Say hello to your next state trooper magnet. Ford has announced the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. That’s a mouthful. How about the Shelby GT500? Every time I hear or read Shelby, I immediately fall into a bad impersonation from Peaky Blinders on Netflix.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 side view

Let’s get back to Ford’s latest muscle car. Slated for a Fall 2019 release, the Shelby GT500 Mustang is everything you’d expect out of the muscle car division. With an extra energy drink. The mad automakers have dropped the most powerful engine ever into a street-legal Ford. How does a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 outputting over 700 horsepower sound?  

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 rear

Ford’s new engine in the Mustang Shelby GT500 firmly places it into the realm of supercars with astronomical price tags. It even starts to compete with the company’s own Ford GT.

What about track times? Ford is claiming 0-60 in the mid-three seconds and the active suspension paired with a Tremec seven-speed-dual-clutch allows the car to be just as happy on the track as it is on a drag strip.

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 interior

You can see in the images the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 has had some upgrades when it comes to the body with more aggressive details and increases aerodynamics and air intakes for those days on the track. Or running to the store. Yeah, you better invest in a radar detector or get really good at spotting speed traps.

Pricing hasn’t been announced, and outside a Fall 2019 timeframe, Ford is mum on a hard date.

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