The most anticipated 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 price as hammered at $1.1 million for its first copy, the VIN 001 at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. So, who is the winner for the amazing number of the bidder? They are Craig Jackson and the CEO of Barret-Jackson. With this winning bidding, they are now allowed to customize the car with a number of colors and options. Interestingly, this huge number is for JDFR, an organization that is focusing on Type 1 diabetes research. Each year, Ford has contributed more than $3.5 to this organization.
So, let’s skip the auction event and move to the engine of the supercar.
The new 202 Shely GT500 is expected to come with 5.2-liter which is related to the 526-hp GT350. The difference is this series comes with a cross-plane crankshaft. This is also supported by a 2.65L with 700 hp and 600 lb-ft of torque. It is estimated that the Ford can do 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
Still, Ford hasn’t beat the 707 hp and 650 lb-ft of Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with its 6.2 liters Hemi V-8. Another brand such as Hellcat Redeye comes with 797 hp and also 707 lb-ft.
The GT500 comes with Tremec-sourced 7-speed twin-clutch automatic transmission. There is no manual in the series. Meanwhile, the Camaro ZL1 offers two choices with 10 speeds automatic and 6-speed manual. Ford decided to choose the twin-clutch because its easiness to handle the high torque of Supercharged V-8.
The good news is the GT500 will be a high-horsepower for its performance. Besides, it is made of composite material so it is lighter. A rear seat also plays a big role in making the car lighter.
Other interesting features are the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires and adjustable magnetic shocks. This is interesting as all GT500 features Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires and magnetic shocks as standard.
On the other hand, the Challenger Hellcat comes with a wider model with 3.5 inches and 20×11 inches wheels and it is wrapped with 305/40 size Pirelli P Zero tires.
GT500 comes with the standard Mustang fare. The Shelby-specific graphics feature the digital instrument cluster and its dash has carbon-fiber accents. This series features electronic rotary shifter which is similar to the other modern series from Ford. It comes also with standard two seats with well-bolstered Recaro buckets which makes it look so fancy. There is also an 8-inch of a touchscreen with its standard Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system.
Another series from ZL1 comes with Recaro seats with luxurious red seat belts and a flat-bottom steering wheel that is made of suede. It features an 8-inch touchscreen of apple airplay and also Android Auto capability. There are Daa Recorder system, high-definition camera, telemetry recorder, dedicated microphone, and dedicated SD card slot.
Well, the MSRP for this 2020 GT500 hasn’t been confirmed yet. But for a premium over, this is estimated to be around $60,230. So, wait for it until this 2019’s fall to test.