Ford's incoming 2020 Shelby GT500 will be the fastest and most powerful Mustang to ever grace a stretch of road, as well as the most powerful production car the company has ever manufactured.
That much has been known for a while as it was previously reported that it would have 113 more horsepower than the Ford GT. But the American automakers have released some more information on the car's engine, giving us a bit more data to process as it pertains to what potential buyers should expect (via Autoblog).
The GT500's 5.2-liter V8 engine will boast a new seven-speed dual-clutch. And, with a 2.65-liter supercharger in the mix, providing 12 psi of boost, the GT500 will make 760hp at 7,300 rpm and 625 pound-feet of torque from 3,000 rpm to redline.
The Dodge Demon and the Redeye are two vehicles that will remain more powerful. The likes of the Chevy Camaro, Chevy Corvette ZR1, Dodge Challenger Hellcat, Porsche GT2 RS (as well as almost every other street-legal car), however, will have to concede a place in the pecking order when the Shelby's released.
The GT500's engines are handbuilt alongside the GT350's but the former has larger springs and valves. Ford did consider strapping them with turbochargers but the superchargers were favored due to their ability to better provide throttle response and power, in spite of the losses incurred due to the fact that it uses power from the engine itself.
Cooling was also a big part of the manufacturing for the new Shelby. An air-to-water intercooler is perched on top of the supercharger while the car boasts six radiators, some of which cool the oil and transmission. The Shelby's open front also helps significantly in that regard.
Ford has so far refused to disclose the 0-60 mph time for the GT500 but the latest revelation reveals that it can hit 100 mph and drop back to zero in just 10.6 seconds.
The transmission comes from Tremec and it marks the first time a dual-clutch has made its way to a Mustang or Shelby. Shifts can take just 130 milliseconds to happen, depending on what you're going for.