Ford unveiled the 2020 GT500 this week in Detroit, and it is everything that fans were waiting for. The car is hailed as the most powerful street-legal Ford ever made with a supercharged 5.2L V8 making over 700hp. That much power pushes the GT500 to 60mph in the mid-3-second range, and the car turns a sub-11-second quarter mile run.
Ford didn’t build the GT500 just for drag racing; it also promises the best cornering and largest brakes of any domestic sports coupe thanks to tech taken from the Ford GT and the Mustang GT4 programs. The car uses a segment first dual-clutch transmission, but a manual is not an option.
Each Shelby GT500 has an aluminum alloy engine built by hand. The supercharger is a 2.65L roots-type that is inverted and has an air-to-liquid intercooler. The car has forged connecting rods, improved lubrication and cooling, and a baffled oil pan. Ford uses a carbon fiber driveshaft, and that dual-clutch transmission is a 7-speed unit with drive modes for normal, slippery, sport, drag, and track. There is a line-lock and rpm selectable launch control. Pricing is unannounced at this time.
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