Ford has finally confirmed the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500’s 5.2-liter supercharged V8 will produce a whopping 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. That makes it more powerful than the 650-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and 707 hp Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat but it falls short of the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, which has 797 hp and 707 lb-ft on tap.
760 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque.That’s a lot of power that puts it ahead of a lot of serious competitors. That’s 110 more horsepower than the Chevy Camaro ZL1; 53 more horsepower than a Dogde Challenger Hellcat; and even 5 more horsepower than the Chevy Corvette ZR1. Even against exotic cars it’s impressive, with 70 more horsepower than a Porsche 911 GT2 RS, 50 more than a Ferrari F8 Tributo, and 1 more than the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ.But, as Mopar fans already know, the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye’s 797 horsepower and the Demon’s 840 horsepower still surpass the new Shelby.
Of course, as we’ve covered previously, the Shelby isn’t just about horsepower. Its dual-clutch transmission shifts gears in under 100 milliseconds. Its aerodynamics can produce up to 550 pounds of downforce. It even has huge 16.5-inch brake rotors and available carbon fiber wheels.
Besides how the Shelby is to drive, there’s really only one big mystery left: How much will it cost? But now that we finally have engine output, pricing should be close behind.