The Shelby GT500’s is the most power Mustang ever built by Ford and offers a single powertrain—a 760-hp supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 that revs to 7500 rpm with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic—is engineered for speed and Ford advise it will be good for a sub-3.5-second rip to 60 mph and an 11.0-second quarter-mile.
Of course, it’s not all about straight-line performance. On a racetrack, the GT500 snaps off raucous shifts and sounds every bit as menacing as it is. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires are standard, but it’s the optional Cup 2 tires that transform the GT500 into an apex-hunting machine. The GT500 corners with confidence and turns in without hesitation and the massive Brembo brakes hold up nicely to track abuse, with no evidence of fade.
The GT500 also boast a Electronic Launch Control System and Selectable Drive Control offering Normal, Sport, Track, Drag Strip and Snow/Wet settings.
The interior of the Mustang Shelby GT500 is palatial compared with the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, with the interior surprisingly liveable for how laser-focused it is on performance. The magnetorheological dampers keep the body under tight control and yet still take the shock out of hard impacts. The optional Recaro seats will hug you tightly at all times, so avoid them if you have personal-space issues. The GT500’s trunk, at 14 cubic feet, is also significantly larger than the Camaro’s (9 cubic feet).
Every Shelby GT500 comes with a 12” configurable LCD Driver’s Instrumentation Cluster an 8.0-inch touchscreen running Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. The standard setup also includes a CD player, two USB ports, and nine speakers. Ford’s own navigation and a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system are available as part of the Technology package.
There are comparatively few significant optional extras other than the Carbon Fiber Track Pack which includes:
•20-inch exposed carbon-fiber wheels
•Michelin® Pilot Cup Sport 2 tires – Front – 305/30 R 20, Rear – 315/30 R 20
•Rear seat delete
•Exposed carbon fiber instrument panel
•Exposed carbon fiber GT4 track wing
•Adjustable strut top mounts*
•RECARO® leather-trimmed seats
•Wheel locking kit
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