The ultimate muscle car is finally available for purchase in the UK. Arriving in late Feb/early March, this velocity blue example of the GT500 continues the legacy of Motorsport icon, Carroll Shelby.
The 2020 GT500 runs a 5.2-liter aluminum-block V8 fitted with a 2.65-liter Roots-type supercharger. Giving out 760 hp, this makes it the most power-dense supercharged powerplant on the planet (shaming the 707-hp Dodge Challenger Hellcat engine in the process).
This particular GT500 comes fully 'kitted' with every available optional extra. Most notable of all is the striking 'Carbon Fibre Track Package', which provides the car with logic-defying aerodynamic performance and large weight-saving. Included in this pack are a set of 20" Exposed carbon fibre wheels as well as the striking GT4-styled rear wing, which provides an astonishing 550 pounds of rear downforce at 180 MPH. Also included in the track package are: adjustable Strut Top Mounts, carbon fibre instrument panel, rear seat delete, Splitter Wickers and a wheel locking kit.
Twin racing stripes have long been a defining characteristic of Shelby badged Mustangs. Heralding back to the iconic Ford x Shelby motorsport ventures of the 60s, they act as the surefire way to stand out from the crowd. This GT500 is specified with the premium 'painted-on' Shelby racing stripes.
The car also comes fitted with the technology package, offering an overhaul of the conventional Mustang range of gadgets. Primarily the package provides an upgraded sound system by Bang & Olufsen which includes 12 speakers and a sub-woofer system in the boot. Also included is Ford's BLIS (blind spot information system) with cross-traffic alert as well as a 6-way Driver seat with three memory settings.
The Recaro bucket seat option has been triggered on this GT500, upgrading the driver and passenger seat to a design more suitable in keeping you planted as your Mustang defies reality.
Mirror upgrades include: Heated, memory, Turn signal and Cobra logo puddle lamps.
The center console also receives a voice-activated Touchscreen navigation system with Pinch-to-zoom capability, siriusXM Traffic and Travel Link®.