The 2020 Shelby GT500 does this the Fastest. The 2020 Shelby GT500 can go from 0 mph to 0 mph in 10.6 seconds. With a stop at 100 mph in between.
Ford has run its powerful new Mustang through the benchmark 0-100-0 MPH test that Carroll Shelby used to do to promote the combined acceleration and braking performance of his sports cars, and post a time that should make it the king of the muscle cars.
The unbelievable performance is thanks to the GT500’s computer-controlled 7-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that controls the 760 hp 5.2-liter V8’s 625 lb-ft of torque underneath acceleration higher than a manual could, and its large set of 16.5-inch front brake discs and Brembo calipers.
The Shelby GT500 comes with lightweight carbon fiber rims surrounded in super-sticky custom-designed Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, which can be warmed up before taking off with a rubber-burning line-lock system.
According to Motor Trend, the 10.6 sec. time beats all of the Mustang’s current muscle car rivals, with the Camaro ZL1 posting at 11.1 sec. and the heavy Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye at 11.8 sec, while the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 sports car clocked in at 10.4 sec. in standard form and 9.7 sec. with its optional high-downforce rear wing. However, their numbers usually come from adding separate 0-100 mph acceleration and 100-0 mph braking tests vs the single sprint-and-stop run that Ford used.
The $73,995 Shelby GT500 also put in an impressive result against its stablemate, the $450,000 Ford GT, which received a 9.9 sec. result from Motor Trend. However, Ford has never released out its own official figure. Ford also says the GT500 will be able to cover a quarter-mile in under 11 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 180 mph. There will be plenty of additional specifications to be revealed ahead of the GT500’s launch late this year.Auto News, Blog