2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 hits 60 mph in 3.3 seconds
The new GT500 is apparently quicker than the more powerful Callenger SRT Hellcat Widebody.
Ford's 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 is apparently among the quickest options in the increasingly powerful world of pony cars.
The company has officially claimed the latest GT500 can hit 60 mph from a standstill in just 3.3 seconds in "ideal conditions," with a quarter-mile benchmark of 10.7 seconds, according to Car and Driver.
The numbers do not come as a surprise, as the car is powered by a supercharged version of Ford's 5.2-liter V8 with $760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque. The company had already highlighted an impressive zero-100-zero mph time of 10.6 seconds.
The 3.3-second spring to 60 mph compares favorably to the previous GT500's 3.5 seconds, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye's 3.4 seconds, and the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 at 3.5 seconds.
The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is still the king of the drag strip, however its 840 horsepower is only attainable with race fuel. Putting 93 octane in the tank, installing the standard-width front wheels and leaving the TransBrake disengaged will bring the Demon's quarter-mile time down to 10.7 seconds, matching the new GT500, according to prior tests performed by Speed Society.
Around corners, the GT500 may also reign supreme with 1.3 g of lateral acceleration, as reported by Motor Trend. In contrast, the Challenger Widebody was tested at 0.97 g and the Camaro ZL1 1LE is below 1.2 g.
The 2020 GT500 fetches just under $74,000 in its base configuration, though the carbon-fiber track pack and other goodies can push the bill to nearly $100,000.