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Holy Crap, the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 Makes 760 Horsepower

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2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 makes 760 horsepower
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We’ve waited (and waited and waited and waited) to learn just how many horses over 700 the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 will make since its official announcement nebulously left that figure at 700+. As it turns out, the wait was well worth it, because this snake does more than run with hellcats — it trounces them thoroughly and completely.

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Ford revealed on Wednesday that the much-anticipated 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 makes 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. This makes the new Mustang the most powerful street-legal Ford ever made and makes its 5.2-liter aluminum alloy V8 with 2.65-liter supercharger and air-to-liquid intercooler the most power- and torque-dense supercharged production V8 engine on the entire planet.

And that’s all Ford revealed. This wasn’t the typical press release with a nice fluffy line about how the Mustang Shelby GT500 is changing the game or completing somebody’s legacy or anything like that. Ford called the news a “venomous strike,” said what it had to say, and closed with the ever apropos: “Enough said.”

We know, of course, there’s a lot more that makes the 2020 Shelby GT500 so bonkers, like its max 500 pounds of rear downforce, the added aerodynamics of its Carbon Fiber Track Package, the Ford Performance-spec Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, the 31×28-inch louvered hood vent that looks cool and bolsters performance, and so on. But you have to appreciate Ford wanting to cut right to the point when it talks about how crazy powerful this thing is going to be.

The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is set to arrive in the fall, joining the Shelby GT350 and the rest of the Mustang lineup. Gonna be a wild time, y’all.

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