About six months ago, Ford and Shelby surprised the muscle car world when they unleashed the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. Packed with over 700+ horsepower from a highly-modified 5.2-liter supercharged V8, it's the most powerful street-legal, Mustang-based high-performance model yet.
But how much power does this beast of a stallion makes? Well after whetting our appetite last January, Ford has officially released the engine's power output. This supercharged eight-cylinder engine cranks out a whopping 770 PS along with a staggering 847 Nm of torque. Compared to the standard Mustang GT available today, the GT500 produces 304 PS more and an additional 277 Nm of pulling power.
With those kind of figures, Ford and Shelby have claimed that this engine for the GT500 has the 'most power- and torque-dense supercharged production V8 in the world'. However, they have yet to reveal how fast it can go from 0 – 100 km/h. What we do know, however, is that it can hit an electronically-limited top speed of nearly 290 km/h. In addition, they claimed that it can easily score a sub-11 second quarter mile time.
So does this make the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 the most powerful when compared against its closest rivals: the Dodge SRT Hellcat Redeye and the Chevy Camaro ZL1? Sorry to say but the Hellcat Redeye still makes the most as it generates over 800 PS and 958 Nm of torque from its Demon-like V8. However, the GT500's 770 PS with 847 Nm of torque means it lands in second place. Standing at third place, on the other hand, is the Camaro ZL1 which puts out 650 PS and 881 Nm of torque from a supercharged 6.2-liter V8.
With the Mustang Shelby GT500 set to go on sale soon in the US, we can't wait to see it rip up the drag strip and go toe-to-toe with some high-performance machines.