was modified a little bit to fit the street-legal GT500. But if you’re going to send over 700 horsepower to the rear wheels, then you’d better make sure they are pressed good and hard into the ground.















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First Production 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Sells For $1.1 Million







Craig Jackson, chairman and CEO of Barrett-Jackson, became the owner of the first production Ford Shelby GT500 for a whopping $1.1 million.

As expected, the very first 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 (VIN 001) was the star of the auction house’s first event of the year.
The really good news is all the proceeds will go towards research to find a cure for type 1 diabetes in children. The money will be donated to JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.

“The chance to become the owner of the first 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 cars is an opportunity of a lifetime. More importantly, being involved in helping to raise much-needed funds and awareness for JDRF is a big win for everyone,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president, global operations.
The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is the latest in a long line of performance collaborations between Carroll Shelby and Ford. The limited-production muscle car will be available in the United States and Canada starting this fall with a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 producing more than 700 horsepower.
Hooked to a Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends power to the rear through a unique carbon fiber driveshaft, the eight-cylinder unit enables the all-new GT500 to do a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in mid-three seconds and cover the quarter mile (400 m) in under 11 seconds.
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Hear The 2020 Shelby GT500 Roar Through Its Four Exhaust Modes

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Quiet doesn't seem that quiet to us. And we don't mind one single bit.

We sampled the new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500’s exhaust note last month when it debuted at the Detroit Auto Show. Or rather, we listened to the thumping V8 as recorded by Ford on B-roll video footage released at the same time. We’re not going to be shy in saying this – we’re pretty darned jealous of the Road & Track team for getting a personal V8 concert recently in New York. If you haven’t already clicked their video above, do it now. And for crying out loud, make sure the volume on whatever device you’re using is turned up.


Road & Track’s taste of the GT500’s 5.2-liter V8 comes with an extra surprise – a sampling of the car’s various exhaust modes. The GT500 will offer four settings all total, and though quiet is among them, the raspy V8 is still plenty audible in the softest configuration. The video starts off with an outside perspective of normal mode, followed by sport mode. Honestly, we can’t detect any appreciable difference between them on video, but when it comes to track mode, all we can say is whoa Nellie. There’s definitely some volume from the quad pipes and it just sounds dirty. We like dirty.
The perspective then switches to the interior, where we get a taste of quiet mode. From the inside at least, quiet and normal seem virtually identical, and neither seems particularly quiet. We can detect a small difference in sport mode, but once again, track mode blasts our eardrums with a Motown symphony. The final portion of the video goes back outside, and this time it’s all track mode. When the driver finally lifts off the throttle we can hear someone yelling. If you buy one of these and have neighbors, get used to that.
The covers finally lifted on the GT500 last month, but we still are missing several details. Ford promises more than 700 horsepower from the supercharged 5.2-liter V8 under the vented hood, but an exact count is still being worked out. As such, specific performance metrics aren’t known yet, but we do know the GT500’s mission is to beat the Dodge Challenger Hellcat at the drag strip, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 on the road course.
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2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Officially Tops Out At 180 MPH

Ford is trading flat-out speed for improved aerodynamic prowess.

Ford dropped a bit more information on its new Mustang Shelby GT500 today, talking at length about the car’s aerodynamic prowess and how the range-topping Pony Car will tackle the lateral arts instead of being a straight-line dominator. Somewhat buried in that press release were two mentions of 180 mph (289.6 km/h), along with references of downforce at that speed. Ford didn’t specifically say the new Shelby tops out at 180, but Car and Driver reported that figure as the car’s governed top speed. We contacted Ford for clarification, and yes, the 2020 Shelby GT500 officially has a manufacturer-limited top speed of 180 mph. For the record, that’s 20 mph slower than the previous-generation GT500.


There is method to the madness. For starters, Ford has significantly recast the new GT500 has a corner-carving dynamo, and that affects top speed. To help showcase that capability, Ford’s latest GT500 press release talks about the extensive testing and development that took place, including the use of supercomputers and 3D models to study airflow cooling for the engine and brakes, not to mention added downforce for all GT500 trim levels.
“This all-new aero design merges state-of-the-art design and materials technology with the craftsmanship of Ford racing expertise to create the most aero-capable Mustang ever,” said Steve Thompson, Ford Performance vehicle dynamics engineer. “It’s powerful, balanced and consistent – even over extended track runs – which works to deliver more fun and greater confidence for drivers.”






























