- shelby american has unveiled its upgraded 2020 ford mustang shelby gt500 signature edition, and only 100 will be built.
- the supercharged 5.2-liter v-8 produces more than 800 horsepower thanks to a smaller supercharger pulley and upgraded cooling.
- the upgrades cost an additional $29,995 on top of the gt500's $71,495 starting price.
the 2020 ford mustang shelby gt500 is the most powerful production ford to date, but for some power-hungry crazies, 760 horsepower might not be enough. good thing shelby american exists, because it's building 100 upgraded gt500s with more than 800 horsepower. disclaimer: we certainly didn't ask for this, but we're all for it.
to squeeze an additional 40-plus horsepower from the gt500's supercharged 5.2-liter v-8, shelby american equipped a smaller supercharger pulley and an uprated heat exchanger and intercooler, and it runs on 93-octane pump gas. during car and driver testing, a stock 2020 gt500 launched to 60 mph in 3.6 seconds on its way to a 11.4-second quarter-mile at 132 mph, making it one of the quickest muscle cars we've ever tested.
the gt500se sits a bit lower than the standard car, with new front and rear springs and anti-roll bars. stronger axle shafts are equipped to handle the additional power. adding to the gt500's already menacing look is a new vented carbon-fiber hood that's 30 pounds lighter than the original. a shelby widebody kit and carbon-fiber package are both available. the car sits on 20-inch forged aluminum wheels wrapped in michelin pilot sport 4s tires, though sticky cup 2 tires are optional.
inside, the seats have been recovered with carroll shelby's signature stitched into the seatbacks. remember, only 100 of these 800-plus-hp mustangs will be built for each model year, and to make sure you know which one you have, shelby includes both engine and dashboard plaques with the car's serial number.
the 2020 ford mustang shelby gt500 signature edition starts at $101,490—shelby charges $29,995 for the upgrades—and is available to order now. each sale will benefit the carroll shelby foundation for children and grants membership to the team shelby club.