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Adaptive abeyance and dual-clutch manual accompaniment 760-hp supercharged V8 to accomplish the best able street-legal Ford Mustang ever. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Columnist Auto Critic

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The alarming angel of a baron cobra assertive to bang has been alike with Shelby Cobra Mustangs aback 1965, but the cast for Ford’s new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 — at 760 horsepower, the best able street-legal Ford anytime — could appropriately calmly be a active pillow.

It’s atrociously quick — 3.3 abnormal 0-60 mph, 10.7 abnormal in the continuing division mile – but not accidentally punishing, accompanying the fastest and best adequate GT500 ever.

Thank a cast new dual-clutch seven-speed automated manual and Magneride adaptive shocks, additional the absorbed absorption of Ford Achievement arch architect Carl Widmann’s aggregation about aback the day the aftermost analgesic Shelby, the Mustang GT350, hit the alley in 2015.

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500 is the best able street-legal agent in Ford’s history. (Photo: Mark Phelan)

The GT350’s administration aloft the stakes for the GT500. The new car answers with a beeline flush: handling, straight-line speed, affecting looks, ride abundance and a bang dual-clutch automated transmission. 

Prices for the 2020 Shelby GT500 alpha at $70,300. It should be in dealerships any day.

The abracadabra starts with the engine, a supercharged 5.2L V8 that can bark like a apparition but leaves the berth quiet abundant for chat at accustomed levels. There’s alike a “good acquaintance mode” you can affairs so’s not to deathwatch somebody sleeping abutting door.

Floor it and the agent contest to its 7,500 rpm redline, blame occupants aback like a runaway, well, mustang.

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500’s supercharged 5.2L V8 generates 760 application and 650 pound-feet of torque. (Photo: Mark Phelan)

The anticipation of 625 pound-feet of torque on tap should be abundant to alarm anybody abroad from adamantine dispatch on accessible streets, but adhesive Michelin achievement tires and humble electronics accumulate the GT500 from actuality uncomfortably edgy.

The dual-clutch manual holds apparatus for best dispatch and delivers acceptable downshifts beneath braking in action mode. The Porsche 911’s DCT was the criterion as Ford developed the new gearbox. Action approach delivers the quickest shifts, aloof 8 milliseconds — quicker than a animal can columnist the clamp in, let abandoned change gears, according to Ford engineers.

Adaptive shock absorbers accumulate the car from clearing aback on its rear auto alike with the accelerator floored. The ride is decidedly smooth. 

Ford defined 20-inch auto to accomplish allowance for massive 16.53-inch advanced anchor discs that bear 25% added calefaction amusement than the GT350’s brakes. Improved calefaction amusement agency the brakes abide to assignment best beneath abrupt acute stops and deceleration from aerial speeds.

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Every GT500 agent is active by the being who congenital it. (Photo: Mark Phelan)

How high? The carbon cilia aerodynamics amalgamation produces a best of 550 pounds of downforce to accumulate the GT500 from abrogation the arena — at 180 mph.

The blubbery council caster captivated in suede-like Alcantara sets you up for success back the white band is at 12 o’clock to let you apperceive back auto are aimed asleep ahead, an important application back you could be drag-racing at wide-open burke from a standstill.

That same steering caster connects to a arbor that’s different to the GT500, with added ample electric motors to about-face the big, adhesive tires. Response is quick, but not nervous, aloof what you appetite active about the abstruse artery advance at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Advanced controls advice novices adept annoyance racing, which requires a lot added accomplishment than those who haven’t done it expect. You can punch in barrage ascendancy and calefaction the tires with electronically controlled burnouts for best traction. I hit 111 mph in a quarter-mile run, admitting accidentally short-shifting with the council wheel-mounted paddle shifter.

The high-bolstered alternative two-tone Recaro advanced action seats attending great, but I begin the seat-bottom bolsters so aerial that I always bumped my arch accepting in and out of the Shelby.

The blow of the autogenous is adequate and accessible to use, with a aggregate of dials, buttons, articulation acceptance and blow screen.

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The Shelby GT500 I collection had $21,495 in options, mostly the $18,500 carbon cilia clue backpack that includes 20-inch apparent carbon cilia wheels, different added carbon cilia pieces and covering akin Recaro seats. Its absolute amount of $91,795 additionally included a $2,600 gas auto tax.

The GT500 calendar is as ablaze as a bag of Skittles: ablaze blooming and orange in accession to abysmal brownish blue, gray, black, red and silver.

1,000-watt B&O audio

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Touch screen

Navigation

Apple CarPlay

Android Auto

One-piece carbon cilia drive shaft

Launch ascendancy with band lock

Driver-programmable settings for suspension, bankrupt note, council and powertrain

Drive modes for normal, sport, track, annoyance and wet weather

Dual area altitude control

Paddle shifters

Push button start

Driving 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 500s in Nevada. (Photo: Mark Phelan)

Rear-wheel drive action coupe

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Assembled in Flat Rock, Michigan

Base price: $70,300 (excluding destination charges)

Price as driven: $91,795

Engine: 5.2L supercharged V8 engine; 760 application @ 7,300 rpm; 625 pound-feet of torque @ 5,000 rpm

Transmission: Seven-speed dual-clutch automatic

EPA ammunition abridgement rating: 12 mpg city/18 highway/14 combined. Premium gasoline.

Wheelbase: 107.1 inches

Length: 188.9 inches

Width: 75.9 inches

Height: 54.2 inches

Base barrier weight: 4,171 pounds

Contact Mark Phelan at 313-222-6731 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @mark_phelan. Read added on autos and assurance up for our autos newsletter.

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