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Reviews How to Build the Perfect 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

02:15  18 october  2019
02:15  18 october  2019 Source:   automobilemag.com

This 1957 Ford Hides a Mustang Shelby GT500 V-8 Under its Hood

This 1957 Ford Hides a Mustang Shelby GT500 V-8 Under its Hood Without going into too much detail let’s just say that 1957 Ford put his Chevy on the trailer.This Subtle 1957 Ford packs a 600 HP Ford Motor Under the Hood

Here's what the new supercharged Mustang Shelby GT 500 sounds like in Quiet, Normal, Sport and Race mode, inside and out. With more than 700 horsepower and a

Pricing for the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 is now available, including what the options add to the muscle car's bottom line. It will be possible to load up the GT 500 with options, too. The Carbon Fiber Track Package will add ,500 to the price and will add parts like 20-inch carbon wheels

Seven hundred and sixty horsepower. That's the output of the supercharged, 5.2-liter V-8 under the hood of the new 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Crazy. And where the old 661-hp GT500 could only be had with a six-speed manual, the new version can only be had with a Tremec seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. As Bob Dylan sang, "The times they are a-changin'." And how very Porsche 911 GT2 RS of Ford.

1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 For Sale At Nearly $100K

1968 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 For Sale At Nearly $100K A number-matching Fastback with the original window sticker and build sheet. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); You may want to pinch yourself, because this may seem like a dream. The breathtakingly beautiful vehicle you see here is none other than the iconic 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback Shelby GT350.

Shelby GT 500 starts with a supercharged 5.2-liter aluminum alloy engine built by hand. To keep the intake air cooler and deliver a lower center of gravity, the team inverted a 2.65-liter roots-type supercharger with air-to-liquid intercooler tucked neatly in the V8 engine valley. Like Shelby GT 350

Arriving this fall, the all-new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT 500 is the most powerful street-legal Fordever with a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 producing more than700

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Looking through the configurator for the new Shelby, you can basically build a GT500 in two ways—track-focused or street-focused. I'd go the latter route, as I like the idea of a wicked-fast Mustang for the road. If I was going to do proper circuit work, I'd buy the lighter, naturally aspirated Shelby GT350R or the not-street-legal Shelby FP350S race car from the Ford parts department. As such, here's how to spec the perfect Mustang Shelby GT500:

a car parked in a parking lot © The Manufacturer,Steven Pham

Exterior

Paint: Many people will surely pick a crazy, extroverted color for this over-the-top pony car. Options along those lines include Grabber Lime, Twister Orange Tri-Coat, and Rapid Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat. The latter two options are $495 and $395, respectively. I'd go with Iconic Silver, which is a no-charge option, new for 2020, and has been shown in many of the press photos. It's gorgeous. I'd pass on the black roof ($695), vinyl side stripes ($395), "Over-the-Top" vinyl stripes ($1000), and the ultra-expensive "Over-the-Top" painted stripes ($10,000). All the stripe options are available in either black, white, or blue. Just keep in mind that stripe hue compatibility depends on your exterior color choice. And if you do want top stripes, =splurge and go with the painted version. They look way better and won't peel away.

Learn The History Of The 65 Shelby GT350

Learn The History Of The 65 Shelby GT350 Find out more about how this hot pony car came about. It’s a legend for all the right reasons, but most people don’t really know how the 1965 Ford Shelby GT350 came about. Sure, Carroll Shelby took Ford’s popular pony car, which was a decent performer, then transformed it into an explosive GT racer. His formula made the GT350 a dominant force in SCCA B-Production racing for the space of three years, frustrating the competition. The video below helps bring to life the history of this car’s origins so you have something to talk about at your next cocktail party.

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The all-new Shelby GT 500 – the pinnacle of any pony car ever engineered by Ford Performance – delivers on its heritage with more than 700 horsepower for the quickest street-legal acceleration and most high-performance technology to date ever offered in a Ford Mustang .

