Ford Could Build A Manual 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, If Enough Of You Ask For It

The new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 could be offered with a six-speed manual transmission, but only if there’s enough demand.

Speaking to Mustang chief engineer Carl Widdman at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, Road&Track asked whether the car could be had with a stick shift in the future, and got a rather interesting answer.

“Right now, we’re DCT-only, [but] we get feedback, and we’re real tight with the Mustang crowd”, said Widdman. “We always listen to what our customers want, right?”

So, if you’d rather have your GT500 with a manual gearbox instead of its rivals, you know what to do.

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In the meantime, those who cannot wait for the automaker to make up its mind whether a Mustang Shelby GT500 with three pedals is feasible, can order it with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. It directs in excess of 700 horsepower to the rear wheels, produced by a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine.

Flat-out, the muscle car can sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in roughly 3.5 seconds, whereas drag racing enthusiasts should be pleased by the fact that it’s a 10-second quarter mile car. Full specs as well as pricing details will be announced in the coming months. .

If having the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 with an automatic gearbox is not an option, then perhaps you should check out the competition. Both the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat are available with a stick shift, and sit in the same power zone.

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  • ErnieB

    I bet they have it already.

    • john1168

      Yeah, I’m sure it’s a beefed up Tremec.

    • TheAmerican

      Either that or they’ll just say that they didn’t have enough people wanting a manual no matter what people actually say.

  • TheAmerican

    Pleeease get a manual.

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  • Bo Hanan

    Beautiful car! I would only ask; “could they have given it different (clear?) tail lights?”

  • ztamg04

    they’re just waiting to see if they can deliver the manual cars as quick as they think they can be sold. There’s no way that a car like that would only come in automatic…none of its rivals, (SRT Hellcat Redeye 797 HP, or Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 650 HP) do!

  • Bob White

    The DCT will always be faster and far more consistent.

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