On Shelbys equipped with the optional Carbon Fiber Track Package, a big rear wing generates 500 pounds of downforce at the car’s maximum speed. The standard GT500 still benefits from aero tweaks, however, with a hybrid wing/spoiler dubbed “swing” that produces 379 pounds of downforce, also at 180 mph. Up front, Ford says the new fascia increases cooling capacity for the GT500 by over 50 percent compared to the GT350.


Considering the GT500 has considerably more horsepower than the GT350, extra cooling is never a bad thing. In any case, turning blistering lap times or 10-second quarter-mile passes doesn’t require a car to exceed 200 mph. And honestly, we doubt such a lofty speed matters to GT500 buyers anyway.



There’s still quite a bit we don’t know about the new GT500, including exactly how much power its supercharged 5.2-liter V8 will produce. “Over 700 horsepower” is the vague figure Ford has stuck with for over a year, but the automaker does at least say the Shelby will turn a sub-11-second quarter-mile time. We also know the car goes on sale this summer, so presumably all the GT500’s figures will be revealed in the next couple months.
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Ford: None of You Were Going to Do 180 MPH in a Shelby GT500 Anyway






News that the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500's top speed would max out at a limited 180 mph yesterday really seemed to bum people out, with some even saying the Fun Police had been involvedin the decision. Assuming you could even find a place to go faster, we asked Ford why they won’t let you.


The answer is simple; where the hell are you going to go faster than 180 mph? Even illegally, and even on most race tracks, your options are extremely limited.
But yesterday, I reached out to Ford to find out what the actual limiting factor for the GT500's limited top speed was, and here’s what a spokesperson told me:
Our Ford Performance engineers and professional drivers were given a goal of making the all-new Shelby GT500 as fast as possible at both road courses and the drag strip, all while remaining comfortable and engaging on the open road.
The GT500 also had to flatter the novice while rewarding the most skilled drivers. The top speed of the GT500 supports the best drivers at every track the vehicle was tested at, in both physical and virtual form, without compromising the other attributes of the car.

The spokesperson followed up to clarify that the limited speed of 180 mph on the car exceeds any of the speeds the team was able to accomplish in development and testing, on both the physical tracks they tested at and in virtual simulations.
When asked to clarify which tracks Ford tested the GT500 at, the spokesperson said NOLA Motorsports Park and Virginia International Raceway played a significant role in the development of the car, as well as drag strip testing and additional driving at other tracks, either physically or virtually.
I struggle to think of a safe, legal location for you to take your car faster than the individuals involved in its development did, so what is everybody so bummed about? What are you trying to prove?
And if you don’t want to take my word for it, we asked pro racing driver and Jalopnik contributor Robb Holland which tracks could support you, conceivably, going that fast in this car. The answer is: not many.
“Maybe Road America?” Holland said. “But that’s probably about it, and even with that I don’t think you could get much quicker than 180. So that is not a limiting factor in my opinion.”
Jalopnik reached out to the Fun County Police Department and will update if we get any additional information about their intervention in the development of the GT500.
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Could they f this thing up much more than they already have?

No manual option- Check!

Limited top speed- Check!

Dealer markup BS- Check!
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2020 Ford Mustang Gains Grabber Lime Color In Time For St. Patrick’s Day







Ford is bringing back the iconic Grabber Lime color for the 2020 Mustang, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day (March 17).

Inspired by a vintage Mustang color from the 1970s, Grabber Lime is a high-impact (some would call it flashy) green paint that will definitely not go unnoticed on the street — especially when applied to the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. Ford cheekily calls it “more potent than krypton-ite.”
“It’s lime green on steroids. This color traces back to a Mustang heritage color while bringing it forward with more modern, dynamic pigments and bold new energy,” said Barb Whalen, Ford color and materials manager.

Grabber Lime is one of two new feature colors available for the 2020 Mustang lineup, the other being Twister Orange. In addition to these striking paintworks, Ford will freshen up the 2020 Mustang color palette with new Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic. These colors will be available including for the Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 muscle cars.
The facelifted 2020 Ford Mustang lineup arrives this fall with the most important update being the return of the Shelby GT500 as a range-topping model. With more than 700 horsepower from a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine, the 2020 Shelby GT500 is the fastest and most powerful Mustang ever
It’s capable of going from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in about 3.5 seconds and covering the quarter-mile in under 11 seconds. The top speed will be capped at 180 mph (289 km/h), Ford announced yesterday. As for the rest of the Mustang lineup, we should expect minor updates. Rumor has it Ford will add a more powerful 2.3-liter EcoBoost model for 2020.
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