2019 Chicago Auto Show Highlights

© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience© Perry Stern, Automotive Content Experience
2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
At the heart of the new GT500 lurks a 5.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that will generate more than 700 horsepower — rumor has it that it could be in the 750-horsepower range, but Ford has not yet released the official number. All that power and torque gets directed to the rear wheels via a carbon fiber driveshaft. Surprisingly, Ford will not offer the GT500 with a manual gearbox; the big V8 is teamed with a TREMEC 7-speed dual-clutch transmission that is capable of shifting gears in less than 100 milliseconds. Ford says the Shelby GT500 will sprint to 60 mph in the mid-3-second range and complete a quarter mile in less than 11 seconds. No top speed has been announced; however, we wouldn’t be surprised to see this ultimate Mustang approaching — perhaps even eclipsing — 200 mph.

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