Some new details are surfacing about the 2020 Shelby GT500 from Ford. We know that the car will have a supercharged V8 making over 700 hp. All that power will push the car to 60mph in the mid-3-second range, and it will have a flappy paddle dual clutch transmission.
Among the new details on the car is that despite all that power, it will only hit 180 mph. That is super fast and this side of people who frequent those mile-long go as fast as you can events around the US, no one will care, but it is slower than the last GT500 that could do 200 mph.
Ford spent more time on cooling than top speed, which is essential for a car likely to see track time that has a supercharger. The cooling system can extract 230 kilowatts of heat from the engine at WOT. Wind tunnel testing means that airflow for the GT500 is up over 50% compared to the GT350. Opt for the Carbon Fiber Track Package and the car gets a GT4 wing that makes 550 pounds of downforce at max speed. The standard wing with gurney flap delivers 379 pounds of downforce.