The specs for the latest Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 were released last month, and they caused a big stir. Now, we’ve seen it run at Goodwood — and it looks amazing.
Of course, you’d expect a machine with 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque on tap to be an absolute monster, and with drift champion Vaughn Gittin Jr. at the helm, there was predictably no mercy shown to the rear rubber.
At this point, we’re having a hard time imagining how all that power is going to feel, given that when I drove the current version of the standard GT on some winding roads outside Seattle last year, it was already a total hoot.
Here’s what I said about the current powertrain in my review:
To say there’s no shortage of grunt in the latest Mustang GT is a massive understatement. Power comes from a 5.0-liter V8, which makes a whopping 460 horsepower and 420 lb-feet of torque, and revs all the way to a lofty 7500 rpm. Bury your foot in the carpet, and you’ll feel each and every one of them, and it’ll take you less than four seconds to hit the 60 mph mark. Not too long ago, those were supercar numbers, and when you’re driving the Mustang, it’s amazing to think about just how far the pony car has come, not only in regard to straight-line speed, but handling and general livability
For more on the what drivers can expect from the V8 version of the Blue Oval’s iconic machine, read my full piece. But safe to say this latest incarnation will be an exponentially different experience entirely.
The Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is sure to be a hot ticket when it arrives at your local AutoNation Ford dealer. So if you’re looking to score an example of this vicious snake for yourself? We’d recommend paying them a visit sooner rather than later…