Another day, another video from Goodwood. Only this one absolutely had to be shared, as it shows the new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 being driven on the hill, after a smoky start, in the hands of Vaughn Gittin Jr.
The most powerful street-legal Ford ever made its public debut last week during the UK event, prior to its launch that’s scheduled for this fall.
The GT500 will reportedly have a $73,995 starting price in the United States, destination charge and gas guzzler tax included. That’s about as much as the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye, which is $500 less expensive and more powerful, with its 6.2-liter, supercharged V8 kicking out 808 PS (797 hp / 595 kW) and 956 Nm (707 lb-ft) of torque.
The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, on the other hand, is equipped with a 5.2-liter, supercharged V8 that produces 771 PS (760 hp / 567 kW) and 847 Nm (625 lb-ft) of torque, but despite the power deficit, needs a Redeye-matching 3.5 seconds for the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration. The quarter-mile run is estimated to take less than 11 seconds – again, roughly the same as its direct competitor from FCA, which can do it in 10.8 seconds, at 211 km/h (131 mph).
With more power than some current (hugely more expensive) exotics and the theoretical ability to put them in their corner, the Mustang Shelby GT500 looks to be a game changer. We will find out just how good it is once Ford allows access to the Press, but in the meantime, let’s watch it tackle the Goodwood hill climb below.