Wheels: There are only two options, both 20 inches in diameter. I'm not a big fan of black wheels but I'd still go with the standard high-gloss black aluminum wheels. The other option is exposed carbon-fiber wheels, but they only come with the Carbon Fiber Track Pack (see below). I wish Ford offered some further wheel colors, like silver or gray for the standard double five-spoke wheels. Porsche does.

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Interior

Seats: The standard perches are heated and cooled power seats in a mix of leather and Alcantara-like material. Recaro leather seats come with the track pack or are a stand-alone $1595 option. My experience with Recaro seats in Ford products is very hit or miss. I tend to like them in a Mustang but hated them in the U.S-spec Focus ST and Focus RS. But I really like the Recaro seats in the latest Euro Fiesta ST. So, it's a tough call. But given the road focus of my GT500 build, I'll stick with the stock seats, as the Recaro seat option on the GT500 deletes the power adjustment and the heating and cooling features, and disallows the selection of a memory option. The only color choice with either seat option in black with gray accents. So, no choice needed there.

True Survivor 1967 Shelby GT500 Is A Window Into The Past

True Survivor 1967 Shelby GT500 Is A Window Into The Past There’s something special about this Nightmist Blue 1967 Shelby GT500 fastback - it was tossed into storage from 1967 until 2005! In 1967, a small run of 2,048 Shelby GT500s were produced, and according to a Marti report, only 8 like this exact example were ever built. This striking GT500 was only three years old when it was put into storage somewhere in Alabama, effectively preserving what rolled off the original Ford dealers lot. This incredible (true) survivor remained untouched until 2005, when it was woken from its sleep to get a complete rehabilitation.

Shelby GT 500 starts with a supercharged 5.2-liter aluminum alloy engine built by hand. To keep the intake air cooler and deliver a lower center of gravity A functional, menacing design tuned with Ford Performance know- how Thanks to a cross-functional team of designers, Ford Performance engineers

The GT 500 is billed as the quickest-accelerating street-legal factory Mustang to date, but actual numbers won't be released until closer to the sale Since inception, the young team behind the GT 500 has been encouraged to use unorthodox thinking. With that mandate, they convinced management to

Trim: The standard "Shelby exclusive" aluminum trim is great for me. Exposed carbon-fiber trim is offered for $1000 or comes with the Carbon Fiber Track Pack. I'm not a carbon interior fan, so it's not on my build—but feel free to put it on yours.

a car parked in a parking lot: 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 How Id Spec It 4 © The Manufacturer,Steven Pham 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 How Id Spec It 4

Options

Technology Package ($3000): Again, I'm going with a road-focused build. Included with this package is 12-speaker B&O audio, blind-spot monitoring, heated mirrors with turn signals and cheesy Cobra-logo puddle lights, memory for the driver's seat and navigation. Why the latter isn't standard on a near-$75,000 car is beyond me. Maybe it's that Porsche influence.

What to Skip: Most of what's offered by Ford. I've mentioned passing on the Recaro seats, carbon interior trim, and the various stripe options. The $18,500 Carbon Fiber Track Pack adds the exposed carbon-fiber wheels shod with track-focused Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires (versus the standard road-friendly Pilot Sport 4S tires), adjustable strut mounts, a giant rear wing and extra wickers on the body. The package also deletes the rear seat—I couldn't deny my wife and kids a family jaunt in the mega-powerful GT500. I could add the Handling Package ($1500) to my build but it simply includes splitter wickers and a Gurney flap for the standard rear wing, which are shipped in the trunk for later installation. That's not something I'd use. For $395, Ford offers an indoor car cover in black, red, blue or gray, as well.

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Total Cost: $76,995. That's the $73,995 base price plus the tech package; it also includes the mandatory $2600 gas-guzzler tax. Compared to the $294,450 starting price for a Porsche 911 GT2 RS, not bad at all.

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